Assessment CoordinatorPosition Type:
EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity 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:
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
- 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 – $57,362Org #-Department:
Assess-Accred-Acad Prog Plan - 13301Job Open Date:
02/24/2021For Best Consideration Date:
03/02/2021Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
ExemptPercentage Of Time:
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:
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:
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:
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 - OWork Environment:
Driving - Car/Truck - O