Director of Outcomes Assessment

Location
Saratoga Springs, New York
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.

The college continues its 46-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 75,000 proud and successful alumni and partners while serving appropriately 17,500 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.  

Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at 35 locations across the state of New York and abroad.

Job Description:

SUNY Empire State College is seeking a Director of Outcomes Assessment (State Title: Senior Academic Advisor) for the Office of Decision Support. 

The Director of Outcomes Assessment serves to enhance the college's capabilities in outcomes assessment and quality review. The Director of Outcomes Assessment is responsible for conducting analysis and research in collaboration with faculty, administrators, and professional staff to support continuous improvement of the teaching and learning environment. This position directs and oversees assessment initiatives and data management to implement assessment plans. This position will support the accreditation process and provide support to other initiatives in Decision Support.    

Responsibilities include management of the General Education Assessment Review (GEAR), Area of Study (AOS) Review, and Assessment in the Major; documentation of those activities by preparing internal and external reports; soliciting faculty to participate in these reviews in collaboration with deans, associate deans and department chairs; and overseeing the collection of student work for assessment. The Director of Outcomes Assessment will conduct quantitative and qualitative research to support assessment initiatives and will provide consulting support to administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure best practice of assessment and program delivery regarding such complex issues as student engagement, student success, and student retention. The Director of Outcomes Assessment reports to the Vice President for Decision Support and works collaboratively with a range of academic and administrative staff. The Director of Outcomes Assessment supports institutional and specialized program accreditation by maintaining familiarity with accreditation standards and provides documentation to support the accreditation process. SUNY Empire State College is beginning a Middle States self-study cycle with a reaffirmation visit scheduled for 2019.The Director works with faculty and department chairs to close the loop on assessment research - feeding results into improvement initiatives and tracking the effectiveness of those activities. 

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in psychology, education or a related discipline with substantial experience in data analysis, strong computer skills, and an advanced background in research methods and statistics appropriate for outcomes assessment 
  • Higher education experience in outcomes assessment or evaluation research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the accreditation process by having served on an institutional accreditation committee or as a site visitor
  • Experience with non-traditional institutions serving adults
  • Experience with Student Information Systems and electronic portfolios  
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity through a publications or conference presentation record
  • Experience in documenting continuous improvement efforts for accreditation reviews

Special Information: 

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Occasional travel and weekend hours
  • Work hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: Up to 85,000, commensurate with experience

Applications Due by: October 1st, 2017

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

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