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Academic Planning & Accreditation Director

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Job Duties

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) is seeking an Academic Planning & Accreditation Director (APAD) in the Office of Academic Affairs. The APAD will be responsible for directing the school’s accreditation processes and requirements and ensuring compliance, oversight of the school’s program assessments, and managing curricular and other related Academic Affairs functions.

Core responsibilities include (more details in full job ad):
  • Assure accreditation and compliance with CEPH, CAMHE, and other relevant accrediting bodies and ASPPH. Plan, initiate, monitor, and execute GWSPH re-accreditation processes.
  • Provide outreach, collaboration and support to individual faculty, faculty committees and school leadership, in their efforts to evaluate and report on course and program quality, and meet accreditation standards.
  • Guide individual faculty and programs in the selection of appropriate assessment and academic measurement techniques, for the purposes of accreditation and course/program quality.
  • Supervise the Manager of Program and Data Analytics who is responsible for the design and operation of a data dashboard to improve compliance reporting and ongoing assessment of all academic programs at GWSPH and supporting a data-driven approach to improving teaching and learning.
  • Support the university’s Middle States re-accreditation process and compliance.
  • Support ongoing operation of all academic programs to advance academic mission and student experience at GWSPH, including:
    • Act as SPH liaison with the University Academic Planning & Assessment department and registrar’s office to comply with administrative academic requirements in our curriculum.
    • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, support periodic academic program reviews of all academic departments at GWSPH.
    • Oversee Courseleaf and Bulletin for the School for all curriculum (course and program) transactions.
    • Work closely with SPH Student Records and university departments responsible for DegreeMap to troubleshoot problems and remove obstacles tracking student’s completion of program requirements.
    • Coordinate program information on the SPH website and in the Bulletin. Provide oversight for the academics pages of the SPH website including ongoing maintenance and improvements. Coordinate with the web team to recommend and implement updates to the website and information available to our students and applicants.
    • Work on various projects, troubleshoot problems encountered within Academic Affairs on a variety of fronts, review policies and procedures, and act as a resource to provide general information about GWSPH.

Job Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with academic program assessment and accreditation at the program, degree, and school level
  • Experience with CEPH accreditation preferred
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation
  • Experience with developing and building academic competency assessment models
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record of successfully building relationships across organizations
  • Experience managing multiple projects

Institution Description

The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, serving over 27,000 students. The Milken Institute School of Public Health is home to over 1,100 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, and is located in the vibrant Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, DC.


Details on available benefits can be found at:
Application Due Date: 2022-10-14
Job Start Date: 2022-11-21
Salary: $76000 - $104500
City: Washington
State/Province/Region: DC
Institution: George Washington University
Reports To: Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Academic Affairs

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