At Frederick Community College we proudly serve the educational needs of our students, help develop the economic vitality of our local communities, and enrich the lives of Frederick County residents. Each year, more than 16, 000 students take a diverse scope of courses at Frederick Community College, located in Frederick, Maryland. Our vast range of courses includes quality instruction in more than 85 degree and certificate programs as well as workforce training and continuing education to meet the needs and interests of our community members. FCC proudly embraces and showcases academics, arts, athletics and more to provide pathways to success for all students. Each year we provide direct service to thousands of residents and indirect services to countless more. We credit our ability to deliver these services to the strength and commitment of our people. We invite you to explore all that we have to offer!
Relocation Provided?: No
The Director of Learning Assessment works closely with faculty to advance a culture of assessment and continuous improvement in student learning for all students. Reporting to the Provost, the Director guides the development of student learning outcomes, program-level outcomes, assessment plans and processes, measures, and use of assessment results to improve student learning; coordinates assessment of general education; supports program review; and conducts data analysis and reporting. The Director maintains the assessment management systems and ensures that assessment information is entered, maintained, and current. The Director develops and implements professional development for faculty related to assessment, meets regularly with faculty, department chairs, and deans, coordinates the Outcomes Assessment Council, communicates learning assessment information to the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) and the college community. The Director advances a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the assessment of effective instructional strategies. Finally, the Director demonstrates an ability to use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are the functions essential to performing this job:
1. Collaborate with college administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that academic assessment plans include accessible, measurable, and appropriate data, and are consistently implemented and reported to lead to continuous improvement.
2. Collaborate with faculty and academic and student affairs staff to develop strategies for improved student learning outcomes, academic skills acquisition and success; and promote college and career readiness, student-centered high impact teaching practices and advanced learning support.
3. Strengthen and support a culture of faculty-driven assessment and evidence-based practices for improving student learning, by assisting faculty in action research/assessment design, data collection and analyses for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional strategies.
4. Support a shared vision of student success to strengthen retention, persistence, and completion rates, and to improve progression through completion of college-level courses and the attainment of a college degrees and credentials in collaboration with the College's Office of Student Success.
5. Manage learning assessment initiatives of the Teaching, Learning, and Student Success area that include but are not limited to institutional and programmatic accreditations, academic program review process, general education assessment, equity related initiatives, and course level assessment,
6. Ensure that student learning outcomes are appropriately mapped to assessments and activities and are designed such that FCC students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional goals.
7. Coordinate, in collaboration with College's Center for Teaching and Learning, professional development activities for faculty and staff to enhance their planning, research and assessment skills which will aid them in integrating teaching, learning, and assessment practices to improve student learning outcomes.
8. Provide regular feedback to academic and Student Affairs leadership teams on various program review and evaluation initiatives related to assessment of student learning outcomes.
9. Collaborate with faculty, program managers, department chairs, and deans to advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing strategies that support the instructional equity initiatives.
10. Manage the implementation, maintenance, training, and use of the College assessment software (Watermark, Lightcast).
11. Participate as an effective team member and coordinate the Outcomes Assessment Council for the Provost.
12. Ensure FCC assessment efforts are in compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Characteristics of Excellence (MSCHE), Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and U.S. Department of Education requirements. Articulate accurately these guidelines to faculty and administrative staff and ensure timely submission of reports.
13. Serve as an active member of the Maryland Community College Learning Assessment Group (MCCLAG).
14. Support the Teaching, Learning, and Student Success Division's planning processes, operations, accreditation processes, and assessment of equity initiatives.
15. Review data trends, perform data mining, analysis, and visualization in support of strategic initiatives, decision making, and program improvements.
16. Collaborate with the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) to collect and analyze student learning assessment data in the development of reports and related publications to improve student learning and academic programs and to support accreditation, program review, and other institutional effectiveness activities.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary: $79, 982 - $87,980 annually
FCC offers a generous benefits package which includes medical insurance, dental and vision plans, waiver of FCC tuition for employee and eligible dependents, tuition reimbursement, generous leave benefits, retirement plans, and more! Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Frederick Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values campus diversity in students and staff and encourages members from historically under-represented groups to apply.
Frederick Community College (FCC) is a public college accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). FCC is distinguished by its quality and affordability, making it attainable and valuable for local students. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for more than 200,000 students since 1957.