The Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness (OSPIE) is seeking an Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness to provide leadership and support for a variety of assessment initiatives throughout campus. The individual will serve as an assessment thought leader by representing the office on committees, providing training to faculty and staff on assessment principles, and contributing to the on-going improvement of policies and procedures related to the mission of the office. The Associate Director is expected to possess strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other members of OSPIE in addition to partners across campus.
Specifically, the Associate Director will:
- Serve as a campus leader on general education (UK Core) assessment by providing recommendations to the UK Core Education Committee on process improvement and facilitating training of faculty and staff, data collection and analysis, and interpretation and communication of results.
- Provide leadership and support for the institution's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) proposal process, implementation, assessment, and reporting.
- Lead the implementation of and serve as a point of contact for the new institutional effectiveness and planning software platform.
- Supervise student interns and graduate assistants, where funding is available
- Develop and provide seminars, workshops, and materials to increase campus knowledge of assessment principles and processes
- Collaborate with other team members to review and revise policies pertaining to the mission of the office
- Participate in the review of assessment and accreditation plans and reports
- Periodically engage in education research projects that align with the mission of the office.
Data analysis, the ability to collect, clean,and analyze data. Knowledge of assessment and evaluation. Ability to interpret, recommend changes to policies and procedures. Ability to work collaboratively with and manage others.Preferred Education/Experience
Experience in assessment and accreditation, experience managing complex processes at a large university or institution. Training/experience conducting educational research. Ability to use statistical software. Preferred ability to write tableau reports.
The University of Kentucky is the state of Kentucky’s public, land-grant, flagship research university founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,236 and graduate enrollment of 7,166 and offers a broad range of degree and certificate programs including engineering, law, and medicine. The university is ranked among the top national universities in US News & World Report’s Best Colleges and Schools and was ranked 18th among universities in Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers in 2019.
Lexington, Kentucky was recently ranked #29 in US News & World Report’s Best Places to Live due to its affordable cost of living, excellent schools, and local amenities. Known as the “horse capital of the world,” Lexington is home to more than 400 horse farms and its Keeneland Race Course hosts race meets throughout the fall and spring. The Lexington area has a number of local breweries and distilleries, including West Sixth Brewing, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace and many diverse local dining options. Lexington is adjacent to several scenic state and federal parks, including Red River Gorge and Raven Run, which offer outstanding hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.