The Outcomes Assessment Liaison is a special one to two-year faculty assignment that provides three (3) hours release time for both the fall and spring semesters. At the end of the first year, an assessment will be made to determine if there will be a second-year appointment. Since this assignment is equivalent to one (1) three-credit-hour credit class in the fall and spring semesters, the expected time devoted to this role should be comparable to that of preparing for and delivering a course, essentially with an expected time commitment of 5-9 hours per week during the academic year. While the work schedule will be flexible, depending on outcomes assessment planning and needs, the schedule will not necessarily align completely with the time when classes are in session, as some activities and planning will need to occur just prior to the start of the semester. Two Outcomes Assessment Liaisons will be selected each year. The Outcomes Assessment Liaisons will report to the Dean for Learning Outcomes, Curriculum, and Program Development.
While the work schedule will be flexible, depending on outcomes assessment planning and needs, the schedule will not necessarily align completely with the time when classes are in session, as some activities and planning will need to occur just prior to the start of the semester or at the end of a semester.
The primary responsibility of this special assignment is to provide faculty leadership for the assessment of student learning. The Outcomes Assessment Liaisons will be charged with the responsibility of advancing the college’s goals to foster excellence in teaching and learning and to promote student success. The Outcomes Assessment Faculty Liaison will work with faculty and Educational Affairs administrators in advancing the goals and initiatives in the Educational Affairs plan related to the assessment of student learning.
Specific duties of this special assignment will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide support for the assessment of student learning at the course, program/discipline, and college level.
- Through professional development offerings and one-on-one assistance, provide support to faculty in the design of assessment methods, data collection, analysis, and continuous improvement at the course, program/discipline, and institutional level.
- Assist in the implementation of the AEFIS Assessment Management System.
- Serve as the co-leader for the Outcomes Advisory Council; set goals and objectives and facilitate all meetings (3.0 hours per month).
- Meet weekly with the Dean to discuss challenges, develop processes and share ideas for implementing new approaches to assessment for learning. (4.0 hours per month).
- Work with the Faculty Development and Engagement team to connect assessment of student learning to faculty professional development.
If you are interested in the Outcomes Assessment Liaison assignment please submit your letter of interest via the form below by spring break. Please include in your letter the knowledge, skills, experience, and/or ideas that you would bring to this role, and what you would hope to learn from this experience, both personally and professionally.