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The University of Washington's School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation's premier schools of public health. With a growing student body of undergraduates and more than 800 graduate students, the School's academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 voting faculty and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments - Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), and Health Services - Interdisciplinary Programs and the Office of the Dean.
The School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Curriculum and Accreditation Support Specialist.
This full-time position serves as an integral member of an evolving Academic Affairs team as a Curriculum and Accreditation Support Specialist. Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic Services, this is a new position that proactively manages the dynamic activities and processes associated with the development, implementation, and sustainability of School of Public Health curricular programs and accreditation activities. The Curriculum and Accreditation Support Specialist plays a key role in the School's mission to educate and prepare outstanding, innovative, and diverse public health leaders and scientists. The position will support, and incorporate in its work, the School's diversity values to embrace and build on diverse perspectives, beliefs, and cultures to promote public health.
The Curriculum and Accreditation Support Specialist will be responsible for facilitating the process of SPH wide course review and approval, staying current with best practices in curriculum, serve as liaison and advocate between departments, programs, School and the University of Washington Curriculum Committee, developing accreditation project timelines, supporting several curriculum focused committees, facilitating resolution of course scheduling conflicts between departments, and supporting academic affairs focused work.
Participate in the development of SPH policies and procedures related to curriculum through service as a partner on SPH curriculum planning and policymaking committee(s).
Evaluate the success of policies and practices while proactively engaging, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders as needed
Managing and supporting the curriculum review and approval process for the School of Public Health (SPH) in a standing staff position on the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee (CEPC) and as a representative of the Dean's Office.
Serve as the main point of contact for CEPC and the Dean's Office on the curriculum submission, review and approval processes
Orienting new department and program staff to SPH, CEPC, Graduate School and UWCC curricular procedures
Assisting with enacting faculty development and course improvement initiatives to increase cross-departmental collaboration, especially on core curriculum
Attending various ad hoc meetings regarding curriculum development as needed
Serves as a liaison to departments and programs concerning the decisions made by the CEPC and other SPH wide committees. This includes communicating upcoming programmatic changes to appropriate SPH student services' and curriculum staff.
Actively communicating with departments regarding upcoming deadlines related to CEPC, the UW Curriculum Committee, and Time Schedule Production.
Facilitating clear communication among the departmental curriculum coordinators and between departmental curriculum coordinators and the Dean's Office
Planning and facilitating quarterly meetings for the departmental curriculum coordinators and scheduling staff. This will be with the intention of increasing clear communication around planning for future terms
Designing, implementing and managing shared curriculum and accreditation workspaces such as SharePoint, Catalyst or intranet WordPress site to increase communication and transparency school-wide.
Researching and responding to inquiries and requests for information from SPH faculty.
Ability to understand and interpret accreditation big picture to develop an implementation plan to support the School's accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Proactively facilitate the planning of the School's approach to completing its self-study as dictated by the CEPH accreditation process
Manage continuing accreditation compliance including syllabi review etc.
Maintenance of CEPH accreditation and reporting requirements
Guiding and collaborating with faculty, administrators, and departmental staff representatives in accreditation compliance activities
Other duties as appropriate including special projects assigned by the supervisor
OPERATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & DATA MANAGEMENT:
Providing support regarding classroom scheduling across the school by acting as an SPH liaison to Health Sciences Academic Services & Facilities; assisting in the time schedule construction process by helping to identify courses that need to be prioritized for assignment to prime time slots in large classrooms.
Managing process improvement efforts including developing, documenting, and maintaining written policy and procedures related to the operational functions of the position.
Collaborating on high-level surveys and/or coordinate school-wide surveying (e.g.: accreditation reporting, alumni surveys).
Managing program evaluation surveys, where appropriate.
Staffing committees as assigned to include supporting committee chair(s) via thought partnership, drafting and publishing meeting agenda, taking meeting minutes to record decisions made by committees, posting meeting materials on SharePoint or Catalyst sites, coordinating with office administrative support staff to secure room reservations, and produce printed materials for meetings.
Developing, implementing, and overseeing the administration of processes and systems that support the charge of assigned committees.
Maintaining an up-to-date master record of the MPH common core curriculum, which may include quarterly course schedules.
Maintaining and adding to CEPC and Dean's Office curricular archives, including meeting agendas and minutes, documents related to policy decisions, school-wide course syllabi, and course and program applications and approval documents.
Recording and tracking curricular changes and new curriculum proposals for the School of Public Health via the Master Log (excel spreadsheet), and tracking and reporting status of approvals from the UW Curriculum Office to SPH stakeholders.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Education or related field plus 2-3 years of experience working in academic affairs, curriculum, accreditation and/or higher education administration |
Conceptual and innovative thinking skills (i.e. identifying solutions) and analytical thought needed to develop solutions across a variety of complex situations
Ability to be interpersonally savvy and grounded in high stress situations (for example: being able to be calm in tense, often heated conversations between faculty leaders)
Demonstrated ability to engage in change
Comfortable with ambiguity and potential for change
Ability to interpret and communicate to others complex policies and procedures
Project management skills; timeline development, task tracking, assessing needs, identifying barriers to projects and addressing them proactively
Coordinating skills; able to monitor and support the progress of multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends
Knowledge of instruction and teaching methods
Knowledge of student learning outcomes and assessment
Familiarity with the UW Time Schedule Update and Construction systems
Skill in reading and writing meeting minutes for committees on complex topics
Skill in researching and evaluating curriculum standards
Skill in communicating effectively both in oral and written form
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, and reporting activities
A commitment to diversity in all aspects of work
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.