The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a newly created unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE). Working directly under the Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation, the CTI's mission is to promote academic success for all undergraduate students by supporting faculty excellence and innovation in teaching.
The Assessment and Evaluation Specialist serves as a member of the CTI's leadership team, advises the Executive Director on key issues, and provides leadership for strategic initiatives related to best practices in course, department and institutional assessment and evaluation of teaching, learning and student success. She/he joins a seasoned group of instructional professionals, committed staff and faculty and serves as a liaison between the CTI and academic units on campus.
Working directly with and under the supervision of the CTI Executive Director, the Assessment and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for designing and implementing assessment studies to examine a wide range of educational initiatives. This will include innovations that focus on pedagogy, curricular, and educational technology, including the use of online learning, to further the understanding of how those efforts contribute to student learning and satisfaction. They will be responsible for leading lead CTI programs in the areas of assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning, develop and implement consultation services to support faculty in effectively accessing and interpreting course- and department-based data and learning analytics on student learning, and provide consultations on implementing evidence-based learning strategies. They will provide input on strategy and priorities for the assessment of educational efforts at Cornell and translate that strategy into short- and long-term action plans. And, complete data collection practices and procedures, analyses, and reporting as assigned. Additionally, the Assessment and Evaluation Specialist will lead the assessment and evaluation of CTI programs and services; contribute to projects across academic affairs related to assessment and evaluation of instructional improvement, student learning outcomes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning; consult with members of the Cornell community about evaluation plans for internally and externally funded education grants, assessment of student learning outcomes and experiences; and support projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The successful candidate will possess a proven track record as an administrator, as a teacher of a discipline within higher education, a strong appreciation of the faculty role in a research university, and the ability to gain the confidence of faculty to catalyze support and enthusiasm for advancing the educational mission of the university. She/he will have a proven track record in quantitative data analysis and/or knowledge of statistical applications.
M.A. or M.S. with strong methodological training in research/statistics and qualitative analysis; 5-7 years of experience in assessment, evaluation, educational research or educational measurement in a university or professional setting, with demonstrated facility in both quantitative and qualitative methods; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience in program development and management. Experience in office and budget management. Supervisory experience. Ability to address stressful situations using tact and diplomacy. Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail; proven ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators in an appropriate, timely and accurate manner.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. preferred. Experience working in a teaching or student success center, involving consultations and workshops for faculty and/or graduate students, Postsecondary teaching experience, Expertise in data visualization, Educational development or assessment experience in digital learning, Educational development or assessment experience on working effectively with a diverse student population. Knowledge of STATA and related statistical programs.
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