Associate Director, Assessment & Evaluation, Center for Teaching & Learning

10027, New York City
commensurate with experience
Aug 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Associate Director, Assessment & Evaluation will support the Center for Teaching and Learning in developing the evidence base for effective educational practices and will evaluate the impact of innovations in teaching and learning, including online and digital projects, and professional development programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing evaluation methods for online and digital innovations in teaching and learning. Designing instruments, developing and submitting IRB protocols where necessary, gathering and analyzing data, preparing evaluation reports on outcomes, and submitting recommendations as appropriate.
  • Designing and implementing analysis methods for: short term and long term impact of the CTL’s programs and services, including professional development in pedagogical practices and course design. Designing methodologies, developing and submitting IRB protocols where necessary, conducting focus groups and observations, analyzing student course materials, analyzing data, preparing evaluation reports on outcomes, and submitting recommendations as appropriate.
  • Developing and providing training and workshops for evaluation, survey design, focus group interview processes, and other professional development programs as appropriate. Creating resources materials; planning workshops in consultation with the Executive Director; and conducting training and workshops as appropriate.
  • Managing special projects, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in postsecondary program and/or project evaluation.
  • Experience in designing and implementing practices for direct and indirect measures of student learning in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methods and design (including surveys, focus groups, interviews) and proficiency with qualitative data analysis and survey software.
  • Knowledge of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development in pedagogy in higher education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary and multi-functional project teams.
  • Ability to work closely with faculty across disciplines.
  • Motivated, independent, and creative thinker.
  • High level of organization, unwavering attention to detail, and strong commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in social sciences, education, research/statistics, qualitative analysis, or a related field highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with learning analytics.
  • Sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university.
  • Experience working with a teaching and learning center.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in learning assessment.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

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