Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas.
The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a newly created and growing unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). Under the direction of the VPAI, The CTI brings together pedagogical innovation and rigor with an open-minded, creative, and critical embrace of educational technologies. Building around our core elements - innovation, diversity, technology, evidence-based teaching methods, and assessment - the CTI actively collaborates with faculty in creating vibrant, challenging, inclusive, and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Learn more about the work of CTI at https://teaching.cornell.edu/
As an Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation, you will have the opportunity to:
Serve as a member of the CTI's leadership team reporting to the Executive Director.
Design and implement assessment studies to examine educational initiatives, including innovations that focus on pedagogy, curricular, and educational technology, including the use of online learning, to further the understanding of how those efforts contribute to student learning and satisfaction.
Lead CTI programs in the areas of assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning.
Develop and implement consultation services to support faculty in effectively accessing and interpreting course- and department-based data and learning analytics on student learning. Provide consultations on implementing evidence-based learning strategies.
Provide input on strategy and priorities for the assessment of educational efforts at Cornell and translate the strategy into short- and long-term action plans.
Perform data collection practices and procedures, analyses, and reporting.
Lead the assessment and evaluation of CTI programs and services.
Contribute to projects across academic affairs related to assessment and evaluation of instructional improvement, student learning outcomes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Consult with members of the Cornell community about evaluation plans for internally and externally funded education grants and the assessment of student learning outcomes and experiences.
The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:
M.A. or M.S. with strong methodological training in research/statistics and qualitative analysis; 5-7 years of experience in assessment, evaluation, educational research or educational measurement in a university or professional setting, with demonstrated facility in both quantitative and qualitative methods with the ability to implement mixed model research designs and consult on data analysis; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience teaching in higher education
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate and establish relationships effectively with diverse constituencies, using tact and diplomacy
Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
Sound judgment and sophisticated problem-solving, facilitation, and analytical skills.
Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.
Well-developed multi-tasking and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgment. Demonstrated resourcefulness. Accuracy and attention to detail.
Highly experienced and proficient with common desktop applications.
The ideal candidate will also have:
Experience working in a teaching or student success center involving consultations and workshops for faculty and/or graduate students.
Experience as a teaching assistant in higher education
Expertise in data visualization
Educational development or assessment experience in digital learning.
Educational development or assessment experience working effectively with a diverse student population.
Knowledge of STATA or related statistics programs.
Proven track record as an administrator, including office and budget management, and supervision
You will appreciate the great benefits offered by Cornell!
Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.
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