Director, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Denver, CO
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness and working closely with ASA Senior Leadership and assessment committees across the university, the Director of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment will support assessment of student learning across the university. Responsibilities will focus on providing critical support in the development of an assessment culture across the university.

Posting Number

Position Title
Director, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Position Number
E 506

Salary for Announcement

The beginning of the salary range for this position is $76,852. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Category

VP Acad Affairs-Provost

EClass Code
Full Time Administrators


The Director of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment will oversee and/or assist:

• With evaluating current assessment practices and work with the appointed groups to enhance those practices
• In the development, implementation and delivery of education materials related of assessment practices and procedures at the university
• University assessment committees and department chairs in designing, planning and implementing institution-wide, assessment-related mechanisms and supporting outcomes assessment efforts as they relate to strategic planning, mission and goals.
• With technical input and support for the selection, design and/or development of assessments that measure student learning in both instructional and non-Instructional settings and assist the Office of lnstitutional Research with analyzing data and preparing technical reports that provide evidence of student learning.
• In providing guidance and clarification to AVPs, Deans, Chairs and Directors on the effective use of diverse assessment strategies and subsequent use of data to enhance curriculum and programs, to continuously improve student learning across the university.
• The annual Peer Review of Assessment conducted by the university.

The Director of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment will also address and resolve assessment issues as they relate to university-wide (Higher Learning Commission) and other accreditation bodies. This will require providing data and reports to accrediting bodies and the President and Board of Trustees when necessary.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree from an accredited institution .

• Experience in higher education outcomes assessment.

• Experience working collaborative with faculty and staff.

• Experience developing and implementing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method evaluations.

• Experience conducting evaluation of student learning and curriculum effectiveness.

• Experience participating in regional accreditation process at a higher education institution.

• Experience developing plans and strategies for assessing student learning.

• Experience using data for continuous improvement of student learning.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate Degree.

• Teaching experience in a college or university.

• Experience includes direct responsibility for assessment activities in either a college or university.

• Experience developing and facilitating training and workshops for faculty and professional staff.

• Experience conducting assessment of student learning in co/extra-curricular programs.

• Knowledge or ability establishing data integrity.

• Knowledge, training and/or experience creating rubrics and measuring learning outcomes.

• Familiarity with regional and specialty accreditation.

• Ability to work with student affairs staff in developing innovative plans and strategies for assessing student learning.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong organizational and project management skills.

Posting date

Closing date

Closing Instructions
Close on Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.


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