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Position is responsible for institution-wide management of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) regional accreditation by collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting data and information; facilitating working groups; organizing site visits for external evaluation; and managing all CWU internal and external communications about reaffirmation of NWCCU accreditation. Position also serves as the point person for specialized accreditation and program review for all Division of Academic and Student Life and other departments/units, and various institutional-level initiatives and special projects.
Regional Accreditation - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU): - Manage CWU's regional accreditation SharePoint site, associated document libraries, and databases - Manage all CWU internal and external communications and information dissemination regarding reaffirmation of NWCCU accreditation - for Year One Reports, Mid-Cycle Reports, and Year Seven Reports - Prepare NWCCU self-study reports (Year One Reports, Mid-Cycle Reports, and Year Seven Reports) - Work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators in the President's Office, Academic and Student Life, Business and Financial Affairs, Operations, and Enrollment Management to compile information needed for NWCCU self-study reports (e.g., policies, procedures, meeting minutes, divisional level data, documentation of projects/initiatives, reports, etc.); help colleagues understand the data and information that need to be collected and how to compile/present those data and information - Obtain, analyze, and report data and information for NWCCU self-study reports by interfacing with Institutional Effectiveness, Information Services, the Registrar's Office, and other units responsible for institutional level data collection, compilation, and analysis ¿- Prepare annual NWCCU reports including data collection, compilation, analysis, and presentation - Prepare NWCCU major substantive change submissions (e.g., new instructional sites) and minor substantive change submissions (e.g., new program proposals) - Interface with NWCCU staff on other matters as needed (e.g., annual conferences/workshops/meetings; questions re: substantive change submissions) - Draft accreditation status reports for Provost, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; review final reports - Manage the uploading to, and maintenance of, all documentation and evidence on the self-study SharePoint site for all NWCCU reports - Manage the creation, editing, and maintenance of links to all documentation and evidence within digital self-study reports - Manage the creation and maintenance of the calendar of all accreditation events - Manage all NWCCU accreditation website updates - and all other internal and external communications about reaffirmation of accreditation - Manage institution-wide communication plan and preparation for site visit - Convene and participate in all meetings for all involved parties during self-study report preparation and review - Coordinate Mid-Cycle and Year Seven evaluation site visits: - Schedule all meetings with institutional stakeholders and NWCCU evaluators - Coordinate NWCCU evaluators' site visit - Set up and maintain resource room for NWCCU evaluators while on site - Provide support to NWCCU evaluators while on site
Specialized Accreditation: - Manage Office of the Associate Provost interactions with all Academic and Student Life programs/units undergoing specialized accreditation including, but not limited to, the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) - Work with programs/departments/units to develop self-study drafts and final reports - Manage website of specially accredited programs and calendar of upcoming specialized accreditation reports and site visits - Manage all CWU internal and external communications and information dissemination about specialized accreditation - Draft specialized accreditation status reports for Provost, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; review final reports - Draft annual CWU Specialized Accreditation Report; review final report
Academic Program Planning - Manage Associate Provost's review of new degree designations, new degree programs/majors, specializations, minors, and certificates - Collaborate with the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (FSCC) and the FSCC working group on Curriculog and related software updates - Ensure all new programs have completed assessment plan templates including program educational objectives, student learning outcomes, and curriculum maps - Manage all updates of PEOs, SLOs, and curriculum maps - Draft academic program planning status reports for Provost, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; review final reports - Draft annual CWU Academic Program Planning Report; review final report
Program Review and Assessment: - Manage programs'/departments'/units' development of self-study reports for Program Review for all Academic and Student Life departments/units - Manage annual program educational objective (PEOs) and student learning outcomes (SLOs) assessment planning and reporting for all Academic and Student Life departments/units - Manage the creation and maintenance of the database of all program educational objectives (PEOs) for all Academic and Student Life departments/units - Manage the creation and maintenance of the database of all student learning outcomes (SLOs) for all Academic and Student Life departments/units - Draft institutional, college, and department/program assessment status reports for Provost, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; review final reports - Draft annual CWU Assessment Report; review final report
Special Projects: support institutional initiatives and strategies: - Manage the collection of institutional, college, departmental, and/or unit data; manage converting these data into information necessary for high-level decision-making - Prepare literature reviews - Schedule and participate in all meetings among stakeholders - Coordinate and manage events (e.g., workshops) for faculty, staff, administrators, and students - Manage the creation and maintenance of all project-related SharePoint sites, associated document libraries, and databases - Manage survey and focus group administration and analyses - Plan and participate in meetings, discussion groups, and other types of events to promote project visibility - Manage the preparation and dissemination of all informational updates to campus constituencies (faculty, staff, administrators, and students) and external agencies and organizations - Actively promote and build support for projects among campus constituencies
- Other duties as assigned
Extraordinary interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators
Documented experience writing complex reports and preparing presentations for key stakeholders
Experience using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and/or similar software applications to create complex documents; create, modify, and format spreadsheets; and prepare professional presentations
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Excellent time management skills
OR equivalent combination of applicable education, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
Project management experience
Working knowledge of SharePoint
Documented experience working with institutional-, college-, departmental- and unit-level data and converting those data into information necessary for high-level decision-making
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits:CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit:http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume or CV including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: July 9, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.