Assistant Dean for Assessment

Location
Washington D.C., United States
Posted
Aug 07, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Position Title: Assistant Dean for Assessment Position Summary: The Assistant Dean for Assessment strategic leadership, vision, expertise, and energy for innovative curricular development and program effectiveness efforts that deal directly with the intellectual substance of the curriculum of the School of Medicine. Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of flexible and innovative methodologies for teaching and for educational assessment of student learning goals as established by the departments and the Committee on Medical Education. Supports the development, coordination, and maintenance of the school’s curricular master strategic plan by conducting program research for internal use and planning, and providing research support for strategic initiatives requiring external and benchmarking data. Shares expertise in adult learning theory and curricular and instructional design through direct faculty interactions and curricular committee work and educational reform efforts. Provides leadership to school-wide committees including the Subcommittee on Evaluation and Assessment. Organizational Characteristics: The Assistant Dean for Assessment will report directly to Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment. The Assistant Dean will also work closely with the dean for clinical education and curriculum management as well as department chairs, module/course/clerkship directors, and clinical and basic science teaching faculty. Principal Accountabilities: Oversees comprehensive integrated assessment system that defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions to solve curricular problems and educational plan initiatives. Leads efforts for curricular assessment of educational objectives. Maintains a description of curricular endpoint competencies and abilities and current descriptions of the learning objectives, teaching methodologies, and assessment strategies for each module, course, and clerkship in the professional curriculum. Oversees continuous improvement based on multiple data sources. Communicates annual summary of results from the assessment programs for curriculum review and evaluation. Chairs the Subcommittee on Evaluation and Assessment. Facilitates the recommendations for curricular improvement for each module, course, and clerkship in the professional curriculum. Is primary educational resource person for the Committee on Medical Education regarding educational assessment and curricular reform. Interprets requirements for faculty instructional development and assessment programs and coordinate the planning, implementation, and monitoring for quality of these programs aimed to improve existing courses, new modules, and related programs. Advises the Committee on Informatics, the Faculty Professional Development Committee and Teaching and Pedagogy Subcommittee, and consults with departments and faculty on pedagogy, educational technology, educational assessment, and student academic success. Actively advances the research program in medical education. Conducts, evaluates, and reports on studies of current students and program graduates including cognitive and non-cognitive performance, correlations among admissions credentials, preclinical and clinical performance, and USMLE scores. Collaborates with academic department chairs; module, course, and clerkship directors; and administrative department heads to conduct effective research focused on the improvement of student learning in the School of Medicine curriculum. Offers research support in preparation of statistical presentations for the Committee on Medical Education and internal publications for both internal and external parties specifically to the campus community and throughout higher education about important developments in assessment in medical education. Provides expertise in adult learning theory and curricular and instructional design through direct faculty interactions and curricular committee work and educational reform efforts. Advises faculty leadership regarding available instructional technology solutions to improve students’ academic success. Collaborates with Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment on accreditation efforts related to the curriculum and continuous improvement initiatives. Establishes and maintains a culture of assessment. Contact Information: Jon-Michael Washington Curricular Project Manager Office of Medical Education Georgetown University School of Medicine Med-Dent Bldg., NE 112 3900 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20057 T: (202) 687-7946 E: jw1462@georgetown.edu