Thomas Edison State College, one of 11 senior public colleges and universities in New Jersey, enrolls approximately 18,000 adult students from around the world. The College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and currently offers more than 50 associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The work environment is dynamic, innovative, and fast-paced.
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Provost for Learning Outcomes (APLO) provides leadership and oversight of the development and assessment of the institution's academic learning outcomes and supports the institution's regional and professional accreditation processes. As such, he/she leads the expansion of the institution's capabilities in adopting and adapting best practices in the assessment of learning outcomes and accreditation requirements including assessment methodology, technical infrastructure, analysis, and reports. Provides leadership for academic program reviews.
Examples of Work
Develop and maintain an effective and efficient system of measuring student learning outcomes.
Collaborate with Academic Deans in the development of learning outcomes and the utilization of data in support of student learning outcome assessment and accreditation documentation.
Recommend policies and initiatives to enhance learning based on outcome assessment findings.
Chair the University's Learning Outcomes Committee.
Serve as the assessment goal leader for the institution's Strategic Vision Plan.
Provides ongoing consultation with University staff regarding appropriate outcomes assessment implementation and administrative infrastructures.
Provide expertise to the University and its partners about outcome assessment instruments, protocols and practices.
Serve as facilitator and/or liaison to various committees and task forces.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Oversee academic program reviews.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Experience in leading outcomes assessment and accreditation efforts.
- Understand how to use data in developing and implementing curriculum changes.
-Ability to work effectively with academic staff in diverse academic disciplines and institutions.
-Ability to develop innovative outcome assessment techniques.
-Ability to present effective oral and written reports to diverse constituencies.
-Experience in leading cross-divisional projects to achieve results.
-Skill in overseeing the implementation of complex administrative processes.
-Ability to acquire thorough knowledge of the program or unit purpose, goals and objectives.
- Thorough knowledge of assessment best practices.
- Ability to acquire considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations which impact on the section and the program or unit.
- Ability to acquire wide knowledge of the University philosophy, goals and organization.
- Ability to acquire knowledge of the state agencies, federal, state and local governments and private organizations that have a working relationship with the program and/or section.
- Ability to assist in the management of a University program or unit, including setting goals, planning and implementing work programs and developing policies and procedures.
- Ability to evaluate program performance and develop alternative methods to improve performance and meet established objectives.
- Ability to comply with procedures which insure appropriate confidentiality of program records and activities.
- Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff including developing work operations and performance standards, making performance evaluations and recommending personnel actions.
- Ability to establish cooperative working relationships and coordinate with other offices or organizations that impact on or relate to the work of the section and program or unit.
- Ability to develop, administer and monitor a program budget.
- Ability to develop and recommend program policies.
- Ability to prepare and/or direct the preparation of clear reports and studies that include findings and recommendations.
- Ability to prepare clear and detailed correspondence.
- Ability to speak in public.
- Ability to represent the University at conferences, seminars or meetings.
- Ability to supervise and/or maintain essential records and files.
Education: A Master's degree in an appropriate academic discipline, doctorate preferred or the equivalence as determined by the appointing authority.
A minimum of four years of college-level teaching and/or administrative experience or equivalence as determined by the appointing authority.
Resumes and Applications for this position will only be accepted online at http://careers.tesu.edu until the position is filled.
Thomas Edison State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Thomas Edison State College was established by the State of New Jersey and chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972. The College was founded for the purpose of providing diverse and alternative methods of achieving a collegiate education of the highest quality for mature adults.