Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Mon Jul 29 2019 Job Description:
The Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Assessment Specialist leads and develops a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives. Specifically, the position supports faculty governance and assists faculty in developing assessment programs and making data informed decisions. The person also collaborates with relevant campus constituencies and assists with co-curricular assessment to support student success as well as support the planning and coordination of administrative unit assessment. The position provides support for fulfilling accreditation requirements related to New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as discipline specific accreditations. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and continuous improvement of student learning through consultation, mentoring and hands-on training.
Plans, organizes, and coordinates the development, organization, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
Participates in the collection and analysis of various direct and indirect assessment data to support institutional and departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
Interprets assessment findings and prepares an annual assessment report to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on institutional effectiveness.
Co-chairs (with a faculty member) undergraduate assessment committee and graduate assessment committee.
Coordinates assessment and institutional effectiveness activities and documentation needed for compliance purposes and for (NECHE) accreditation and other institution -and/or program-level specialized accreditations.
Develops and promotes internal and external communication of assessment results.
Performs related project and duties as assigned to support the University.
Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Expertise in educational outcomes assessment, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and direct and indirect assessment methods.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and accreditors.
Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.