Employment Description

Director of College Assessment and Faculty Development
Date Posted 11/03/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Director of College Assessment and Faculty Development provides leadership and support to both the academic and co-curricular units of the College in articulating and assessing student learning outcomes; oversees the backward design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of student learning outcomes; works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to examine existing assessment tools; analyzes data for program improvement; designs improved instruments; provides faculty and staff development programs in response to such findings; and facilitates professional development of individual faculty and the larger academic community as well as student life professionals in learning and implementation of  21st century curricular and co-curricular learning designs. 

Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Facilitates university faculty, administration, and student life initiatives to create a vision for and establish institutional best practices in student learning/development, assessment, and organizational learning.
  • Collaborates with administration to establish short and long-term implementation goals and timelines that prioritizes university choices in developing faculty, departmental/program, and co-curricular units in best practices for learning/development and assessment.
  • Provides individualized support for faculty and departments to plan and implement institutional expectations for best practices in learning/development and assessment design.
  • Provides individualized support for co-curricular units to plan and implement institutional expectations for best practices in learning/development and assessment design.
  • Delivers ongoing learning and assessment design training to working groups charged with timely development of such instruments.
  • Guides instructional design technology support staff to facilitate faculty, departmental, and co-curricular units with: a) online learning and assessment design; b) technology training in online best learning and assessment practices; and c) data analysis that supports department and co-curricular delivery of such practices.
  • Guides College design technology staff to facilitate the use of learning/development, and assessment data in Blackboard, Taskstream, Portfolium, and other institutional databases.
  • Facilitates data analysis to support departmental self-studies of program, learning development, and assessment review.
  • Guides and serves on institutional committees such as College Academic Assessment Committee and Faculty Development Committee in support of faculty learning and development, along with the review and feedback process required for ongoing self-study and five-year program and assessment review.
  • Supports individual faculty, student life professionals, and the larger College community’s growth in 21st century models of learning and development, including universal design, place-based learning, design thinking, and personalized learning through technology.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, Educational Psychology, or related degree is required; doctoral degree preferred.
  • Expertise and experience in cognitive learning, human development, program evaluation, and assessment.
  • Expertise in designing complex learning and assessment feedback processes in digital environments at the course, department/program, and organizational levels.
  • Experience in “backward designing” for developmental learning outcomes.
  • Specific expertise in the use of digital environments in higher education as a medium for delivering learning and assessment.
  • Experience with Blackboard, Taskstream, Portfolium, or other digital learning and assessment management systems.
  • Knowledge of CAS standards is preferred.
  • Ability to implement and interpret College wide surveys such as NSSE, SSI, and CLA+.
  • Experience in and comfort with environments involving continuous change.
  • Experience in university teaching and in facilitation of teacher development.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Letter of application, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date 12/01/2017
Starting Date 01/15/2018
Contact Dave Miliotis, Director of Human Resources
Contact Email dmilioti@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.