Assessment Coordinator

Employer
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC
Closing date
Aug 25, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance, Institutional Research & Planning

Job Details

Position Number:

999975

Functional Title:

Assessment Coordinator

Position Type:

Staff

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The mission of the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning (OAAAPP) is to support the University by leading activities related to University-wide accreditation and institutional effectiveness.

To accomplish its mission, OAAAPP provides consultation, training, and administrative and technical support related to assessment, including General Education; internal and external academic program change procedures; SACSCOC compliance; and strategic planning activities for faculty and staff.

Position Summary:

The Assessment Coordinator will advocate for best practices and manage institutional effectiveness activities related to general education and support assessment processes related to academic programs. The ideal person for this position would have experience designing and implementing a General Education assessment program and monitoring its progress related to SACSCOC accreditation, as well as broad knowledge of academic assessment in higher education. They will be able to conduct statistical analyses of assessment data, and they will produce online resources to educate and communicate about assessment activities. This person’s first priority will be to work in collaboration with the General Education Council and the Faculty Fellow for General Education to implement an assessment process for the new Gen Ed program that begins in fall 2021. This person will also support the long-standing academic assessment process, working with faculty and support staff on individual efforts and the Student Learning Enhancement Committee on institution-wide continuous improvements in assessment processes. The Coordinator will report to the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher required.

• Experience in general education and academic assessment, program evaluation, or institutional research.

• Effectively work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.

• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• High degree of accuracy and excellent attention to detail.

• Excellent decision making and organization skills; productive time management.

• Professional commitment to responsibly secure and maintain confidential information.

• Understanding of current issues in general education assessment, academic program assessment, and trends in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned master’s degree in program evaluation, assessment, measurement, educational research, psychology or related field desired. Candidates with a doctoral degree in one of these academic disciplines or a related field preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when a candidate is being considered for an interview.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$49,389 – $57,362

Org #-Department:

Assess-Accred-Acad Prog Plan - 13301

Job Open Date:

02/24/2021

For Best Consideration Date:

03/02/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

12

FLSA:

Exempt

Percentage Of Time:

40

Key Responsibility:

General Education Assessment management.

Essential Tasks:

a.) Establish a consistent process for assessment of the new General Education program, Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC). Establish an assessment cycle that ensures all student learning competencies in the program are assessed periodically.

b.) Manage Gen Ed assessment processes. Collect evidence and develop a repository of data.

c.) Analyze data. Work with other entities on campus such as the Office of Institutional Research to interpret Gen Ed data and student learning in the program. Provide faculty evidence and information to understand outcomes and identify approaches to improving learning.

d.) Communicate about the Gen Ed program. Produce written reports related to Gen Ed assessment. Present results to audiences across campus, including the General Education Council.

e.) Contribute to preparing accreditation responses related to Gen Ed assessment.

Percentage Of Time:

30

Key Responsibility:

Academic Program Assessment.

Essential Tasks:

a.) Support academic assessment activities. Work with faculty and staff to identify good assessment practices within individual academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels.

b.) Work with the Office’s team to produce assessment report templates for distribution to campus. Reports are individualized for each program based on direction from the program coordinators. The Office edits and formats assessment report components for distribution and then submitted reports for review by the Student Learning Enhancement Committee.

c.) Evaluate academic assessment reports. Work with the Student Learning Enhancement Committee and Director to annually review reports submitted by academic program coordinators. Contribute to criteria for evaluation. Contribute to meta-analysis of academic assessment processes and results for the University.

Percentage Of Time:

10

Key Responsibility:

Communication.

Essential Tasks:

a.) Produce written reports that explain results of General Education assessment to faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

b.) Present processes and results to audiences of faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

c.) Communicate with individuals and groups in meetings to explain assessment processes. Listen to their needs in order to help them develop assessment practices appropriate for their programs.

d.) Draft communications to various audiences on campus about assessment processes.

e.) Write accreditation responses that explain the University’s compliance with accrediting standards related to General Education and education program assessment of learning.

f.) Write accreditation responses that explain the University’s compliance with accrediting standards related to General Education and education program assessment of learning.

Percentage Of Time:

20

Key Responsibility:

Create resources.

Essential Tasks:

a.) Produce resources for academic assessment. This may include written instructions or videos. Maintain an online presence related to academic assessment for campus.

b.) Produce materials that explain assessment practices and processes for various audiences. Maintain these materials on the office’s website.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O

Company

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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