Staff - Director of Academic Assessment
General Statement of Job:
The Director of Academic Assessment provides leadership and support to each of the academic units in articulating and assessing student learning outcomes; oversees the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of student learning outcomes; works collaboratively with faculty and administrators to examine existing assessment tools and analyzes data for academic program improvement. Supervises the Learning Outcomes Specialists.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develops and implements an institutional framework for learning outcomes assessment that complies with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation.
2. Provides support and guidance to academic units in the development of measurable program outcomes and in the development or selection of assessment instruments, strategies, and rubrics to measure program and general education outcomes.
3. Chairs the college-wide Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee and coordinates with student learning assessment representatives from each academic division to establish and ensure adherence to deadlines for program learning outcomes and Core Curriculum/General Education Outcomes reporting.
4. Maintains a technology-based solution for learning outcomes data collection and reporting.
5. Develops presentations to report on the College’s learning outcomes and assessment process.
6. Facilitates the use of “best practices” in assessment and the use of learning outcomes data to improve student learning.
7. Coordinates with the Office of Professional and Organizational Development to ensure a variety of offerings related to learning outcomes for faculty and staff.
8. Develops and administers surveys and other assessment instruments to assess outcomes.
9. Oversees the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results.
10. Prepares necessary documentation and narratives related to learning outcomes assessment for accreditation reports.
11. Supervises the Learning Outcomes Specialists.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
1. Master’s Degree required; Doctorate Degree preferred.
2. At least three (3) years of administrative experience with public schools, community colleges, and/or universities required.
3. Work experience related to student learning outcomes and assessment in a higher education setting, preferred.
4. Teaching and curriculum development experience, preferred.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
3. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
2. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and internet research skills.
3. Maintains familiarity with the College’s programs, policies, procedures and academic standards.
4. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects that require demonstrated leadership ability.
5. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action.
6. Team player with the ability to collaborate with all college departments, functions, and other support services.
7. Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
8. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; wiling to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
9. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
10. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
11. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex statistical assessments, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
12. Ability to effectively present information to executive management, faculty and staff, public groups, and/or Board of Trustees.
13. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
14. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
15. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
1. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
2. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
3. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
4. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
5. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
6. Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
7. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
8. Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
9. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
10. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.
Title IX Statement:
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”