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Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

Application Procedure:

Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the qualifications and leadership characteristics listed in the position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge. Nominations and application materials should be sent to

Job Duties

Assisting academic leadership throughout the university to develop, promote, and achieve strategic initiatives and innovation in assessment, and working closely with the University Assessment Committee (UAC), academic units, faculty, and staff to ensure annual assessment reporting, the Director of IEA fosters, builds, and promotes a culture of comprehensive assessment at UND and provides leadership and administrative oversight to UND’s institutional accreditation efforts. The Director will also work closely with the Director of Essential Studies to support and maintain high-quality and meaningful assessment protocols in support of the ES program and will work directly with faculty and staff to advocate for and champion meaningful and sustainable assessment practices across Academic Affairs and to ensure compliance with all related policy, regulation, and HLC criteria.  Specifically, the director will be expected to (1) support the ongoing assessment of student learning outcomes at the curricular and departmental levels; (2) maintain continued compliance with all Higher Learning Commission policies and expectations; (3) lead the institution through institutional accreditation processes; (4) serve, as needed, as central support to colleges and departments in their national and/or professional accreditation initiatives; (5) oversee UND data collection processes required for the effective assessment of the Essential Studies (ES) program; and (6)  coordinate and/or produce, under the direction of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success, and in cooperation with University Analytics and Planning, the reports and analyses needed to fulfill the objectives above.

Job Qualifications

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Institution Description

Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, the University of North Dakota gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest, which has emerged as a leader in engineering, medicine, aviation, space, and unmanned aircraft systems. Located in Grand Forks, ND, a vibrant college town of 62,000 residents, UND has a student enrollment of nearly 14,000 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its Carnegie classification is RU H (Research Universities— High Activity). The University of North Dakota is a member of the North Dakota University System (NDUS).

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Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Application Due Date: 2022-10-21
Job Start Date: 2023-01-03
Salary: $97000 - $111000
City: Grand Forks
State/Province/Region: ND
Institution: University of North Dakota
Reports To: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Undergraduate Student Success

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