The Assistant Director is responsible for developing, administering and overseeing the University's efforts to assess student learning outcomes, assist faculty and departments with assessment, reporting, and data analysis related to student learning within majors, programs, colleges, and administrative units, including TCU's QEP. The Assistant Director provides leadership to engage faculty in initiating and supporting communities of practice in assessment and student learning outcomes, to participate in national initiatives as appropriate, and to support and develop programs to improve teaching and learning at Texas Christian University.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Ensures success of the assessment work with academic programs by coordinating with the academic department, programs, and other academic experiences to maintain and create appropriate and meaningful assessment plans as defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 2. Lead all aspects of the SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), including development, delivery, and evaluation of QEP-related faculty professional development. 3. Chair the institutional QEP Implementation Committee and serve as a resource to all department/unit level QEP committees. 4. Ensures QEP remains in compliance with SACSCOC requirements 5. Ensures success of programs relating to the QEP by providing leadership in QEP initiatives to include drafting and submission of required reports to internal stakeholders within the institution and to SACSCOC, maintenance of ongoing quality assessment and evaluation, and the integration of the QEP into the University culture. 6. Conduct needs assessments and facilitate institution-wide faculty development efforts related to the QEP. 7. Prepare results and findings for annual institutional progress reports and a five-year QEP evaluation report to SACSCOC. 8. Monitors and ensures compliance with accreditation standards and maintenance of documentation associated with accreditation and compliance reports. 9. Contributes substantially to self-study efforts and reporting for accreditation. 10. Performs data analysis and integration; maintains extensive web resources for the Institutional Effectiveness office and accreditation activities of the university; and manages numerous software applications employed by the university for this work. 11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Master’s degree. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in student learning outcomes assessment in higher education. • Experience with implementing current assessment practices in teaching and learning. • Experience with project management and implementation of databases. • Experience developing training materials/activities, preferably with regard to outcomes assessment and related technology projects. • Experience with web-based assessment and electronic portfolio systems, and the integration of technology into assessment.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Ph.D or Ed.D. • 2 or more years’ experience leading or facilitating a QEP process for a SACSCOC accredited institution. • Experience in implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. • Experience with grant writing and grant management.
• Knowledge of interpersonal skills and techniques. • Knowledge of web-bases assessment and electronic portfolio systems, and the integration of technology into assessment and advising. • Knowledge of institutional accreditation processes. • Skill in data analysis. • Skill in making presentation to groups. • Skill in organizational techniques. • Skill in effective coordinating and communicating (orally and in writing) with faculty, staff and administrators. • Ability to work effectively with diverse public and internal constituencies. • Ability to coordinate and supervise individuals.
TCU Core Competencies:
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • This role is an on-campus, in-person position. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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