Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
This position works under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Assessment and collaborates with and provide technical support to the Deans, Chairs, academic units, faculty, staff, and the Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (PESA) in the evaluation and assessment of educational programs and student learning outcomes to meet accreditation requirements and fulfill the mission of the school. The position provides primary support for the development, implementation and monitoring of evaluation activities and is responsible for coordinating the collection of data from a range of data sources and ensuring the integrity and quality of data for analysis and reporting on student performance, course and clerkship outcomes, faculty teaching quality, and overall educational effectiveness. The position supports all phases of assessment and evaluation including instrument development, data collection, data analysis, reporting and quality control.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs the systematic collection of evaluation data and maintains longitudinal datasets and excel spreadsheets for tracking and providing descriptive, comparative and longitudinal analysis of student performance, curriculum outcomes, and course and clerkship effectiveness;
Performs quality control on datasets to ensure data integrity;
Uses data to review programs and in evaluating the effectiveness of the school in meeting target goals;
Assists in the investigation and development of solutions to problems, compiles and analyzes
required data to make recommendations;
Appraises the effectiveness of software application (One45), prepares standard operating procedures for school-wide implementation in order to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness in operations,
Utilizes computerized systems (e.g. Microsoft Excel, One45, Blackboard, Banner, ExamSoft, Learning Space, Tableau, SPSS) for accessing, downloading, analyzing and reporting data;
Compiles nationally reported benchmark data and school outcomes for internal and external stakeholders and accrediting bodies, prepares descriptive statistics, tables and graphs of longitudinal trends, and generates annual comparison reports;
Prepares annual institutional effectiveness reports on national test performance, admissions, retention and graduation trends, curriculum effectiveness, and student competency performance; prepares descriptive tables and summary narrative, and school-wide recommendations;
Presents at the national and local level on school outcomes and research results;
Develops and manages assessment website including content, forms, web links and resources and contact information;
Assists in the design of assessment tools and online survey instruments to evaluate students, faculty, courses, and educational programs;
Administers annual survey of residency program directors, analyzes and summarizes performance, and tracks longitudinal trends;
Compiles comprehensive course data including syllabi, exam and grade means and distributions, competency scores, national board results for the Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee in completing course and clerkship reviews and supports the review and use of assessment results to improve instructional and program quality;
Compiles exam metrics and competency reports to support the school-wide exam item continuous quality review process;
Assists in supervising and guiding the work tasks performed by the staff assistant as needed.
Identifies current and innovative assessment best practices and provide technical input into the selection, design and development of assessments that measure student competence;
Maintains current knowledge regarding assessment requirements of accreditation agencies and monitors performance against expected standards;
Conducts literature searches and accesses online resources to support assessment-related projects;
Develops and proofreads technical reports, publications and presentations;
Assists with special projects, research initiatives and other duties related to assessment as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in Education, Assessment, Statistics or related field plus 3-years of education related work experience, preferably in higher education required. Experience in data collection, data management, data analysis; and generating summary charts and reports required. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and experience with data analysis software (e.g. SPSS) required. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with experience in composing written reports and documents. Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and problem-solve required. Accuracy, attention to detail and maintenance of a high standard of quality required. A demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a team, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, administrators, diverse populations and constituencies at all levels of the organization is required.
Please be advised that some positions are subject to the residency requirements of the NJ First Act (N.J.S.A. 52:14-7, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any person hired into identified positions shall either have their principal residence in New Jersey or they have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. The law also provides that any person may petition a State committee for an exemption from the requirements based on critical need or hardship.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
The Stratford, NJ Campus is a Tobacco-Free Workplace.