Director of Assessment of Learning

San Francisco, San Francisco County
Jan 07, 2014

Director of Assessment of Learning

University of San Francisco

Department: School of Management

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Director of Assessment of Learning plays a key role in evaluating and enhancing the quality of student education across the diverse programs offered by the School of Management.

The Director ensures that evidence-based decision making plays a leading role in continuous improvement in the curriculum, through coordinating the School’s assurance of learning plans and activities across programs. The Director supports and advises faculty who must devise and employ student learning assessment that delivers actionable feedback and insights. These assessment activities inform faculty’s documented and tangible programmatic or curricular changes that improve student learning. In addition, the Direction manages administrative activities required to create and execute high quality student learning assurance plans consistent with the standards of the University and its accrediting bodies.

Through this work, the Director advocates continuous quality improvements for existing and new programs, with primary responsibility coordinating teacher development initiatives in the School and with the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

Reports to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Job Responsibilities:

Assurance of Learning Management

• Train and support faculty as they develop, implement and interpret student learning assessments

• Deliver training on university and School processes for assurance of learning

• Advise faculty on how to most effectively perform learning assurance activities

• Bring assurance of learning concepts to adjunct faculty

• Identify and disseminate techniques to make assurance of learning activities enjoyable and productive for faculty

• Review faculty-written assurance of learning plans and reports

• Assist faculty in identifying and documenting effective ways to use assurance of learning results to enhance education

• Sustain, enhance and manage systematic processes for assurance of learning

• Ensure that assessment-based continuous improvement is performed routinely in all programs

• Ensure delivery of high-quality insights into student learning

• Calendar assurance of learning activities and due dates

• Monitor completeness and effectiveness of faculty assurance of learning efforts

• Maintain high quality institutional archive of assurance of learning documentation

• Perform tracking, evaluation, and reporting of assurance of learning activities to internal and external audiences, including accreditation bodies

• Represent the School of Management in university and inter-school committees related to assurance of learning

• Identify and support activities that contribute to educational quality that are not currently being measured or managed

• Assist department chairs and program directors in their efforts to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of existing programs and courses

• Advise on proposals for new programs and courses

• Coordinate activities to improve teaching and learning

• Coordinate workshops and trainings to assist faculty in improving teaching and enhancing learning

• Liaise with the Center for Teaching Excellence

• Represent the School of Management in university and inter-school committees related to teaching and learning

• Occasionally supervise staff or student workers as needed.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

College degree required. Master’s preferred. Training and/or experience equivalent to a minimum of four to seven years of responsible professional work. Prior experience with assurance of learning in an academic environment strongly preferred. Knowledge of curriculum development and modern learning theory preferred. Ability to work collaboratively and build organizational capability. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Able to maintain effective relationships in a diverse community. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Ability to identify, plan, and manage projects to achieve objectives. Attention to detail. Ability to gather information and data and effectively present findings. Understanding of principles of quality management and documentation. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated commitment to excellence.

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