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Director Student Assessment
Oakland University
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November 27, 2013
Rochester, Michigan
Full-time - Experienced
Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public se...rvice. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Position Purpose: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Medical Education, provides leadership and support for the development and implementation of learning assessment plans, and for the validation and reporting of student learning outcomes at the program and course levels. Collaborate with academic and administrative units to enhance institutional learning assessment activities, centralize reporting processes and tracking, and report annually on learning outcomes assessment to the School of Medicine; contribute to institutional strategic planning efforts; provide data for accreditation efforts and for state reporting requirements; and perform other duties related to enhancing systematic and useful assessment of student learning for increased academic effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Higher Education, Public Administration, Management, College Student Personnel, Educational Research, Social Science, Statistics or other relevant field. Five years higher education work experiences, including five years teaching experience, in assessment, measurement, and educational evaluation in a healthcare setting. Demonstrated knowledge/experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative methods and benchmarking. Demonstrated competence using appropriate technology (such as software packages for data analysis). Experience in instructional development and application of learner-based pedagogies that facilitate student learning (e.g., active/engaged learning strategies, technology assisted, etc.). Demonstrated experience with online tracking and reporting systems relevant to assessment. Must have a broad knowledge of student development theories and their applicability to today's college student. The successful candidate should also be adaptable to change and be future-oriented. Must have a comfort level serving as the functional leader during the implementation phase in the organization's history. A visible, approachable leader who breaks down silos and promotes cooperation is imperative to success. Ability to form and work with cross-departmental teams to quickly address and solve technology issues and problems. Previous success working within complex organizations where the ability to be effective in a matrix management environment is critical. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D., Ed.D., or M.D., preferred.

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Internal Number: 178_60878
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