St. Catherine University invites applications for an Assistant Provost of Accreditation and Academic Accountability. This position will begin in the 20-21 academic year and is a ranked, tenure track position.
The Assistant Provost of Accreditation and Academic Accountability develops and leads integrated, systemic university efforts in continuous improvement that support student learning and achievement, institutional and programmatic accreditation, academic planning, and operational excellence. In addition, this role will nurture a culture where improvement, academic excellence, and compliance are outcomes of faculty and staff development, and intentional connections between University and operational strategy.
Based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Kate’s is home to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. At its heart, the legacy of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), informs every facet of this private Catholic university. The Assistant Provost will lead based on values inspired by the Sisters, including those of community, spirituality, and social justice.
Oversees the composition and coordination of assessment of student learning outcomes and assists in the evaluation of academic programs in academic departments and colleges, integrates assessment activities and results with accreditation processes, disseminates obtained information among University constituents and stakeholders, and sponsors instructional support activities. • Supports systematic planning and change in Academic Affairs by administering a comprehensive, continual, and multi-dimensional assessment program of student learning outcomes and evaluation of academic programs, collaborating with campus units to integrate assessment and evaluation efforts across campus, and integrating assessment activities and results with accreditation processes. • Provides professional leadership of the assessment process by communicating the purposes of student outcomes assessment, assisting departments and colleges in the development and delineation of assessment plans, assisting in the selection of appropriate measures and methods for assessing student learning outcomes, and analyzing and communicating the results of assessments conducted. • Assists with, supports, and coordinates the reporting of assessment activities and the evaluation of majors and programs, supporting planning and budgeting decisions at the department, college, and unit levels, and represents the University and its assessment and evaluation processes to external agencies. • Coordinates efforts for student retention for Academic Affairs with the retention team. • Ensures that accreditation requirements, including compliance with accrediting standards, are incorporated, among other institutional goals and objectives, into the planning and evaluation process of the University and academic units. • Collaborate with Faculty Development and other partners to develop and implement trainings for university personnel on assessment, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness • Coordinates all assessment and institutional effectiveness activities needed for compliance purposes and for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation and other college-and/or program-level specialized accreditations
Minimum Qualifications: • An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution • Three (3) years of administrative experience in higher education • Three (3) years of experience managing and guiding successful assessment practices and student learning outcomes • Three (3) years of teaching experience in higher education • Experience with regional accreditation in an academic unit or for the college or university • A record of scholarship within the applicant’s discipline, in the scholarship of teaching, and/or in assessment
Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-6565.
Visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/search to apply. A CV and letter of interest are required within the application. Three references are required upon selection to interview. Preference will be given to candidates who submit their applications by March 15, 2020.
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About St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.