Director of Outcomes Assessment - College of Veterinary Medicine
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Director of Outcomes Assessment
Reports To: Associate Dean for Clinical Education
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a qualified and motivated individual for the position of Director of Outcomes Assessment. The successful candidate will have responsibilities in the areas of outcomes assessment related to testing, metrics, curriculum mapping, accreditation standards, and instructional design.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Work closely with the associate dean to direct, manage and support continuous academic assessment and improvement of student learning through the development, organization, analysis and timely reporting of student outcomes.
* Work collaboratively with the associate deans and faculty in the development of curricula, course material, evaluation, and instructional design.
* Assist faculty in the use of sound educational pedagogy to ensure assessment methods are valid, measurable, and appropriate.
* Provide consulting to faculty and staff on testing, cut-score setting and data management.
* Lead curricular assessment and testing policy revisions.
* Assess student performance on internal and external examinations and develop strategies to improve performance.
* Develop metrics in gathering assessment data to include the evaluation of student learning objectives.
* Work with the current curriculum mapping software to guide faculty, staff and students in training and program updates.
* Monitor the collection and mapping of curriculum and testing performance data, and distribute and interpret the data to administration, faculty and staff.
* Conduct research and training in the scholarship and technology of teaching and learning.
* Support the ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs that support the goals the CVM's strategic plan.
* Participate in the collection and analysis of various assessment data to support accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
* Interpret assessment findings and prepare annual and self-study reports to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on the quality of the assessment efforts and findings that influence institutional decision-making and policy development.
* Provide strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing outcomes assessment.
* Record, store, manage, and disseminate confidential and sensitive assessment data, as appropriate.
* Participation on college and university committees, local, regional and national organizations and in professional affairs in the community is expected. Additionally, the individual must be a team player and have a constructive and cooperative approach to faculty and institutional affairs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Applicants must possess a Ph.D., Ed.D. or other appropriate degree (such as D.V.M., D.O. or M.D.) in education, psychology, or a similar discipline. Experience and expertise in assessment, curriculum, and evaluation is required. A high level of problem-solving and interpersonal skills are also required, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. Medical or other health professions education experience is preferred
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with curriculum mapping software is desired.
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.
High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds; occasionally push/pull items up to 25 pounds, vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye, hearing correctable to normal. Ability to tolerate repeated routine tasks.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
Doctorate or better.
Experience and expertise in assessment, curriculum, and evaluation is required
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Internal Number: DIREC01875
About Midwestern University
Midwestern University is developing its newest college and the first College of Veterinary Medicine in the State of Arizona. The University is planning on an inaugural class of 100 veterinary students to matriculate in the fall of 2014.
Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and postgraduate education in the health sciences (https://www.midwestern.edu). The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. Over 5,000 full time students are enrolled in graduate programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia, Cardiovascular Perfusion, Podiatry, Optometry, Clinical Psychology, Speech Language Pathology and Biomedical Sciences. Over 500 full time faculty and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect of all members of the health care team, service and inter-disciplinary scholarly activity and personal growth.