The Curriculum and Assessment Specialist ensures that College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) faculty members have the resources, information, and support they need to maximize students’ learning opportunities, promote students’ abilities to think and create in personally meaningful ways, and prepare students to excel in their professional careers through identifying and addressing collegiate-level curricular needs and assessing student learning outcomes. This position is responsible for infusing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) principles, exercises, and themes across the undergraduate major core curricula within Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies (uAPS) majors, and across the introductory and capstone courses within the Individualized Degree (ID) majors.
This is a temporary 12-month, 100% time (40 hours/week) academic professional (P&A) appointment that reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS). Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Curriculum Enhancement (60%)
Act as CCAPS liaison for the Writing Enriched Curriculum (WEC) initiative in the uAPS majors
Coordinate the drafting, revision, implementation, and assessment of all major Writing Plans with the central University WEC team
In collaboration with CCAPS undergraduate faculty, faculty directors, and administration, create and implement a DE&I-infused curriculum across the major core curricula within Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies and across the proposal writing and capstone courses within Individualized Degrees
Work with faculty and faculty directors to identify strategic course candidates for Writing Intensive (WI) designation and shepherd faculty through the WI approval process; write and submit WI proposals within ECAS
Work with faculty and faculty directors to identify strategic course candidates for Liberal Education (LE) designation and write and submit LE proposals within ECAS
Develop and implement tools and methods that will allow faculty across uAPS to self-guide through the WI and LE development, approval, implementation, assessment, and revision processes
In collaboration with the Director of Individualized Degrees, identify Program Level Outcomes for ID majors
Learning Assessment Management (40%)
Direct the mapping of individual course assignments to Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) and Course Level Outcomes in the uAPS core curricula and ID proposal writing and capstone courses
Automate the collection of faculty input on assignments in Canvas mapped to PLOs for the purpose of student learning assessment
Create and maintain learning assessment tools, when appropriate and applicable, to be used for accreditation (and reaccreditation) purposes (e.g., pre- and post-tests, surveys, etc.)
Create and maintain reporting tools for learning assessment data to be used for accreditation (and reaccreditation) purposes and to fulfill University undergraduate learning assessment reporting requirements
Synthesize learning assessment data into an annual report to be shared with the University Office of Undergraduate Education and other stakeholders
Master’s degree in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) or related discipline
A fundamental understanding of student learning outcomes, liberal education and writing requirements, and the importance of a DE&I-infused curriculum
3+ years experience evaluating and developing post secondary curricula, including for the online environment
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Experience working independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
Demonstrated writing skills
Preferred in addition to the minimum requirements:
Previous experience developing writing intensive and/or liberal education courses.
Previous experience developing curricula focused on DE&I principles
Postsecondary teaching experience
Professional group facilitation experience
Internal Number: 341190
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