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The Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Assessment Specialist leads and develops a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives. Specifically, the position supports faculty governance and assists faculty in developing assessment programs and making data informed decisions. The person also collaborates with relevant campus constituencies and assists with co-curricular assessment to support student success as well as support the planning and coordination of administrative unit assessment. The position provides support for fulfilling accreditation requirements related to New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as discipline specific accreditations. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supports academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and continuous improvement of student learning through consultation, mentoring and hands-on training.
- Plans, organizes, and coordinates the development, organization, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
- Participates in the collection and analysis of various direct and indirect assessment data to support institutional and departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
- Interprets assessment findings and prepares an annual assessment report to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on institutional effectiveness.
- Co-chairs (with a faculty member) undergraduate assessment committee and graduate assessment committee.
- Coordinates assessment and institutional effectiveness activities and documentation needed for compliance purposes and for (NECHE) accreditation and other institution -and/or program-level specialized accreditation.
- Develops and promotes internal and external communication of assessment results.
- Performs related project and duties as assigned to support the University.
- Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
- Expertise in educational outcomes assessment, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and direct and indirect assessment methods.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and accreditors.
- Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
- Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
About Salve Regina University:
Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
- health and dental coverage
- life insurance
- long-term disability
- 403B plan
- tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.