Director, Learning Outcomes Assessment
Job Description: Director, Learning Outcomes Assessment This is an Exempt position that falls within the APA Union. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director leads the outcomes assessment activities of the University. These activities support institutional accountability and continuous improvement, and include supporting faculty in the development and implementation of comprehensive assessment plans in academic programs. The Director is also responsible for offering assessment services that support accreditation efforts and that strengthen the program reviews developed by academic departments. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Administration. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises subordinate professional, classified and student employee personnel assigned to the department. CORE DUTIES: 1. Plan, organize, and coordinate activities that support the assessment of learning outcomes. 2. Support the ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs to assess and improve student learning in the academic programs of the University. 3. Inventory and support the development of outcomes assessment plans for each degree program and the core curriculum. 4. Identify and record the expected learning outcomes for each degree program. Describe how these learning outcomes are addressed using the accreditation E-series forms of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 5. Increase awareness and visibility of outcomes assessment at BSU, and work towards building a culture of assessment at the university. Components of this process may include the following: a. Working with faculty development leaders to promote awareness and advancement of assessment through sponsoring discussions on outcomes assessment. b. Providing funding for assessment initiatives. 6. Interpret assessment results and use appropriate methods to report such results, with particular emphasis on results that influence institutional decision-making and policy development. 7. Perform other duties as may arise, especially related to the strategic goals for the Division of Academic Affairs and the University. Required Qualifications: 1. Earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline is required. 2. Expertise in higher education assessment is required, suitable to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position. 3. Knowledge of higher education principles, practices, and procedures is required. 4. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, coupled with a good sense of humor. 5. Ability to work productively with professional and clerical staff within the office is required, as well as the ability to forge productive professional relationships with external constituents. Preferred Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants: * This position is subject to a background check.