Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment - Carle Illinois College of Medicine (A1700412)




Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have partnered to create the Carle Illinois College of Medicine - the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine. The curriculum of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine includes elements from three domains: biomedical sciences, engineering, and clinical experience. Delivery of the curriculum engages principles of case-driven, problem-based, active learning, with certain common threads throughout the pre-clerkship and clerkship periods. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine seeks an exceptionally qualified and experienced individual to serve as the Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment.

The Assistant Dean will lead the college in its processes to prepare for and maintain accreditation with national educational accrediting organizations. This is an outstanding opportunity for highly motivated candidates 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. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide leadership and oversight of all accreditation activities for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Work closely with the dean and the senior leadership team and other stake holders to ensure clear communication of and preparation for accreditation requirements and related objectives.
  • Develop and implement vision, goals, strategic plans and activities to ensure success in all initial and ongoing accreditation activities. These include, but are not limited to accreditations with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
  • Develop and implement assessment and accreditation policies and procedures including a clearly defined strategic plan to ensure that key milestones and deliverables are met, while ensuring the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, and quality.
  • Develop processes and procedures to manage and access data for accreditation bodies that cover the curriculum, programs, and services for students, faculty and administration. Apply assessment data to continuously improve educational outcomes, and programmatic structures and processes.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain all assessment and accreditation data systems and interfaces. Create and maintain a repository of documentation in support of accreditation activities including assessment data, reports, standard documents, and project plans.
  • Synthesize and disseminate accreditation and assessment materials to leadership, stakeholders and constituents to ensure continuous and transparent exchange of information.
  • Generate internal and external reports, executive summaries and respond to inquiries, surveys and data collection requests pertaining to assessment and accreditation.
  • Align assessment work with required university, hospital, and accreditation standards to assure quality and support continuous improvement.
  • Assist in strategic planning activities of the college as they relate to assessment and accreditation. Participate in ongoing programmatic and curricular assessment as defined by the dean.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion and champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and missions.


  • Required education: Master's degree

    Preferred Education: Master's degree in educational assessment, higher education, or other related disciplines.

    Required experience, skills and abilities include:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with progressive responsibility in assessment and accreditation in a higher education institution or hospital-setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership success in academic and/or administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning.
  • Exceptional project management, time management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Evidence of excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to cultivate relationships to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent team building skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively 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 unit's immediate and strategic goal.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to learn and collaborate in all aspects of the college's strategic approach to curriculum, diversity, and inclusion.
  • 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:
  • Medical education experience.
  • Experience directing or coordinating accreditation of educational or other professional programs, including conducting multi-level assessment processes.
  • Knowledge of national accreditation standards, assessment practices and methods in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability utilizing technologies to facilitate and strengthen assessment activities.
  • Strong understanding of university organization and shared governance structures.


  • Procedure for candidacy:

    For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit https://medicine.illinois.edu/. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search closes. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than August 2, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ 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 steiling@illinois.edu.

    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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



    College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Provost
    Category: Academic Professional
    Title: Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment - Carle Illinois College of Medicine (A1700412)
    Open Date: 07/05/2017
    Close Date: 08/02/2017
    Organization Name: Carle IL COM Administration

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