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Company:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Division:
Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment
City:
Chicago
State:
Illinois
Country:
USA
Posted: 10/1/2021
Associate Director of Academic Program Review and Assessment

The Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Associate Director position.

UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest research university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

The Associate Director performs high-level management, technical and analytical duties to assess academic programs at the University. With limited oversight from the Director, this position will collaboratively develop and implement processes, strategies, initiatives, and platforms for academic program review and assessment of student learning and prepares qualitative and quantitative reports to a variety of campus constituents including the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Deans, Department Heads, and Directors.

Duties include:

  • Manage the implementation of general education and degree program assessment and review of academic programs, centers, and institutes.
  • Develop initiatives in assessment of student learning to support student success. Create strategies to improve current process of program review and assessment of student learning.
  • Prepare reports including program review reports for the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and other qualitative and quantitative reports to a variety of campus constituents, etc.
  • Develop and provide training for faculty and staff to improve their assessment process and related activities.
  • Extract data (e.g., courses and instructors) from the University data warehouse to setup assessment activities in a software system.
  • Set up forms and processes using Qualtrics or other platforms to gather program and general education assessment results.
  • Provide technical and content support to faculty and staff in completing the general education and degree programs assessment reports.
  • Conduct thorough qualitative and quantitative data analysis of assessment results.
  • Prepare and develop analytic reports for assessment results including data tabulation.
  • Organize and prepare data and documents for individual departments, centers/institutes to conduct program review self- study.
  • Prepare materials and provide presentations and support to units for conducting self-study.
  • Manage external review visits including logistics, purchasing of supplies, staffing needs, etc.
  • Draft and edit memoranda, announcements, agreements, and policies, meeting minutes and summarize internal review results.
  • Update and maintain the program review and assessment website.
  • Serve as a liaison between software vendor and Tech Solutions for software server maintenance and operation. Explore and develop potential on-line applications and develop implementation methodology to enhance academic assessment.
  • Establish and maintain a communication schedule to update progress to a variety of stakeholders and ensure deadlines are met. Represent the office on various campus committees or teams related to student learning outcomes assessment, academic program review, and other related responsibilities.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in education, social sciences, statistics, or related fields required. PhD with training in measurement, evaluation, statistics, assessment, or related fields preferred.

Minimum of three years’ experience in academic assessment, evaluation, research in higher education, or related field. Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Excellent attention to detail and strong writing skills.

Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, including the ability to work independently and as a member of the team, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with a broad range of senior level administrators complex ideas clearly and persuasively, verbally and in writing. Ability to utilize various computer applications (e.g., Excel, SPSS, Qualtrics, Tableau) and databases (e.g., BANNER) to perform duties related to the functions of the office (e.g., create online forms for data collection; extract data; create tables, graphics; run data analysis; and prepare reports).

For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153290 by October 11, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899