- Serves as Accreditation Liaison Officer to WSCUC and to select programmatic accreditors, licensing agencies, and professional associations.
- Ensures compliance with regional accreditation standards and guidelines; proactively works with Program Directors, Deans, and other academic administrators to ensure compliance with programmatic accreditation standards and guidelines.
- Ensures timely submission of all required accreditation and licensure related reports and applications.
- In cooperation with Program Directors and Deans, ensures timely and accurate submission and of all programmatic accreditation reports and site visits.
- Oversees the Center for Faculty Development, ensuring for a robust and effective program of faculty development.
- Responsible for the development, maintenance, and implementation of an annual Program Review process that meets regional and programmatic accreditation expectations.
- Oversees the design of reliable, curricular and co-curricular assessment measures of student learning.
- Responsible for ensuring each program has a University-approved curriculum map and academic assessment plan in place that meets regional and programmatic accreditation expectations.
- Establishes and maintains a comprehensive University’s survey program to include surveys related to satisfaction, technology, engagement, courses, and interprofessional education.
- Oversees the collection, analysis and reporting of data related to but not limited to enrollment, student learning, student experience, employee engagement.
- Produces or oversees the production of key institutional reports including the University Wide KPI report, the Program Licensure PASS report, and the Monthly Accreditation Report. Identifies need for additional standing reports and establishes reporting cycle.
- Oversees and ensures the timely response to external agencies. Includes IPEDS reporting and as needed reporting related to Title IV, Title IX, the Veterans Administration, SEVIS or other regulations specific to colleges and universities.
- Works closely with the program/department leads for assessment, accreditation, and interprofessional education by convening meetings, establishing goals, and providing professional development.
- Supports the Provost’s efforts to evaluate and launch new programs.
- Champions the advancement of a “culture of evidence.”
- Remains current on best practices in interprofessional education.
- In cooperation with marketing and admissions, contributes to the analysis of demographic, recruitment, and enrollment data to support recruitment and retention efforts.
- Identifies and leads efforts to determine areas of institutional weakness, recommend corrective action and set deadlines for improvement.
- Leads in various teaching, learning and institutional effectiveness projects and initiatives in a collaborative team environment with administrators, faculty and staff.
- Maintains expertise in higher education research and innovations, technology and best practices for improving learning outcomes.
- Ensures necessary support is provided to faculty and staff as it relates to LMS and other academic software.
- Leads efforts to identify technology solutions to drive efficiency and effectiveness as it relates to teaching and learning.
- Coordinates special projects and initiatives as assigned.
- Prepares annual OIE budget.
- Actively participates as a member of the Provost’s leadership team. Participates on University activities, task forces, and committees. Prepares reports and presentations as needed.
- Other duties as requested or assigned.
- Master’s degree required; terminal degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years administrative leadership experience, preferably at a specialized, professional, and/or graduate-focused institution offering programs leading to licensure or certification. 10 years preferred.
- Experience with regional accreditation required; WSCUC experience beneficial. Prior experience as accreditation liaison officer preferred.
- Experience serving as an assessment professional in an institution of higher education, or extensive experience with assessment and accreditation practices.
- Deep understanding of and appreciation for the norms and culture of higher education.
- Qualitative and quantitative research background; experience with statistical analysis techniques, database management, and report writing and presentation.
- Experience leading or supporting academic program review for an academic department, or as an external evaluator.
Skills and Abilities
- Able to interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, requirements, policies and procedures.
- Able to develop and effectively manage a budget.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with deans, program directors, faculty and administrative staff.
- Expert-level knowledge of current conditions in the higher education environment, and demonstrated ability to communicate these realities effectively to diverse audiences.
- Strong presentation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and to facilitate collegial dialogue in academic settings.
- Knowledge of best practices in faculty development and training.
- Appropriate computer skills and proficiency in Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other academic technology.
- Curriculum design and program development experience a plus.
- Ability to communicate at all levels of the University, including the Board of Regents.
- Both an administrator and a leader; someone able to establish goals and lead a team with diverse skill sets in meeting them.
- Respect for importance of shared governance within a professional school setting.
- An enthusiastic champion of the value and importance of assessment.
- A passionate steward of academic quality, relevance, and innovation.
- An interest in interprofessional education and integrative healthcare.
- A champion of automation and the use of educational technologies to simplify assessment and institutional research and reporting processes.
- Someone who wants to develop relationships and be a part of the SCU community for the long term.
- A sense of humor; someone who wants to have fun while working hard.
Southern California University of Health Sciences was founded in 1911 and is today a comprehensive health sciences university offering certificate, baccalaureate, and graduate level education to students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. SCU is a leader in educating students to be competent and caring integrative healthcare practitioners. Faculty, staff, and students enjoy a collaborative and engaged community that includes an active student association, staff senate, and faculty senate. SCU has a history of providing the highest levels of patient care and has gained a reputation for excellence in an evidence-informed curriculum. Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is a regionally accredited, nonprofit institution. For more information on SCU: https://www.scuhs.edu
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