The Director of Assessment is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of assessment activities for the purposes of improving student learning outcomes, teaching quality, teaching and learning experience, institutional effectiveness, and meeting standards for compliance with external educational authorities and accrediting bodies (SACSCOC, JED/MOE). Working closely with faculty, staff, and campus leaders, this incumbent develops and executes assessment strategies and processes that evaluate student learning outcomes of our innovative curricular and co-curricular programs and generate useful and actionable assessment results. The Director uses these assessment results to make strategic recommendations to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies/Associate Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Studies, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA), the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) and the Chancellor, concerning the overall development of the university, with a particular focus on the undergraduate academic programs. He/she also works with the Director of Accreditation and Compliance to provide expertise and guidance in analyzing and interpreting educational policies and regulations that are relevant to joint venture universities and assist in data collection and reporting efforts for accreditation and reviews.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and the Language and Culture Center
1. The Director of Assessment will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at DKU and the office of Duke University’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, in ensuring compliance with the accreditation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and professional accreditation requirements established by specialized professional associations in the U.S., if applicable.
2. He/she will collaborate with the Office of Duke University’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Office of Assessment at Duke University’s Trinity College on assessment initiatives and prepare SACSCOC reaffirmation reports and annual assessment reports required by Duke University.
3. He/she will assist the VCAA and Associate Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Studies with planning and facilitating periodic curriculum reviews as necessary and work with faculty, the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the DKU Curriculum Committee and the Duke Curriculum Committee to realign or revise the curriculum as needed.
4. He/she will chair the University Assessment Committee and oversee the committee’s involvement in evaluating DKU’s program assessment plans and in providing guidance for their further development and implementation.
5. He/she will work closely with Division Chairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Studies, the Office of the VCAA, the Office of the Chancellors, the Office of Duke University’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and the DKU and Duke Curriculum Committees in developing new academic programs and attaining approvals ｆｒｏｍ accrediting agencies in the US.
6. He/she will develop and maintain ongoing relationships with faculty to promote a culture of assessment and work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on developing faculty programs to provide guidance and support to faculty on conducting assessment, interpreting evidence, and applying assessment results to improve student learning and contribute to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
7. He/she will work closely with faculty, academic programs, CTL, the Office of the VCAA, and the Office of Undergraduate Studies in promoting DKU’s teaching and educational excellence by helping faculty and programs compete for various international and national teaching and educational awards and recognitions.
8. He/she will provide consultations and professional development programs to support staff on their assessment efforts, with the purpose of improving co-curricular and academic support programs.
9. He/she will oversee and manage the course evaluation system and help faculty interpret and use student feedback for course (re)design.
10. He/she will provide oversight and guidance for campus-wide surveys and ensure coordination among various units in collecting student and faculty feedback for program improvement.
11. He/she will be responsible for planning and developing a system to streamline the collection, storage, and management of assessment data.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
13. University employees' job responsibilities will continue to expand in scope and depth as the University grows in size and complexity in its programs.
1. The successful applicant will have an advanced degree, a Ph.D. or Ed.D is preferred, and 10 or more years of experience in academic administration in higher education institutions or the equivalent.
2. An institution builder and a strategic thinker who understands the challenges in building and assessing new degree programs, and consistently and systematically looks for ways to improve the quality of the programs and students’ overall learning outcomes.
3. Knowledge about academic program assessment and best practices in international universities is important, especially those associated with US higher education institutions.
4. A strong team player who understands the value of collaboration and partnership in an academic setting.
5. Strong quantitative and analytical skills are important.
6. Competence in cross-cultural communications and the ability to work with faculty and staff in a multicultural setting are essential.
7. Working experience and expertise in accreditation requirements in the U.S is preferred.
8. Bilingual (Chinese and English) proficiency is preferred.
How to Apply:
Please be advised the salary is commensurate with experience.
Please find this position on DKU employment website and directly apply there.