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Develop and implement the evaluation and assessment of The Purpose Project at Duke and its programs. The Purpose Project is dedicated to making questions of character and moral purpose integral to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Perform a variety of complex and independent activities, including the development of instruments, protocols, tools, and systems involved in the collection, analysis, documentation, and interpretation of information and data relevant to program outcomes.
Develop evaluation and assessment tools based on defined goals and objectives. Design, implement, and follow through on a comprehensive program review system that includes formative, summative, longitudinal, and outcome assessments.
Identify data and plan a system to allow collection and analysis of educational outcomes. Consult with PIs, program directors, and faculty who are developing and implementing educational innovations, including strategies for evaluating the innovations and measuring outcomes.
Run appropriate quantitative and qualitative analyses on data sets generated by assessment activities. Design a longitudinal evaluation database of student performance.
Develop graphics, reports, and presentations summarizing findings. Keep all graphics, reports, and presentations up to date with current data. Ensure the development of regular and timely evaluation updates across programs and activities to ensure quality improvement.
Quantitative research methodology; qualitative research methodology; knowledge of outcomes-based assessment; reference theoretical basis/literature review from student learning and development literature; proven communications skills; ability to work alone and independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues; strong oral and written communication skills; a proven record of collaboration and teamwork; self-directed, flexible, and adaptable.
Work requires advanced knowledge of both statistical analysis and interpretation generally acquired through completion of a masters degree in a social sciences-related field. An earned doctorate in research, measurement and statistics or higher education with an emphasis in assessment, research, measurement and statistics is strongly preferred.
Work requires advanced knowledge of both statistical analysis and interpretation generally acquired through at least three years of relevant research experience in an institution of higher education.
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