Sr. Specialist for Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
(Senior Learning Specialist/Critical Thinking)
MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position, Grade 6
The Senior Specialist for Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in is an integral member of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) staff. In close partnership with faculty and the academic divisions, this position supervises the development and curricular integration of strategies that measure student learning outcomes and critical thinking, and coordinates overall support for academic program review. In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, Fiscal Affairs, the academic divisions, and key stakeholders across the institution, the Sr. Specialist strives to build a culture of educational effectiveness and evaluation of student learning for continuous improvement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assesses educational programming and faculty needs in terms of academic effectiveness and learner outcomes; coordinates academic program review for academic effectiveness, including student outcomes assessment including course, departmental, general education, and program level.
Supervises the development of assessment strategies, measurements and activities as well as the integration of critical thinking and other general education and institutional outcomes across the curriculum.
Through the resources of the CTLI, coordinates services, support and resources for faculty and administration for academic program review, assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs), and individual academic program outcomes.
Collaborates with Institutional Research and Fiscal Affairs, faculty, staff and faculty assessment fellows on determining key quantitative and qualitative metrics for assessment of student learner outcomes as well as the evaluation of specific program and general education outcomes.
Provides technical assistance and professional development activities for the implementation of student learner outcomes assessment, academic program review, and integrating assessment practices across the curriculum. This includes contributing to course module development through CTLI for training, Faculty Professional Days and Departmental Assessment Days etc.
Coordinate work activities of program review teams and of any Faculty Fellows assigned to support program review activities
Provides professional development and training to faculty on program review methodology and outcomes
Assists the College's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) in support of institutional accreditation and serves as a key member of the College's NECHE Self-Study Committee.
Maintains and updates communication channels on student learning outcomes and program review through the CTLI assessment web pages and Beacon Newsletter.
Represents the College at appropriate statewide initiatives, such as the AAC&U VALUE Institute, Statewide Task Force for Assessment, and AMCOA.
Coordinate all aspects of Academic Program review participation, and effectively support teams participating in the process through presentation to Cabinet members
Supports all externally accredited programs through self-study process
Co-facilitate the Academic Affairs Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Advisory Board and work to integrate their recommendations into annual assessment plans
Promote intentional use of critical thinking and ILOs in the development of learner outcomes in both curricular and co-curricular learning.
Coordinate and/or participate in activities of committees and workgroups focused on the assessment of student learning.
Performs other related duties.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean of Academic and Faculty Support
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $59,939.00 - $68,000.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
Submit cover letter and resume no later than November 11, 2019. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.
Master's degree in Education or related field, doctorate preferred and 3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Classroom teaching experience, preferably in higher education.
Strong facilitation skills and experience working with faculty.
Demonstrated experience in the assessment of student learning outcomes, academic program review, and critical thinking across the curriculum.
Demonstrated outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and Google docs and sites
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
Ability to manage diverse responsibilities and projects using diplomacy and good judgement.
Demonstrated ability to take the initiative in the planning, execution, and completion of activities and programs.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: $59,939.00 - $68,000.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).