A complete application includes:
- A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
- Three (3) Professional References.
- Completion of the online application.
Under the direction of the VP-AAGS, the Director works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure the assessment of student learning outcomes for academic programs, including the KU Core, KU’s general education program. This includes the documentation and tracking of clearly articulated learning outcomes for all courses and programs.
The Director will collaborate with staff in the Center for Teaching Excellence, departmental chairs, faculty, academic administrators, Analytics, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (AIRE), the University Core Curriculum Committee (UCCC) to build and implement assessment policies, practices, and systems, and link assessment activities with strategic planning. Along with the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Director liaisons with the KU Medical Center to report assessment activities. The Director also works with staff in Student Affairs and Academic Success to support the assessment of co-curricular activities and provides guidance with co-curricular assessment activities to ensure assessments meet accreditor standards.
In collaboration with departmental chairs, faculty, academic administrators, AIRE, and campus stakeholders, the Director oversees and supports academic program reviews and related activities on a planned and recuring basis that demonstrate institutional effectiveness and provide input for strategic planning, analysis, and decision-making to determine if programs should be enhanced, maintained, discontinued, or subject to further review.
The Director is responsible for ensuring assessment and program review practices meet requirements of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), as well as expectations of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
The Director will ensure that assessment and program review activities contribute to the University’s mission to promote social, economic, and environmental justice, and will be dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Required Qualifications :
1. Earned master’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. At least ten years of progressively responsible academic and/or administrative experience in higher education.
3. At least five years of college-level teaching experience.
4. Supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications :
1. Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
2. At least fifteen years of progressively responsible academic and/or administrative experience in higher education working in assessment, accreditation, faculty development, and/or curricula development.
3. Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to an accrediting agency or governing body, and monitoring compliance.
4. Experience as a project director, project lead, PI, or co-PI for research grants.
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