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CTL Seeks Faculty Associate for Program Assessment Initiative

By: thomasatkins   Published 9:25 am / August 30, 2016

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty associate to help with a new initiative co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Institutional Research and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The initiative, Efficient and Effective Program Assessment: Getting Started, is envisioned to last 2-3 years and is designed to support programs to create program assessment plans that will help departments make strategic decisions about curriculum (and not eat up faculty time with unnecessary busywork).

The Faculty Associate for Program Assessment will be housed in the Center for Teaching and Learning and will work alongside the CTL director and staff in Institutional Research to deliver workshops and consult with faculty and programs about program learning outcomes, curriculum mapping and assessment planning. An example of the kinds of programming planned for fall 2016 are two workshops focused on helping academic programs craft effective program-level learning outcomes. This position offers an important opportunity to work with colleagues to make an impact on student learning and to support and advance a culture of assessment of student learning.

The commitment is expected to be approximately 10 hours per week.  The commitment level, especially for the first semester, can be negotiated. The expectation is for a course reduction each semester of the program. However, the way the position is structured can be negotiated to fit with one’s other workload commitments.

To apply or nominate a colleague, please go to this form. Nominations and applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Applicants also will be invited to submit a CV to Questions about the initiative or the position can be directed to Susan Shadle at