The Coordinator will help improve the curriculum development processes and campus-wide understanding of assessment. This person will strategically engage with faculty to improve the writing of learning outcomes; align course, program, and college outcomes; and increase quality of instruction. In addition, the Coordinator will engage with faculty, staff, and students to ensure the library supports NTC's mission.
This position will involve championing and collaborating with faculty, curricular and co-curricular units, and other stakeholders to design meaningful assessments across multiple learning environments to ensure that assessment results inform improvements to advance learning.
The Coordinator will assist faculty in their efforts to collect, analyze, and report assessment data, and will serve as the liaison between faculty and the institution to support course, program, and institutional assessments. This person will specialize in and lead the planning and implementation of this comprehensive college-wide effort to align course, program, and institutional core competencies to meet NTC's mission as needed for national accreditation.
Program Assessment - Leads, in collaboration with faculty expertise in their subject areas, the development, facilitation, and evaluation of professional development and provide consultation in the design and implementation of high-quality assessments to document student learning.
Assists faculty with design and coordinates alignment of course-level, program-level, and institutional-level core outcomes and competencies.
Coordinates alignment of assessments to specialized program and national accreditation standards.
Encourages and ensures faculty completion and collection of program-level assessment data for continuous improvement to include:
In keeping with the schedule of program review, collaborates with faculty on review of curricular and co-curricular units; ensures completion according to schedule; and assist with maintain records and evidence.
Coordinates use of program assessment data to inform curricular changes with faculty.
Works with faculty and staff to develop models, measures, core indicators and benchmarks that link planning with institutional/program improvement using current practices in effective assessment.
Works, with faculty experience and proficiency in their subject area, to improve curriculum review and assessment methods, including the commitment to equity in the reduction of bias in assessment.
Percent of Time: 40%
Coordinates college accreditation and reporting - Coordinates the preparation of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation efforts, evidence gathering, and reporting. varied studies/reports related to college issues and operations. Identifies needs/problems to be addressed; clarifies objectives, determines scope of studies, researches methodology and extent of analysis required; reviews/analyzes results and prepares and delivers reports.
Serves as Assurance Argument principal author and facilitator of the HLC team in preparation and as responder to HLC accreditation activities and site visits.
Manages projects related to accreditation and assessment.
Provides VPAA with program learning outcome assessment results and documentation for analysis and academic planning in standardized format.
Provides feedback on yearly data report implementation processes, documentation and management to VPAA.
Percent of Time: 25%
Institutional Planning - Leads/advocates/assists in building effective, evidence-based assessment practices through service on college and Minnesota State committees and activities related to quality of instruction, assessment of student learning, and curriculum development.
Supports faculty in their work to prepare materials for AASC.
Acts as the liaison between faculty and other departments to enable improved access of yearly data reports.
Assists college faculty and staff to support research-based practices in curricular and co-curricular assessment
Serves as a professional resource for faculty as they use their subject matter knowledge to write measurable learning outcomes.
Explores further development of credit for prior learning guidelines and implementation processes.
Assists with Master Academic Plan development and implementation
Participates in institutional planning which benefits by assessment and data information collected.
Coordinates the Quality Improvement Project and Developmental Education Strategic Roadmap projects with the Minnesota State system.
Remains current in research-based practices in effective assessment.
Percent of Time: 15%
Represents the college at state, regional, and national meetings related to areas of responsibility.
Assures confidentiality of data including sensitive information related to students and staff.
Assists in the planning and delivery of professional development for faculty and staff, including all-staff duty days.
Assesses faculty development needs on assessment practices and the use of data to inform teaching
Other duties as assigned
Percent of Time: 10%
Builds and strengthens relationships across the campus. Participates in regular staff meetings. Participates in committee discussions and decision-making.
Evaluates the lifecycle of the library's resources, analysis of the use of resources, collection management, supervision of the library, and oversees library function.
Percent of Time: 10%
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the following minimum qualifications:
Associate's degree in education or another related field plus 2-3 years of professional related experience.
Demonstrated experience in effective practices in student learning assessment.
Demonstrated experience in effective practices in program and institutional assessments.
Knowledge and interest in diverse cultures and populations.
Communication skills sufficient to prepare messages and materials for diverse audiences and clearly explain, discuss, and present complex ideas, regulations, policies and/or procedures.
Ability to manage projects from inception through execution and create clear and attainable project objectives, build project requirements, oversee cost, time and scope of projects, manage project constraints, and communicate progress and end results.
Online teaching experience with a learning management system such as D2L Brightspace.
Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in curricular and co-curricular assessment across multiple modalities, including online teaching.
Experience in the design and delivery of high-quality professional development on assessment topics.
Familiarity or experience with program and college accreditation processes.
Familiarity or comfort with additional educational technology tools, including technologies to enhance accessibility for students.
Experience with federal, state and Minnesota State policies, procedures, and regulations.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
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Internal Number: 19637
About NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE, BEMIDJI
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.