The Assistant Director of Assessment will:
- Advise and support department heads, departmental assessment coordinators and other faculty on developing assessment plans for both new and existing programs. Create student learning outcomes, design measures and rubrics to assess student proficiency of those outcomes, analyze the data, create data reports for programs, and work with program faculty to identify data-driven opportunities and changes that improve the program and student learning. Utilize an assessment software platform to house and report assessment information. Prepare and present workshops, as needed, for faculty.
- Support accreditation efforts by guiding department heads and departmental assessment coordinators on how to maintain compliance with SACSCOC standards relating to institutional effectiveness, general education, and student achievement for both new and existing programs.
- Support best assessment practices during the design and implementation of institutional and system level initiatives
- Support institutional comprehensive program review efforts.
- Support the Coordinator for Administrative Assessment in advising academic and student support service units on models of assessment and interpreting/using the results to make improvements and supporting accreditation efforts.
- Coordinate and administer standardized assessment instruments. Analyze and report results.
- Serve on and provides support to University committees.
- Must have knowledge of a variety of methods for assessing student learning
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and foster relationships with faculty and staff
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills
- Ability to consult with and advise faculty on assessment methods/models
- Ability to analyze and interpret assessment results as well as guide programs on use of data for program improvement
- Ability to work independently with initiative to achieve results
- Ability to learn and use Xitracs assessment software for collecting data, analyzing assessment results, and reporting
- Ability to lead assessment workshops.
- Master’s degree required. Terminal degree preferred.
- At least three years, full-time work experience in academic assessment, higher education, statistics, research, or social science.
- College-level teaching experience (preferred).
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Assistant Director of Assessment on the Dahlonega campus. The Assistant Director of Assessment will Support the Institutional Effectiveness Office by maintaining and improving university-wide assessment program, including educational programs and academic and student support services.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.