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University of Rochester Executive Director of Academic Assessment - 223482 in Rochester, New York

Executive Director of Academic Assessment

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Central Administration

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 099



(Assist the Associate Provost for Academic Administration with the process of new program approval and program revisions)

  • Maintain all documents related to state requirements including contacts, timelines, application documents, renewals, etc...

  • Supports internal new program approval and development process

  • Complete applications by collaborating with faculty and school administrators in the development of materials to facilitate program approvals

  • Manage the creation of centralized, consistent, and accurate application materials for components needed by NYSED

  • Track progress of program applications and approval

  • Communicate application progress and outcomes to relevant stakeholders

  • Support continuous improvement by monitoring, expanding, and improving processes related to programmatic approvals

Student Learning Assessment:

  • Serve as University level learning outcomes assessment officer

  • Chair the University Committee on Educational Effectiveness Assessment (UCEEA)

  • Manage UCEEA meeting agendas

  • Plan and support professional development for all UCEEA members

  • Develop and maintain strong, high-level understanding of assessment activities across the schools

  • Develop proficiency in the use of software to manage assessment data (AEFIS)

  • Assist schools in preparing to collect assessment data using software (AEFIS)

  • Represent University assessment activities to outside agencies (NYSED, MSCHE, etc...)

  • Alert associate provost to learning assessment issues with potential to impact the University

  • Generate annual review report from school-level UCEEA reports

  • Remain current on best practices and new developments in learning outcomes assessment

  • Serve as an assessment resource to all schools as needed

  • Serve on the Educational IT Governance Committee as representative of the Office of the Provost

Academic Policy Management:

(Assist the Associate Provost for Academic Administration with the development of new institution-level academic policies and updates to existing policies)

  • Work with Academic Administration Network (AAN) to review academic policies and determine when updates are necessary

  • Stay current on best practices in academic policy administration

  • Work with AAN to identify areas where new university-level academic policy would serve all the schools

  • Manage new policy development from draft, to approval, to implementation, and documentation

Accreditation Liaison:

(Assist the Associate Provost for Academic Administration with tracking accreditation activity across the University)

  • Develop relationship with the MSCHE Liaison to the University

  • Assist in the drafting of responses to annual MSCHE reports and Self-Studies

  • Assist in management of all materials for MSCHE substantive change reports, annual reports, and self-studies

  • Attend MSCHE conferences and Town Hall to stay current with policies

  • Keep University community apprised of changes to MSCHE policies and requirements

  • Maintain record of all specialized accreditor activity

  • Assist schools with specialized accreditation reports as requested

  • Maintain the Evidence Bank that supports accreditation reports and self-studies (AEFIS)


  • Conduct compliance audits for accreditation-relevant federal regulations

  • Maintain a calendar of due dates for compliance events/deadlines

Other Duties:

  • Assist with response to external agencies requesting information related to academic policies and procedures as requested

  • Other special projects as assigned by the Office of the Provost or the Office of the President


  • Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred

  • Minimum five years’ experience working in higher education administration

  • Excellent project management, organizational, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of University constituents including faculty, administration, staff, and students

  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task, adjust to changing priorities, while remaining attentive to deadlines