The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is directly responsible to the VP and Dean of Academic Affairs and is responsible for the continuity and refinement of the College's assessments efforts, facilitating the development of a culture of assessment and continuous improvement at the College.
Major responsibilities for the position shall include, but are not limited to the following:
Enhance the College’s academic assessment initiatives at the course, program and institutional levels so as to encourage continuous improvement and to ensure that the College meets accreditation criteria and standards in support of the mission of the College;
Monitor, update, and revise, as necessary, the College’s Academic Assessment Plan;
Lead in the development, organization and evaluation of data collection and reporting procedures for assessment in accordance with regional accreditation criteria and programmatic accreditation standards;
Research on an ongoing basis, models for academic assessment plans, program review, and technologies to advance the effectiveness of assessment at the college;
Provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on assessment strategies and techniques;
Coordinate the assessment of academic programs and administrative/support areas, and provide consultation in designing and carrying out planning initiatives and evaluations;
Collaborate with appropriate parties to develop and implement tools to assess learning across the curriculum, teaching effectiveness, and institutional effectiveness as well as developing means to improve faculty and administrators’ assessment skills and to support academic and administrative units in various areas of assessment;
Assist faculty members, academic deans and administrators to interpret data, so as to identify opportunities for improvement in student learning and teaching effectiveness by recommending appropriate strategies and actions;
Serve on the College’s Academic Standards Committee;
Participate with members of other divisions of the College in assessing overall institutional effectiveness;
Supervise one or more of the areas that report directly to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Position requires a Master's degree (Doctorate preferred), classroom-teaching experience, preferably at the community college level, along with a minimum of three years of direct experience in assessment work and demonstrated ability to facilitate development and submission of required assessment materials. Also required is a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, excellent communication skills, commitment to process leadership, teamwork, and consensus decision-making, proficiency in organizing and planning, and excellent leadership and managerial skills.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org  with subject line: Assoc Dean AA.
DCC is committed to the principle of diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).