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Learning Assessment Coordinator (FT), CFRE23512AA

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn

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Learning Assessment Coordinator (FT), CFRE23512AA

Learning Assessment Coordinator (FT), CFRE23512AA
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Learning Assessment Coordinator provides research support to Provost's area related to learning assessment and accreditation. Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, the Coordinator's responsibilities include collaborating with faculty to design learning assessment research projects and measurement techniques, coordinating data collection, interpreting results, and translating results into action. Provides timely, relevant and actionable learning assessment data analysis in close collaboration with faculty, including analysis of general education assessment results. Presents clear and actionable assessment findings, with a focus on equity in student learning. Works independently and in teams on projects involving considerable detail, complexity, and accuracy under stringent deadlines.

  • Tracks and manages student learning outcomes data. Collaborates with faculty to design, plan, and coordinate qualitative and quantitative learning assessment research projects that support course, program, and general education learning outcomes.
  • Maintains documentation of processes used for collection and analysis of learning assessment data, and periodically evaluates those processes to ensure validity and reliability.
  • Works with assessment and program review staff, faculty, and deans to ensure consistent and appropriate use of Assessment Management System.
  • Utilizes institutional reports and data extracts as part of assessment processes.
  • Performs statistical analysis of learning assessment results with a focus on equity in learning, using information from a variety of sources (e.g. ERP, assessment management system, learning management system).
  • Provides support for Higher Learning Commission and programmatic accreditation processes.
  • Prepares reports, presentations, and statistical information that summarize findings from learning assessment research studies.
  • Maintains consistent and confidential documentation and provides reports as required by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • Bachelors Degree in a research discipline that includes a strong background in research methods (e.g., political science, social science, educational research) required.
      • Masters Degree in a research discipline that includes a strong background in research methods, survey research, and statistics preferred.
    • Experience
      • Minimum three (3) years experience with demonstration of research skills applicable to a variety of common issues addressed in higher education required.
      • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, and customer service in communications and interactions with students, faculty, office staff, and administrators in all areas of the college.
      • Excellent written, oral, and presentation abilities required.
      • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently required.
      • Windows-based word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and graphic presentation software experience required.
      • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new tools and technologies required.
      • At least two (2) years of experience in institutional research or learning assessment in higher education preferred.
      • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
      • Experience with statistical analysis software (such as SPSS, R) preferred.
      • Four (4) or more years of experience in learning assessment/planning/research in higher education with quality improvement principles and techniques preferred.
      • Knowledge of one higher education MIS (Management Information System) or ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system strongly preferred.

    Working Conditions:

  • General office environment.
  • Ability to work in an open environment with high level of visibility; ability to interact well with senior management and faculty.
  • Operate appropriate office equipment and use related computer programs.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.

  • Hiring Range:
    Classified 14 Salary/66,500.00 - 69,500.00

    Competitive starting pay is dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan which includes paid time off, tuition discounts for employees and dependents, medical, dental, vision effective the first day of employment, and retirement benefits in a collaborative and friendly environment.

    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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    Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage has matured into something very special. It's a community college with far-reaching impact. We're firmly rooted in the community that provides our mandate, yet committed to reflecting the needs and demands of an ever-changing world. 

    From our faculty through to our Board of Trustees, we understand the importance of remaining relevant on multiple levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural and economic. With a steady eye on regional, national and international developments, College of DuPage fulfills its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for the residents it serves.

    Beyond all other considerations, though, we are educators, devoted to the idea that knowledge is transformative. We believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. We are excited by the possibilities ignited when knowledge is imparted through meaningful discourse, in the service of realizing each and every one of our community member's full potential.

    We invite you to find out more about the world-class institution available to you and your family, right here at home. 

    • Among the state's public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • More than 25 percent of all District 502 high school graduates attend College of DuPage during their college career.
    • Each semester, around 28,000 students attend College of DuPage.
    • The Glen Ellyn campus covers 273 acres and has eleven major buildings. The Glen Ellyn campus is currently undergoing renovation and expansion through the Facilities Master Plan, which has an anticipated completion date of 2014.
    • College of DuPage has moved from a traditional model of accreditation to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a quality-based, continuous improvement model of accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). This model is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and incorporates a review process designed to deliver clear, concrete and efficient feedback to participating institutions.
    • College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers, and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.  
    • Roughly 20 percent of students attending COD already possess a bachelor's degree or higher.
    • The College of DuPage Library maintains a collection of 245,800 books, 285,000 microfiche, 29,500 video recordings (VHS and DVD), 20,700 sound recordings (CDs), 527 current periodical subscriptions (7,900 bound periodical back files), and 18 newspapers.
    • There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus.
    • College of DuPage is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (Member, North Central Association) and Academic Quality Improvement Program Participant.

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