Assessment Coordinator (OAPD)
The Assessment Coordinator is a twelve month position which is responsible for the coordination of general education program assessment activities and assists in the University assessment process. The Assessment Coordinator, established by the General Education Council, includes all elements of test development, selection, and administration, coordinating and gathering evidence of general education outcomes, analysis of assessment findings for assigned projects, and dissemination of assessment findings. The Assessment Coordinator serves as an ex officio member of the General Education Council, an ex officio member of the General Education Council Assessment Sub-Committee and a member of other committees as needed. The Assessment Coordinator works under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, University College supporting the general education assessment program, developmental testing, and the overall University assessment process. This position also provides support for faculty and committees involved in course and program level general education and developmental assessment.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Directs the assessment activities for general education.
- Directs general education test development, test selection, and administration.
- Collects, aggregates, prepares reports and disseminates information on general education assessment data for various audiences on and external to campus.
- Informs and assists the General Education Council on issues regarding general education assessment.
- Represents the Office of Assessment and Professional Development on the General Education Council
- Supports and assists in the management of University assessment processes.
- Supports and assists in developmental education activities including but not limited to placement testing and professional development.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The Assessment Coordinator reports to the Assistant Vice President, University College. This position will also have an indirect reporting responsibility to the Director of General Education.
Master’s degree in program evaluation, assessment, measurement, educational research, psychology or related field or Bachelor’s degree with 4 years experience in program evaluation, assessment, measurement, research or related field. Effectively work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong research design and analysis skills. Ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques for the analysis of assessment and institutional data. Demonstrated proficiency in the utilization of database, spreadsheet, word processing applications, assessment tracking and other data analysis tools. High degree of accuracy and excellent attention to detail. Excellent decision making and organization skills and productive time management. Professional commitment to responsibly secure and maintain confidential information. Understanding of current issues in general education assessment and trends in higher education, especially from an outcomes assessment perspective.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Candidates with a doctoral degree in one of these academic disciplines or a related field preferred. Experience in general education and academic assessment, program evaluation, or institutional research desired.
Working Conditions and Atmosphere
Routine office environment with frequent interruptions from phone, students, and faculty inquiries. Frequent meetings and appointments with students, faculty, administration, and staff. Constant flow of students, faculty, and visitors. The position could require some Saturday work and some travel. Occasional pressure may be expected because constituents served often seek help with problems that must be solved within limited time periods such as deadline pressures with program and/or student evaluation and assessment.
Date Approved/Revised: June 9, 2010