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University of Illinois Chicago
Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment
Posted: 09/13/2023
Assistant Director of Academic Program Review and Assessment

The Office for Academic Program Review and Assessment is seeking an Assistant Director. Under minimum supervision, the position supports the office in implementing IL Board of Higher Education mandated academic program review on behalf of the Provost, and Higher Learning Commission required assessment of student learning in support of UIC accreditation. Using assessment knowledge and analytics, the position independently advises faculty/staff of over 200 degree programs on design and implementation of student learning outcome assessments. The position provides conceptual and technical support to faculty, department heads, associate deans, and deans of 16 colleges, and directors of over 40 centers/institutes in their process of program review. In addition, the position uses both quantitative and qualitative skills in analyzing and synthesizing learning outcome assessment results, findings of program review, and creates summary reports and disseminates findings to the campus leaderships (deans, vice provosts, vice chancellors, and Provost) for their informed decisions.

About UIC

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Academic Learning Assessment

  • Manages the degree program learning outcome process for over 200 academic degree programs across campus in partnership with the Directors of Graduate / Undergraduate Studies and Associate Deans across all 16 academic colleges.
  • Provides independent consultation to faculty and staff across 16 academic colleges on how to develop, improve and implement general education and degree programs’ assessment, and document the implementation.
  • Develops and provides training materials for faculty and staff on conducting assessment of student learning relevant to the unique needs for individual academic colleges.
  • Manages the university’s general education program assessment process of all general education courses in partnership with academic department leadership and faculty.
  • Makes independent judgement and decision in addressing issues or meeting unique needs when managing two processes of assessment of student learning.
  • Writes and executes multifaceted queries to extract data (e.g., courses and instructors) from the University data warehouse to setup assessment activities in a software system.
  • Designs learning outcome assessment forms and processes using Qualtrics or other platforms to gather program and general education assessment results.
  • Develops and maintains office databases and data systems necessary for campus-wide assessment.

Data Analysis

  • Analyzes learning outcome assessment results, and generates learning outcome assessment reports, newsletters or other media to disseminate results.
  • Analyzes and interprets quantitative and qualitative findings relevant for academic department, college, and campus leadership for their informed decisions.
  • Accesses and integrates data across different data sources (e.g., Qualtrics database, university data warehouse, Tableau platform).
  • Prepares and makes presentations related to UIC student learning outcome assessment, academic program review and other office responsibilities to campus and professional committees, academic departments, and College Deans, Associate Deans, and Directors of Graduate / Undergraduate Studies.
  • Conducts data quality control audits and information reasonableness checks as necessary to ensure the accuracy and completeness of academic program review data.

Academic Program Review

  • Organizes and creates data reports and related documents for individual departments, centers/institutes as part of the campus-wide program review self-study process.
  • Supports external review visits by coordinating reviewer travel arrangements.
  • Develops and maintains office databases and data systems necessary for campus-wide program review processes.
  • Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Sciences or related field is required. Demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcomes and educational measurement concepts which includes; (learning outcome design, learning outcome assessment methodology, learning outcomes assessment analysis) & (validity, reliability) and methodology (qualitative / quantitative) in the context of higher education. Demonstrated experience in qualitative (e.g., thematic pattern analysis) and quantitative (e.g., descriptive and inferential statistics) data analysis.

For a full description of qualifications and to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by September 25, 2023 6pm CST by visiting https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/6660?c=uic. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations at gjimenez@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.