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Director for University Assessment System and Support for Faculty Training

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Oral Roberts University is a non-profit organization whose staff and faculty actually make a difference in the lives of its students. We pride ourselves on our culture and the values we uphold. Our team is passionate about what we do, and we want you to make us even better! 

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Job Description
- Full Time

The Director for University Assessment System and Support for Faculty Training is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining the university's comprehensive assessment system that connects assessment to instruction and facilitates the use of assessment results to target instruction and intervention.  Additionally, the position is responsible for assisting with the operations and functions related to faculty training.    This requires the director to be responsible for compiling, and documenting data from artifacts aligned with student learning outcomes, and assist in carrying out responsibilities of the Academy. 

The coordinator collects, aggregates, and, analyzes data to prepare reports.  The director will work collaboratively with chairs and faculty to assist in assessment processes for departments.  The director oversees the maintenance of the university's Assessment System to prepare for national and state accreditation. The director is responsible to work with the Assistant to the Provost for Effective Teaching and Innovation, the Assistant to the Provost for Academic Excellence and Institutional Effectiveness, and the Provost to develop and maintain the university assessment system, including the development of new systems as needed.  The position supports the faculty development activities sponsored by the Academy.  The director will use knowledge of quantitative research methodology for multiple projects and will establish effective research procedures and standards that can help improve and enhance results and productivity.

Duties

University Assessment System: 

  • The Director assists with implementation of a comprehensive assessment system that includes the following elements: a. Framework and yearly calendar to efficiently guide assessment development; b. Data and assessment cycle that comprises gathering, analyzing, planning, grading, and reporting; c. Professional development for staff and administrators; d. Use of technology to efficiently utilize assessment analysis, collection, development, and implementation.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant to the Provost for Academic Excellence and Institutional Effectiveness for requirements related to assessment and faculty training.
  • Commitment to ongoing knowledge of best practices and accreditation requirements for assessment.  Collects, aggregate, and, analyze data to prepare department reports.
  • Maintains and update the university assessment system as needed. 
  • Monitors, maintains, and assists departments with improving rubrics as needed. 
  • Assists in the creation of the assessment handbook.
  • Assists in the coordination of assessment day activities
  • Communicates assessment progress, needs, and changes to all stakeholders as needed.
  • Coordinates the collection of departmental assessment meeting reports.
  • Assists with a continuous improvement plan that is sustained and evidence-based, and that evaluates the effectiveness of the university outcomes.
  • Assists in coordinating meetings and liaise with chairs and faculty in understanding, interpreting, and evidencing how programs meet program and university outcomes. 
  • Prepares assessment reports including statistical reports and presentations on findings inclusive of the use of tabular, graphical, and relevant descriptive and inferential statistical content, to aid department decision making, and program changes, development, and implementation. 
  • Oversee the current process of gathering needed documents from the current university assessment system 
  • Work with departments to ensure all rubrics are in the HLC2022As folder
  • Work with departments to ensure all notes and concerns are addressed
  • Work with departments to identify online courses that need assessment rubrics and to identify rubrics needed for selected online courses
  • Work with departments to ensure online rubrics selected are aligned with online assignments and to adjust rubrics that are not aligned
  • Help the departments complete the 2016-2020 assessment cycle needed for HLC
  • Assists departments that are not externally accredited to set up a program review process 
  • Work with departments to set up a program review cycle
  • Work with a task force to design the new University Assessment System and with faculty, departments, D2L personnel, and others to set up new assessment system
  • Assists with the implementation of the New University Assessment System 
  • Helps departments complete assessment rubrics using the new University Outcomes
  • Maintains the Academy website to include all assessment portions of the site.  

Support for Faculty Training

  • Helps organize faculty professional development events 
  • Assist with the revision and implementation of the SOS
  • Assist with expanding faculty development events beyond ORU faculty (See above duties)
  • Keep stats on the number of events provided, attendees, and evaluation results 
  • Work on grant-writing projects for the Innovation initiative for the Academy
  • Work on publications highlighting the work of the Academy

Provost Office: 

  • Assist with the coordination of accreditation events, including department internal and external accreditation reviews and the regional accreditation for the university. 
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and research regarding implementing and maintaining university assessment systems.
  • Attends professional training needed to fulfill the requirement of the post.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Provost or Assistant to the Provost for Effective Teaching and Innovation. 

Requirements

Doctoral Degree preferred, master's degree required in Education, Educational Research, Social Science or related field.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  

  • Three (3) years of assessment experience in an academic setting required.
  • Familiarity with accreditation as it relates to assessment required.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to clearly communicate about assessment methods and results in non-technical language required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel and database software programs required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with assessment software programs and other learning systems, such as D2L.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities required.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills required.
  • Ability to identify and access supporting resources required.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively required.
  • Skill, knowledge, and ability to communicate with a broad constituency required.
  • Experience in an analytical or research role preferred.
  • Possess strong knowledge of types and purposes of assessment and how to effectively analyze and use assessment data required.
  • Experience and understanding of best practices in assessment of learning and assessment for learning preferred.

Benefits & Perks

Great Company Culture. Enjoy a Christian atmosphere.
Make No Little Plans Here. Everything you do makes a difference.
Great Team Members. People you'll enjoy being around.
Improve Your Health. Free access to the on-campus aerobic center.
Stay Sharp. Access to the ORU library and discounted tuition for yourself and dependents.
Rest and Relaxation. 10 days of paid vacation, 5 sick days and 10 days of paid holidays.
Fair Compensation. Based on your skills and experience.
Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, matched retirement savings and tuition for yourself and dependents.

Physical Demands

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS will include but not be limited to:  requires sitting, standing, bending, stooping, walking, manual dexterity for operation of office machines/computer equipment, and twisting of upper body.  Must have the ability to hear clearly and distinctly for effective communication.  Vision to include: near, far, visual accommodation, color and depth perception.  

Oral Roberts University employs, advances, admits, and treats in its employment and educational programs all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, status as a veteran or genetic information.

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