Executive Director, Assessment, Evaluation and Analytics

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Curricular Affairs

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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona, College of Medicine’s Curricular Affairs office is looking for a creative and innovation-minded professional to serve as the Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Analytics to shape the digital learning landscape at UACOM-T MD program, and beyond. Key activities in this role are to develop and maintain effective program evaluation and student assessment systems at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson, and lead the unit in incorporating learning analytics into the curriculum.

The Office of Curricular Affairs works to manage and develop the curriculum for medical students, years 1 through 4, at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. The department is committed to strengthening and advancing the faculty and the curriculum via development programs. In addition, Curricular Affairs helps to manage the MD-MPH program, the Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program, the Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP), the clinical skills lab, student assessment and program evaluation, and resident and faculty instructional development.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Evaluation and Assessment (85%)

  • Attract, motivate and be part of creating a passionate Curricular Affairs team by fostering operational excellence, mentoring and encouraging professional growth, fostering creativity and solution-oriented thinking, and a culture of continuous improvement and coaching
  • Develop and implement strategic planning for program evaluation and student assessment operations, including developing a data-driven culture that emphasizes transparency in assessment, assessment for learning, and a growth mindset in learners
    Ability to take abstract ideas and turn them into concrete results to support learning analytics within the day-to-day operations of the curricular program
  • Engage faculty, student and staff in change management for the adoption of evidence-based approaches to assessment and evaluation, as well as innovations in learning analytics
  • Help instill a data-driven culture in Curricular Affairs and liaise across multiple units, including Technology Services, other service units in the education mission, and Graduate Medical Education to build a data-driven culture across the College of Medicine
  • Develop high-quality, evidence-based evaluation and assessment practices that align with national best practices to inform curriculum decision-making and quality improvement efforts
  • Direct all aspects of program evaluation in years 1 through 4, including course-based evaluation and student feedback. Provide timely feedback to the Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs, preclerkship curriculum leaders and clerkship directors through student, course and program evaluations.
  • Provide support for the integration of educational evaluation data into institutional data collection and management efforts
  • Work with stakeholders (students, faculty, and staff) to identify opportunities for curriculum improvements based on evaluation data
  • Manage all aspects of assessment related to the MD degree, including formative and summative assessment, course-based, longitudinal and standardized patient-based assessments, as well as data analysis and report preparation
  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of longitudinal student educational outcomes data, including building predictive models of student success and build the algorithms to support adaptive intelligent tutoring systems
  • Manage the operations of the Evaluation and Assessment team within Curricular Affairs. Supervise assigned staff, complete staff performance evaluations, and foster a team-oriented culture
  • Work closely with the Curricular Affairs team to ensure close alignment of evaluation and assessment with the curriculum as it continues to evolve
  • Serve as liaison to the College’s Information Technology services to ensure accurate and timely collection, storage, and reporting of data
  • Ensure that departments and educational governance committees receive timely data—via reports and presentations—on the effectiveness of accomplishing program objectives
  • Engage, inspire and be the though leader for the Evaluation Subcommittee members to continuously improve evaluation processes, and to produce major analyses and reports on the curriculum
  • Work with the Manager of Assessment and Evaluation, and the members of the Exam Review Subcommittee, to ensure that course exams are well-designed, reliable, and valid. Ensure exam items are aligned with learning objectives.
  • Provide support for COM Educational Policy Committee and educational governance sub-committees that participate in the curricular evaluation process
  • Work closely with the Director of Accreditation to ensure that the Evaluation and Assessment Team is providing data and overall support to meet all accreditation requirements
  • Interest in seeking future growth in leadership and budget management
Research and Publication (15%)

    Advance the field through publications and conference publications
    Lead dissemination and knowledge sharing activities to engage campus, national and global communities in discussions around innovation in assessment, evaluation and analytics
    Mentor and collaborate with local faculty and students on research projects related to assessment and evaluation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD with graduate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assessment, evaluation, statistics, and learning analytics
  • Faculty appointment at the College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Experience liaising across educational program operations and faculty and students
  • Experience with databases, saving data, cleaning data, and data integrity management (e.g. not deleting old files, having a log of what analyses are done, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

•Associate Professor •Five or more years of experience in educational evaluation and assessment in a higher education setting, preferably within a College of Medicine or health science division•Publications and scholarly works qualifying for Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson•Excellent data analysis skills•SAS, SPPS or R or comparable statistical analysis software Power BI, Tableau or comparable visualization software experience•Curiosity to learn new tools.•Advanced MS Office Suite•Previous experience in leading, supervising or directing personnel •Knowledge of education research processes and the IRB process•Knowledge of medical education literature•Knowledge of best practices and accreditation criteria related to institutional evaluation, educational program evaluation, and assessment•Familiarity with the higher education policy and governance environment•Leadership skills, including the ability to prioritize and set short- and long-range goals, as well as to organize personnel to accomplish goals•Effective communication skills, including with presentations and publications•Experience running focus groups•Curiosity, knowledge, and spirit of innovation

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Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

.20 of current base faculty salary

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Jerie Schulz | [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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