The College of Engineering is seeking a Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Assessment. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment (ADCA) is a valued and integral member of the College of Engineering's (CoE's) Undergraduate Programs. This role reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering and is responsible for (1) leadership in curriculum changes and approvals, (2) course scheduling and optimization, and (3) assessment leading toward the successful reaccreditation of CoE's programs.
The CoE is the largest college at Oregon State University, with over a third of the University's student population. It is the 10th largest undergraduate engineering program in the nation, is 1st in the number of computer science bachelor's degrees awarded, and 2nd in the percentage of women faculty among highly research active universities. At present CoE's undergraduate enrollment comprises approximately 8,000 students and is expected to grow to 9,500 students by 2023. Approximately 1,800 unique courses are offered under a variety of modalities and across three campuses (Corvallis, Cascades, and Ecampus) within CoE each academic year. These courses support the College and University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach and engagement. With these courses, CoE offers a total of 19 unique degrees and options for its undergraduate students. At present CoE has 13 accredited programs and is pursuing the initial accreditation of an additional program in 2023 through ABET. Additionally, CoE's Construction Engineering Management program is accredited through the ACCE. These accomplishments significantly contribute toward the College's Educational Goals as defined within the College's strategic plan.
A critical member of CoE Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment will:
Work with units and programs to strategize, organize, and implement curricular changes that align with best-practices, while taking into consideration programs' individual strengths and identity, accreditation and compliance requirements, educational best-practices, and resource optimization characteristics. The ADCA will provide oversight and facilitate operations for the Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee, responsible for representing Engineering Science courses and the OSU-Cascade's campus curricula (in Bend), and will also oversee the College of Engineering Curriculum Committee responsible for curriculum and course compliance. ·
Lead the scheduling strategy of all unique, respective course sections with a team of College schedulers and the School Heads to minimize scheduling conflicts for students, optimize teaching resources, and manage course size populations through forecasting of instructional needs within each program.
Lead the assessment strategy and implementation for CoE's programs. Aligning best-practices for assessment, along with stakeholder needs at both the University and Program levels while both optimizing resource use and ensuring efficient and effective integration of teaching practices and the evaluation of outcomes. The ADCA is critical in the continued successes of CoE as they relate to curriculum, assessment, accreditation and our community values. An interested candidate must commit to promoting and enhancing equity and diversity, and to inclusive excellence, as demonstrated by proactive initiatives, efforts, collaborations, and/or educational experiences.
Typically requies Master's Degree in field related to assigned responsibilities. 3 years' experience in accreditation and assessment for higher education.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing equity and diversity, and to inclusive excellence, as demonstrated by proactive initiatives, efforts, collaborations, and/or educational experiences.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive collaborative relationships across units and with multiple stakeholders.
Ability to be creative, supportive and thoughtful in problem-solving, considering the diverse and occasionally conflicting needs and perspectives of the faculty, staff and institution.
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Experience in assessment-related activities
Five or more years of experience in accreditation-related activities.
Demonstrable experience working with program assessment tools and processes, accreditation procedures, evaluation and quality enhancement.
Experience working at an institution of higher education, especially in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with professional and administrative professionals at all levels.
Strong data analytic and computer skills: proficiency in the use of statistical and survey software and electronic databases, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or equivalent software; and proficiency in organizing data in charts, tables and graphs.
Experience planning and managing multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to detail, timelines, and the university-wide and accreditor context of decisions.
Skill in collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to inform and support decisions.
Knowledge of student information systems as related to enrollment management.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Some evening and weekend work is likely.
Occasional travel may be required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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