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Assoc+provost+job+desc+to+hr+11 14-11

  1. 1. ASSOCIATE PROVOST JOB DESCRIPTIONReporting to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the Associate Provostfor Accreditation and Assessment is responsible for the development and implementation of acomprehensive assessment plan supporting the Institutes mission and strategic initiatives. Thisincludes the systematic collection and evaluation of longitudinal data to support Instituteplanning, departmental accreditation, and institutional re-accreditation. The Associate Provostwill contribute to the institutional effectiveness of academic outcomes, develop metrics andresearch that will support the Institutes strategic initiatives, and be the chief accreditationliaison.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSManages accreditation activities, including preparation of self-study and other reports,accreditation site visits, and communications with 9 accrediting agencies that relate to 15programs at Wentworth. Plans, organizes, and manages the analysis, interpretation, andreporting of relevant data and information used in assessing effectiveness at the program,college, and institutional level. Promotes collaboration, creativity and cohesion for data-baseddecision-making. Keeps faculty and staff informed orally and in writing with regard toassessment and accreditation issues. Serves as a member of appropriate committees.PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESEducation/Preparation: Masters degree with strong emphasis on assessment. This person willwork closely with the Director of Institutional Research. PhD preferred.REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE1. Experience and knowledge of program- and institution-level accreditation in highereducation, and especially of standards, policies and procedures of CHEA-recognizedregional accreditors such as NEASC.2. Familiarity with accrediting bodies in disciplines offered at Wentworth (ABET, ACCE,IACBE, NAAB, NASAD, IFMA, CIDA) is preferred.3. Exceptional analytical skills to develop assessment and other research that contributesto policy analysis.4. A broad knowledge of outcomes assessment of both student learning and institutionaleffectiveness.5. Experience gathering, editing, analyzing, and interpreting data and statistical reports.6. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.8. An understanding of contemporary higher education policy issues and how they impactassessment and accreditation reporting requirements.

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