General Statement of Duties
The Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Planning will coordinate and support a comprehensive institutional assessment program to plan, evaluate, and improve programs at Worcester State University. The Assistant Vice President will prepare reports on assessment, evaluation, and planning for all areas of the University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate a systematic, comprehensive assessment of learning outcomes for the University's academic programs;
- Coordinate assessment processes and programs focusing on the first-year experience, general education, and other campus-wide measures of institutional effectiveness;
- Work collaboratively with academic and non-academic units to develop and implement assessment tools and plans;
- Ensures collection and analysis of assessment data for all programs and services;
- Supervise the technical aspects of assessment, including design of databases, data collection, and analysis of data;
- Supervise the administration of various standardized national assessment instruments and the preparation of internal and external reports;
- Coordinate planning processes that are related to assessment and planning outcomes;
- Advocate for assessment as a means of improving student learning and institutional effectiveness;
- Develop annual reports to assist academic departments with analyzing their data;
- Assist the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and other university administrators with ensuring that the NEASC assessment standards are met;
- Organizes an annual assessment forum once per year;
- Represents Worcester State University at system-wide assessment meetings including meetings of assessment experts organized by the State University Council of Presidents and meetings organized by the Board of Higher Education;
- Other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Requirements and Qualifications
- Advanced degree (doctorate preferred) in educational research, research & evaluation, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience with computer-based quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, and data analysis.
- Strong computer, quantitative, and communication skills.
- Ability to manage concurrent projects.
- Knowledge of student record databases.
- Ability and willingness to work in a collaborative, campus-wide environment.
- Experience in higher education assessment and/or as a faculty member
- Knowledge or experience with Datatel
- Familiarity with the assessment standards in the NEASC standards for accreditation.
Proposed Salary Range for this position is: $95,000.00 - $105,000.00
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community