Information & Responsibilities
Collaborate with campus units on projects and issues related to academic affairs, assessment of student learning, accreditation, and other strategic initiatives through the Office of the Provost.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Manage the execution of select strategic initiatives and planning processes related to institutional effectiveness, as assigned by the Associate Provost and Provost.
• Actively engage program directors, deans, and faculty in the ongoing development and refinement of learning outcomes for academic programs; map program-level learning outcomes to curricula/degree programs and courses. Engage Student Affairs staff in assessing co-curricular learning outcomes. Assess performance toward these outcomes and core competencies using a variety of direct and indirect assessment methods.
• Support faculty, departments, and academic leaders in productively integrating assessment findings into their instructional and other planning activities including program review and curricular development.
• Engage with administrative units to create unit goals and a system of program review.
• Collaborate with departments to communicate the purposes and importance of assessment processes to faculty and staff and to improve educational effectiveness based on assessment results.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director for Institutional Research to develop data dashboards and other reporting tools.
• Support WSCUC and disciplinary accreditation activities including accreditation project management, document submission preparation and editing, and accreditation committee support.
• Manage internal and external program reviews and site visits, in collaboration with the Schools and departments.
• Assist with providing guidance and support to academic, co-curricular, and administrative departments to develop and implement comprehensive approaches to assess educational units and student learning outcomes.
• Assist with planning and conducting training in workshops and the creation of resource material about the Institute’s learning outcomes assessment processes, program review, rubric creation and calibration, benchmarking, and other assessment topics.
• Ensure periodic reporting of academic program assessment results, including for academic program review. Synthesize outcome assessment findings and results to produce reports, dashboards, charts, tables, graphs and presentations for dissemination to the community and to regional and professional agencies.
• Act as a key resource within the Office of the Provost for assessment and accreditation support.
• Serve on the Student Learning Assessment Committee (ex-officio), Student Success Committee, and other committees as assigned.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups that have differing levels of knowledge and skills and varying roles and responsibilities;
• Demonstrated track record of building collaborative and collegial relationships with diverse populations including faculty, staff, students and committees;
• Exemplary written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate results of research and assessment to a nontechnical audience;
• Proven ability to manage a variety of projects with multiple deadlines, both independently and as a team member;
• Superior knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel;
• Detail-oriented and discretion in dealing with confidential material.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe applications.
• Critical thinking skills required.
• Master's degree in education, social science, assessment, etc. required.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in learning assessment or academic program evaluation within higher education;
• Experience with program and/or regional accreditation;
• Experience teaching in the visual and/or performing arts at the post-secondary level.
How to Apply
Position is available immediately. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject line: Senior Assessment & Accreditation Associate order to be considered.
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.