Director of Assessment
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Develop an institutional plan for assessment in online learning • Lead institutional assessment for the university, working with faculty, program directors, and deans to implement best practices in assessment planning • Coordinate professional development workshops related to assessment in online learning • Lead and direct program level analysis and reporting for the academic units • Consult with academic units regarding program review • Develop and disseminate reports to support program evaluation and academic planning projects • Conduct academic research related to the evaluation of student learning, faculty teaching, course outcomes, and other success measures • Stay abreast of current academic literature, research, and academic studies which are relevant to the academic mission • Other job-related duties as assigned REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in social science or education, or a related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning plus a minimum of eight (8) years of experience higher education with at least two (2) years of experience in academic program evaluation or related areas. A solid understanding of issues in higher education, distance education and online learning is expected. PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Doctoral degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education analysis and research. Preferred experience: policy research and reporting; qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; experience with large data sets; experience in conducting literature reviews; excellent communication and writing skills; and experience with writing research publications. A solid understanding of issues in higher education, distance education and online learning is expected. All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers an excellent benefits package to include up to 8 credits of tuition remission per semester, a minimum of 22 days of leave, and a range of insurance options. For detailed benefits information, please visit http://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/benefits.cfm POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE Effective April 1, 2013, and going forward, all stateside external hires that apply to and are accepted for a UMUC stateside staff or collegiate faculty position, will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background review. This includes, but is not limited to, employment and education verification and criminal records check. UMUC – an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University distributes an annual information report which includes campus security information that is available to prospective employees.