What We Can Offer
The Accreditation & Assessment Manager (AAM) provides leadership and support for institutional accreditation and ongoing assessment activities. The AAM reports to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies and oversees institution-wide assessment as well as institutional and specialized accreditation initiatives to support the university's commitment to continuous improvement and the goal of being qualified for the regional US accreditation. The AAM provides leadership and guidance in the areas of accreditation, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and strategic planning accountability. The AAM is responsible for organizing, overseeing, and developing accreditation documentation, visits and reports required by regional and international accreditation agencies. This position will coordinate across key institutional units and support with decision making that based on data-driven assessment.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Oversee the development and implementation of institution’s regional US
• Ensure that the University follows best practices of assessment in conducting assessments and complying with accreditation standards
• Support the institutional strategic planning process with data to track progress
• Maintain assessment resources, including course evaluation and faculty assessment
• Manage the University’s plan to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness
• Support curriculum development process to ensure appropriate assessment methods are embedded in the program outcomes
• Work with the Registrar’s Office on academic policy and assessment related matters
• Provide inputs on academic, curricular and faculty evaluation review
• Summarize findings, write annual assessment reports and executive reports, present assessment results to executives and large groups
• Collaborate and provide assessment support for faculty with course materials, and staff members with programming at their unit level to foster student learning and enhance student experience
• Promote campus-wide the awareness of an assessment culture and evidence-based practice
• Work on special programs as assigned, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate, and participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University services.
Education and experience:
- Master’s degree in a related field, doctorate preferred
- 5-7 years of experience in higher education administration with a broad understanding of current practices and frameworks around learning and assessment or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative data management and advanced statistical analysis
- Demonstrated experience in US higher education accreditation standards and processes
- Demonstrated experience in representing an institution with international accrediting bodies and other commissions
- Experience working with multiple faculties, students, and staff, as well as external visitors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrable record of discretion regarding confidential information and ability to manage detailed reporting and multiple deadlines
- Ability in qualitative data collection and analysis techniques including focus group interviews and survey design
- Strong analytics and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research, and developing innovative proposals, solutions, and programs
- Strong project-management and office management skills; administrative expertise with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters
- Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, and support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain assessment processes and outcomes that are easy to understand by non-specialists.