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Director of Accreditation and Program Evaluation

Job description

Works collaboratively within the Academic Affairs division to write narratives, collect data, and organize documentation as required by the University’s regional accreditation body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Develops Letters of Notification and Substantive Change Prospectuses for opening or closing programs, establishing new collaborations, or initiating new off-campus sites.

Reviews faculty credentialing and assures compliance with policy.

Assures program compliance with all accreditation and UTEP standards, ensures the timeliness and quality of relevant progress reports to accreditation and state agencies, and works with stakeholders to develop responses to findings associated with site visits or progress. 

Coordinates collection and analysis of data for accreditation and program improvement purposes.

Provides support for individual program accreditation processes, as needed/requested.

Develops internal and external reports as required by the University and SACSCOC or another regional accrediting organization;

Develops schedule, communicates with stakeholders, and coordinates program evaluations for academic programs, including those required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for Graduate Programs.

Conducts program evaluations for targeted student success programs, as required or requested by internal or external entities.

Works closely with the Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research and Planning (CIERP) to develop and/or maintain databases to support tracking and data collection.

Ensures the use of valid, reliable data to inform program development, maintenance, and improvement.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and/or Associate Provost.

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.

Complies with all State and University policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and applicable laws.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Education required: 

Master’s degree in Social Science, Education or other field emphasizing research methods, analysis, and writing.

Minimum Experience required:     

(1) At least 5 years of related work experience within a university or college setting in educational research, program evaluation, information management, statistics, social sciences, or a related area. (2) A demonstrated track record of collaboration and cooperation working across departments, divisions, and colleges.  (3) Demonstrated leadership, management, communication, and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization; (3) Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate with academic and non-academic leaders and administrators, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals;

Preferred qualifications:  

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, strong organizational skills, and experience with the analysis and interpretation of higher education data. Some experience with writing narratives for accreditation documents is highly desired, preferably including some familiarity with SACSCOC or another regional accrediting organization (e.g. HLC, Middle-States, WASC). Familiarity with Excel, Word, survey software (such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey), and SPSS or other statistical software will be essential to this role.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Application Instructions:  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three professional references in order to apply. Please combine and upload all documents in one PDF file.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience