Director of Academic Assessment

Posted on9/26/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due dateNovember 1, 2017
Job start dateJanurary 2, 2017
InstitutionUniversity of Wisconsin - Platteville
Institution descriptionThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Job dutiesThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a regional, comprehensive university in the University of Wisconsin System, seeks a Director of Academic Assessment. This position reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Director of Academic Assessment leads the university's academic assessment program. The Director fosters a culture of evidence-based assessment of student learning across the university. The Director establishes an academic assessment framework for the institution in collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and governance bodies.

• Provides leadership by designing and implementing an institution-wide academic assessment framework directed at improving student achievement
• Supports and assists departments and faculty throughout the assessment process by sharing best practices
• Works collaboratively with the General Education Director, the Director of Institutional Research, the Coordinator of Co-Curricular Assessment and Program Review, and college assessment leads to produce relevant and timely reports that inform institutional decision making
• Works with the Institutional Accreditation Committee and the Accreditations Liaison Officer on academic assessment matters as they relate to the maintenance of accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission
• Supports specialized accreditation efforts by campus programs
• Develops an electronic approach for storing assessment data of student learning and automatic reporting
• Serves as ex officio member of the Assessment Oversight Commission (AOC) and the Academic Planning Council (APC)
• Serves as a resource to faculty and staff by providing workshops on assessment and accreditation initiatives through the Teaching and Technology Center
• Supports faculty in organizing the Annual Assessment Showcase
• Continues professional development and/or research related to assessment, research methods, or a related field
• Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills
• Other duties as assigned
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
• Ph.D. or terminal degree in an academic field represented at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, educational research, or related field
• Three years' experience in the development and application of academic assessment methods in higher education
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience designing and presenting workshops on academic assessment
• Demonstrated understanding of institutional accreditation standards
• Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within a team

Preferred Qualifications:
• Tenured in an academic field
• Experience with specialized program accreditations
• A broad knowledge of assessment and program evaluation literature
• Management experience at an academic institution
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsEligible for comprehensive benefits package.
Application procedureFor full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 01, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications are required to be submitted via the UW-Platteville Careers website.

Complete applications must include:
•Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;
•A curriculum vitae;
•Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

Questions about this search may be addressed to:
Patrick Hagen (Search Committee Chair)