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The Assistant Director Institutional Assessment is responsible for leading the SJU Assessment work including the delivery and ongoing evaluation of assessment activities throughout the University. In addition, the AD leads the Program Review and Annual Review functions of Saint Joseph’s University. The AD ensures academic programs, including the general education program, and administrative and student support units are actively engaged in meaningful assessment of outcomes and effectiveness; supports and oversees assessment activities through collaboration with representatives from relevant programs; supports the work of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and the General Education Committee; and reviews and ensures compliance of relevant accreditation standards as well as federal and state regulations that affect higher education.
Direct the planning of and manage the University Assessment plans and processes in conjunction with faculty and administrative committees; develop processes and direct activities associated with college-wide assessment.
Extract data and generate reports to support the evaluation of programs, assessment of student learning, accreditation self-study and institutional effectiveness; identify and analyze patterns in data, recommending strategies and actions; report assessment findings to internal and external constituents and continuously seek opportunities to leverage technology to enhance existing services.
Work with varied constituent groups, including administrators at different levels, Deans, Associate Deans, program directors, faculty, and others, to promote a culture that values assessment of learning and demonstrates a genuine commitment to institutional effectiveness and improvement through action.
Oversees, facilitates and provides critical support for assessment of student learning, institutional assessment and regional and specialized accreditation activities.
In consultation with University and department leaders and assessment/program coordinators, the Director will ensure implementation of effective annual reporting; assist with preparation for specialty accreditation or reaccreditation reviews ensuring appropriate practices in assessment and assurance of institutional effectiveness; and prepare faculty and others as appropriate to implement assessment and improvement processes, including the development and implementation of appropriate training workshops Develop and lead the University’s cycle of assessment for both Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcomes
Produce and manage the university-wide Assessment Plan
Lead the University’s Program Review process which serves as both a form of Institutional Effectiveness assessment as well as a planning mechanism. Duties include: -Develop cycle of academic and administrative departments and programs for annual participation in the process and review with Provost and University Leadership Committee -Partner with Enrollment Management Institutional Research team to produce data for participating departments annually -Provide support for participating departments during self-study development and external review visit -Periodically assess the Program Review process and implement changes as necessary
Manage Saint Joseph’s student learning outcomes assessment activities: -Serve as a liaison with the Associate deans responsible for Student Learning Outcomes and Assurances of Learning in the college/schools -Work with the Deans/Provost to produce stated learning goals for the General Education Program and the University, college, program and course level -Work with departments to educate and develop new assessment mechanisms, as needed -Provide a centralized repository for all assessment plans and reports from the colleges and divisions -Manage periodic assessment projects (develop, carry out, report, incorporate into strategic plan)
A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required. At least three (3) years of assessment experience; experience in assessment methodology, educational research design, accountability issues, as well as student learning outcomes. Experience in higher education accreditation (regional or program specific) Strong analytical skills and experience. Familiarity with accountability management software and student databases (preferably Ellucian Banner). Excellent writing skills. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports in relation to policy questions, research purposes, and strategic planning efforts including, but not limited to: assessments in areas related to student success, student data analysis (such as enrollment, retention, graduation, and time to degree), and academic data analysis (such as productivity and cost of instruction). Demonstrated knowledge of higher education accreditation requirements, research purposes, and continuous assessment and improvement practices. Extensive knowledge about best practices for the assessment of student learning. Ability to prepare high-level quantitative and qualitative analysis of data that focus on critical metrics for the university including information used for decision-making and policy formation. Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective, collegial working relationships with campus constituents. Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills including the ability to lead and manage complex institution-wide processes Communication skills with a track record of building relationships with all campus constituencies Highly proficient technology skills and the ability to use systems for organizing and reporting planning and assessment data
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.