Position Announcement

University of Georgia

Program Review Coordinator

Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

The University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Program Review Coordinator in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  This is a national search.  This position will report to the Senior Director for Accreditation who reports directly to the Vice Provost.  In addition, this person will work collaboratively with other offices and committees throughout the campus including the Office of Vice President for Instruction (OVPI) and the faculty Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC), among others.

About Program Review at the University of Georgia.  The University of Georgia (UGA) ensures institutional effectiveness through a comprehensive set of review and evaluation processes that lead to the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of the UGA’s academic programs and support units.   All UGA units that offer academic programs to students are reviewed on a seven-year cycle under the Academic Program Review Process.   Administrative and support units are reviewed under a related Support Unit Review process.  UGA’s review and evaluation policies and procedures are designed to meet expectations of the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  Program reviews are comprehensive and forward-looking, guiding the future development of individual programs and the units that offer those programs. They incorporate and build on related, ongoing processes such as annual reporting, student learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and external accreditation review.  Central elements of the program review process include a thorough self-study by the unit under review; an evaluation by a team of faculty external to the unit, which leads to a report with recommendations that inform decision-making and the allocation of resources; and follow-up with administrators responsible for the unit.   Please note that the current policies and procedures are subject to updates and revisions.  Therefore, the overall responsibilities of the Program Review Coordinator may be revised over time to accommodate these changes.

About the Program Review Coordinator.  We seek a highly organized, collaborative individual who possesses experience with institutional effectiveness in a higher education environment.  Excellent oral, written, and technical presentation and communication skills are required. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Qualified candidates must have all the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • At least two years of experience working in higher education in a college/school, center or institute, or central administration in the general areas of assessment, evaluation, and/or review of academic or support unit programs.
  • A working knowledge of assessment of student learning outcomes, program review, and institutional effectiveness.
  • The ability to use standard qualitative and quantitative software (such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA) and the ability to design and implement surveys using standard survey software.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the expectations of SACSCOC and the University System of Georgia (USG) as they relate to program review and CQI.
  • Demonstrated ability with project management and the ability to organize and coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects at moderate to high levels of complexity to positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and administrators.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy, details, and deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications 

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, especially in a field that stresses program evaluation or qualitative/quantitative research, and CQI.
  • Experience with a range of quantitative and qualitative methods used to assess learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
  • Experience working in a large, public R-1 university setting.
  • Experience or strong working knowledge of the expectations of SACSCOC and the University System of Georgia (USG) as they relate to program review and CQI.

Estimated Percentage of Time/Responsibilities

40%    Coordinate Academic Program Review at the University of Georgia.  Serve as the point person at UGA and manage and track the review process as defined in the UGA Program Review Policy and Guidelines from initial notification of units through follow-up reporting.   During the entire process, the Program Review Coordinator will serve as the liaison between the PRAC and the units under review.   The Program Review Coordinator will coordinate with the Office of Institutional Research to maintain and incorporate data sources as needed to support program reviews.

30%    Coordinate Academic and Administrative Support Unit Review at the University of Georgia.  Serve as the point person at UGA and manage and track the review process as defined in the UGA Academic and Support Unit Policy from initial notification of units through follow-up reporting.  During the entire process, the Program Review Coordinator will serve as the liaison between the Provost’s Office and the support unit under review.  The Program Review Coordinator will coordinate with the Office of Institutional Research to maintain and incorporate data sources as needed to carry out the review of the support unit.

20%    Support the ongoing work of PRAC, the Office of Accreditation, the OVPI, and the various UGA committees that support CQI and institutional effectiveness.

10%    Accept other responsibilities as necessary that are consistent with advancing CQI at UGA.

Applications must be submitted online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. The application packet should include a current vitae or resume, a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s experience and skills match the qualifications listed above, and a list of three professional references (who will not be contacted without prior communication with the candidate).  Additional writing samples may be requested by the search committee.  A rolling search process will be utilized, and the position will remain opened until filled. However, interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by April 21, 2016.  The planned start date is tentatively June 15, 2016.

The official title of this position is “Program Review Coordinator” (title code:  11943).   The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience with the expected salary range from $39,584 (minimum) to $74,557 (maximum).

Questions or other inquiries should be directed to Maggie Parker, Search Committee Chair, mcparker@uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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