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Accreditation and Assessment Manager

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Lamar Institute of Technology
Location
Beaumont, TX

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Job Summary: The Accreditation and Assessment Manager will serve as the liaison and be responsible for maintaining all aspects of compliance related to LIT’s accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and other programmatic accrediting agencies. This position will also be responsible for duties related to assessment practices and procedures. The Accreditation and Assessment Manager will report to the Exec. Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. This is an exempt position.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of documentation related to the SACSCOC accreditation.
  • Responsible for ensuring LIT is compliant with ongoing SACSCOC accreditation standards pertaining to substantive change, new programs, etc.
  • Manages the overall compliance aspects related to other program accreditations at LIT
  • Works closely with the Ex. Director of Inst. Effect. on the development for overall assessment practices to be applied across the Institute
  • Assist in the oversight of institutional effectiveness and assessment reports in collaboration with academic departments to ensure projects are associated with mission-centered and strategic planning priorities, and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Trains and educates faculty and staff in accreditation standards and assessment plans to monitor progress towards learning outcomes and goals.
  • Provides guidance and tools to assist departments with improving compliance metrics. Partners with department compliance liaisons to develop monitoring programs.
  • Compiles and submits reports and data necessary to maintain compliance with SACSCOC and other accrediting agencies.
  • Maintaining and routinely reviewing assessments to determine necessary adjustments and provide recommendations to academic and administrative leadership.
  • Reviews the implementation of corrective action plans. Identifies trends and recommends corrective action plans. Monitors implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Remain current on government regulations and keep the campus informed regarding best practices in assessment and accreditation policy changes.
  • Serve as the point of contact for teams when multiple units are engaged in programmatic/institutional accreditation efforts to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Performs other duties as needed in support of the department

Physical Requirements:This position requires the ability to: remain in a stationary position for most of the time; occasionally move about inside an office to access documents, office equipment, etc.; constantly operate a computer or other office equipment, such as a printer or copy machine.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • At least two years of experience in compliance programs or accreditations.
  • Knowledge of the accreditation process.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and organization skills.

EEO Statement:

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years or more experience working with regional and professional accrediting agencies.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary:

$45,000-$50,000

Quick Link:

https://jobs.lit.edu/postings/1144

Open Date:

06/30/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Mission Statement

Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its career goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty are dedicated to teaching, advising, and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community.

History

Lamar Institute of Technology traces its roots back to March 8, 1923, when the South Park School District in Beaumont authorized its superintendent to proceed with plans to open a “junior college of the first class.” On Sept. 17, 1923, South Park Junior College opened with 125 students and a faculty of 14. Located on the third floor of the South Park High School building, the college shared the library and athletic facilities with the high school. In 1932, separate facilities were provided, and the name of the institution was changed to Lamar College, to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the “Father of Education” in Texas.

On June 8, 1942, as a result of a public campaign, a new campus was purchased, and classes were held for the first time on the present-day campus in Beaumont, After World War II, the college grew to 1,079, and a bill to make Lamar a state-supported senior college was introduced in the House of Representatives. The legislature approved the Lamar bill (House Bill 52) on June 4, 1949, creating Lamar State College of Technology effective Sept. 1, 1951. Lamar was the first junior college in Texas to become a four-year, state-supported college. Uniquely, Lamar retained much of its traditional community college mission, particularly in vocational programs, while continuing to grow with strong programs in engineering, sciences, business, and education.

In 1962, a graduate school was established, offering master’s degrees in several fields. The Doctorate in Engineering was established in 1971. In the same year, House Bill 590 became law, changing the institution’s status to university. Lamar State College of Technology, with an enrollment of 10,874, officially became Lamar University on Aug. 23, 1971.

Vocational subjects were among the first courses offered by Lamar and played an important role in the development of Lamar. A Division of Vocations was established in 1946 and became the Lamar School of Vocations in 1955. In 1970, the name was changed to the School of Technical Arts, and in 1972, it became the College of Technical Arts. During 1971, the college began awarding Associate of Applied Science degrees in certain two-year programs.

In 1969, an extension center was opened in Orange, and in 1975, the long-standing private two-year Port Arthur College became Lamar University at Port Arthur. The Lamar University System was established by the 68th Session of the Texas Legislature with the passage of SB 620, which took effect in August 1983. On September 1, 1995, the Lamar University System was abolished, and the components became members of The Texas State University System.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommended in 1990 that all two-year programs at Lamar University-Beaumont be combined into Lamar University Institute of Technology. The programs in the former College of Technical Arts, Allied Health, Office Technology, and Restaurant/Institutional Food Management were placed in the new institute.

On September 1, 1995, the Institute of Technology was established as an educational center of Lamar University and a member of The Texas State University System. The Texas Legislature changed the name of the institution to Lamar Institute of Technology in 1999.

Location

Lamar Institute of Technology, a member of The Texas State University System, and a state-supported institution, is located in Beaumont, Texas, one of the world’s largest petrochemical centers. Beaumont is a progressive city in the Sunbelt, offering private and public schools, churches, museums, shopping districts, and a wide range of leisure-time activities to serve the metropolis of 114,000. A Jefferson County entertainment complex, a civic center, convention center, a performing arts theater, a downtown dining and entertainment district, and coliseum will draw professional entertainers and a wide variety of business, social, and professional groups to the city. Beaumont is convenient to major recreation facilities of Southeast Texas, including the Gulf of Mexico, large lakes and the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Accreditation

Lamar Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate level. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar Institute of Technology.

The Lamar Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Respiratory Therapy Program and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs . The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology. The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management accredits the Health Information Technology program.

On December 4, 2000, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted separate accreditation to Lamar Institute of Technology.

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