Academic Assessment Director

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Feb 25, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10224

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Directs College activities and operations related to Academic matters to support academic policy and student learning strategies.

-  Designs, implements and monitors an array of academic initiatives, programs, priorities, and functions

-  Develops strategic plans, academic program proposals, and curricular reports

-  Assesses outcomes to improve services and support student success

-  Creates and oversees academic support initiatives

-  Administers College articulation efforts

-  Ensures compliance with accreditation standards and reporting requirements

-  Liaisons with faculty and professional staff in departments and offices across the College

-  Manages operational and program budgets; manages, trains, and develops staff

-  Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




The College of Staten Island (CSI) is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York and the only public college on Staten Island. CSI offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and, through the CUNY Graduate Center, participates in 7 doctoral programs. The College enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff. Located on a 204-acre park-like campus that is minutes away from the cultural treasures of Manhattan, the CSI campus is the largest collegiate site in NYC. Fourteen neo-Georgian-style buildings house 300 classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, and study lounges, as well as department, faculty, and program offices. CSI boasts an advanced, networked infrastructure and is developing a high performance computing center that will support technology-based research, teaching, and learning throughout CUNY.

The College's faculty, administration, and staff are committed to educational excellence as they instill in students an enduring love of learning and respect for pluralism and diversity. The College community recognizes its responsibility to strive for the common good, including an informed appreciation for the interdependence of all people, as well as providing students with the opportunities for successful future careers.

The Director of Assessment, reporting to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and working closely with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, is responsible for the development of campus-wide, outcomes-based assessment that supports the College of Staten Island's mission and strategic initiatives. Under the guidance of the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, the successful candidate will play a key role in meeting the goal of the inaugural Office of Assessment:  to foster a culture of assessment in which student learning outcomes are established at the course and program level; instruction and assessment are demonstrably aligned with these outcomes; and assessment results are regularly reviewed and acted on to improve student learning. S/he also provides expertise and assistance to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness in the development, deployment, and continuous implementation of the plan for institutional effectiveness.

In addition to the above mentioned, the Academic Assessment Director will also perform the following duties:
- Directs a collaborative, systematic, and integrated institutional assessment process that is aligned with regional and national accreditation processes and other accountability requirements.
- Collaborates with academic departments in their program reviews and meeting accreditation requirements and preparation of documentation for accrediting bodies.
- Develops assessment instruments including tests, surveys, observation protocols, interview focus group questionnaires, and rubrics for using in authentic assessment of student work.
- Develops training materials on outcomes assessment and provides guidance to faculty and staff in their use. Plans and carries out a regular schedule of assessment workshops.
- Maintains and updates the College's assessment website which includes annual program review/accreditation calendars and materials related to continuous assessment at the College (e.g., program goals and schematics; assessment committee memberships).
- Writes and edits the College's bi-weekly assessment newsletter, "Fortnight".
- Represents the College on CUNY's Assessment Council and national forums as needed.
- Serves as a subject matter expert about assessment practices and research findings on student learning outcomes in higher education.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.


- Advanced degree (PhD or other terminal degree) preferred
- Experience in student learning outcomes assessment, program, and degree accreditation processes, and college self-studies for accreditation highly desired; experience as a tenured faculty member is a plus
- Experience or familiarity with regional and national accreditation bodies and program level assessment
- Experience or familiarity with setting strategic goals, establishing processes to achieve them and periodic assessment of the level of achievement of these goals
- Experience or familiarity with the functioning of college-wide committees in a shared governance environment
- Excellent writing abilities, impeccable organizational skills, and attention to detail
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and staff
- Ability to establish priorities among multiple demands and projects
- Experience or familiarity with website development and web based content management systems


Commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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March 26, 2014


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