Director of Evaluation and Student Assessment/Quality Officer - Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Champaign, IL
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Director of Evaluation and Student Assessment/Quality Officer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have embarked on an exciting endeavor by creating the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine. In partnership, Carle and Illinois are seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the first permanent Director of Curriculum.

The Director of Evaluation and Student Assessment/Quality Officer is responsible for leadership and management of competency-based student assessments and program evaluations for curricular elements, as well as evaluation and compliance to support overall quality improvement.

This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. It is planned that the individual in this administrative role will have full-time, benefits eligible, University employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, provide strategic vision and be responsible for leadership, management and hands-on expertise in the areas of quantitative and qualitative analyses to support compliance and excellence in medical education through program evaluations and student assessments.
  • Lead all aspects of assessment leading to the MD degree. This includes course-based and compliance assessments that are formative and summative, as well as data analyses and report preparation.
  • In consultation with faculty, administrators, and staff, design and develop a comprehensive program of student assessments that align with and facilitate the case-driven problem-based, active learning environment of curriculum delivery.
  • Oversee systems, policies, compliance, and procedures related to examinations and quizzes, educational assignments, and evaluation instruments/tools.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Academic Technology Services, ensure compatibility of all pedagogical and assessment or evaluation tools that are computer-based.
  • Prepare evaluation and assessment-related accreditation reports for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as well as relevant reports for the relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide statistical data and information to assist faculty that are leading educational research projects that involve learning assessment and program evaluation.
  • As Quality Officer, design and implement a system for program evaluation and compliance that will support continuous improvement by managing data sources, assisting with interpretation of data, advising on appropriateness of goals, metrics, and targets, and collaborating with appropriate offices (i.e. Curriculum, Faculty Development, Student Affairs, Admissions) to create action plans for improving outcomes in areas across the college.
  • As directed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, collaborate with faculty or other partners to design and conduct medical education and curricular research projects and initiatives.
  • Collaborate on an ongoing basis with the areas of Faculty Development, Curriculum Development and Management, Admissions, Student Affairs, Academic Technologies, and others to combine and synergize strengths that foster an environment of collaboration and inclusion as well as administrative transparency.
  • Attend internal and external meetings related to program evaluation, IT, and student assessment that are pertinent to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine; participate in personal professional development related to the topics of student assessment and continuous improvement to keep abreast of advances in the field and updates to expectations and requirements for outcomes measurement and evaluation of educational programs.
  • May supervise academic professional, civil service or other employees.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion and champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and missions.
  • Support positive inter-professional relationships with other Colleges that serve as the home for a faculty's primary appointment.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education: Master's degree in education, statistics, computer science and/or related degrees.

Required experience, skills and abilities include:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with progressive responsibility in academic assessment and program evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of student assessment and program evaluation in an educational setting, preferably in medical
  • Strong project and time management and team-building skills, as well as skills and abilities to work cooperatively with all constituencies in a unique environment of engineering-based medical education in the context of the Carle and Illinois private/public relationship.
  • A strong work ethic, an approachable leadership style, and a consistent focus on the college's immediate and strategic goals.
  • Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality of work related information and materials in accordance with regulations and ethical norms, such as FERPA and HIPPA.
  • Must be willing to learn and collaborate in all aspects of the college's strategic approach to curriculum, diversity, and
  • Must be willing to learn and respect University policies, relevant Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards, and Carle policies related to physicians serving as educators and course delivery.

Preferred experience, skills and abilities include:
  • Must have a record of accomplishment that reflects excellent organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to cultivate relationships to think creatively and solve problems.

Procedure for candidacy:

For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than June 9, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through submit an application, resume, and a letter of interest. Also required is a list of names and contact information of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Provost
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Director of Evaluation and Student Assessment/Quality Officer - Carle Illinois College of Medicine (A1700285)
Open Date: 05/11/2017
Close Date: 06/09/2017
Organization Name: Carle IL COM Administration