Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness
[posted December 2013]
Butler University is accepting applications for the position of
Executive Director for Institutional
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs, the Executive Director is responsible for providing
leadership, administrative oversight, and coordination for
campus-wide assessment programs and accreditation efforts. The
position involves application of higher education "best practices,"
development of institutional policies and protocols, and management
of routine assessment and institutional reporting as well as
regional and specialized accreditation projects.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluate, develop, and implement university assessment policies
and protocols to ensure consistency and compliance, while working
toward meaningful assessment regimens responsive to the needs of
individual departments and programs.
- Oversee the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment,
working closely with the Director and staff to ensure that data are
appropriately collected, stored, analyzed and disseminated, e.g.
Institutional data profile, statistical overview, federal
reporting, university survey responses to outside agencies, and
surveying of faculty and staff (CIRP, NSSE, FSSE).
- Coordinate annual academic and administrative program
assessments, program-level assessment plans and reports, internal
academic program reviews, all CORE curriculum assessment, and
reporting on university student learning outcomes.
- Serve as institutional liaison to the Higher Learning
Commission, manage all evidence files and reporting processes,
prepare and provide leadership for institutional site visits.
- Provide support for accreditation efforts in individual
programs, departments, and colleges, including assisting with
compliance with requirements of accrediting bodies. Assist in
identification and implementation of software solutions to meet
accreditation expectations for data collection, analysis, and
access. Develop strategies for effective communication and
utilization of assessment results.
- Work collaboratively with colleges, programs, departments, and
units on university assessment committees, both academic and
administrative. Develop strategies for developing faculty and staff
engagement in assessment and effective communication of assessment
results. Work toward integration of assessment in institutional
budgetary processes and decision-making.
- Identify new opportunities for applied research and provide
leadership for development and implementation of new assessment
instruments for Core curriculum and University student learning
- Collaborate with other academic affairs administrators to
ensure development of appropriate infrastructure, policies,
operations, assessment, and accountability for graduate and
Master's degree: 3 years of experience in institutional
research, assessment, and/or accreditation activities in a higher
education setting. Strong statistical, organizational, and
Ph.D. or Ed.D.: skills and experience include teaching in
post-secondary education, knowledge of "best practices" in student
learning outcome assessment, and experience with Higher Learning
Commission and other accrediting bodies' expectations and
processes, including online learning.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest, CV and contact
information for five references. Send applications to Professor
Michelle Jarvis, Search Committee Chair, via email at EDIE@butler.edu. Review of
Applications will begin January 30, 2014 and will continue until
the position is filled.
Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of
the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions
are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past
experience, overall performance and other employment-related
criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for
employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age,
gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected