About tmccamish

Current GAIRPAQ Vice President

Institutional Effectiveness Director

South Georgia Technical College


Institutional Effectiveness Director

Responsibilities: Directs the design and execution of plans for maintaining accredited status for the college, as well  as program specific accreditations, certifications and licensures; prepares accreditation documentation files for review by accreditation agency staff; prepares and submits annual reports  as required; provides guidance to instruction administration concerning accreditation matters;  Provides accreditation training as required; Coordinates and oversees the strategic planning process for the college; advises college administration and other staff on progress, problems, solutions and desirable changes in relation to  strategic planning; schedules and conducts meetings to present, explain and discuss the strategic  plan with individuals and groups; provides input in college policies and procedures; compiles and  distributes annual reports; establishes time frames needed to complete projects according to  federal, state, external agency, and department deadlines; Advances the vision, mission, purpose and values of the college across multiple campuses;  communicates accurate information to department staff and outside entities; meets with outside  entities for the promotion of policies and procedures and the sharing of resources; serves on  appropriate college standing and ad hoc committees; reviews reports and other documentation to  monitor levels of activity and to identify staff problem areas and strengths; analyzes decisions made  by staff to ensure adherence to policies, regulations and department/college goals; Coordinates the development of program goals, objectives, policies and standards for quality  assurance; analyzes and assesses the effectiveness of existing programs; coordinates the  institutional research needed to evaluate the college’s effectiveness; prepares and updates  planning documents; reviews reports of independent project efforts to determine areas of  weakness; recommends corrective actions and sets deadline; provides interpretations and  guidance to college personnel to ensure compliance with state, regional and federal regulations;  collects, analyzes and organizes data for input into planning and evaluation activities; provides  evaluative services that ensure the ability to examine the effectiveness of academic programs and  services; coordinates the preparation of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System,  college boards, and various reports; Maintains the components of the Performance Accountability System; coordinates annual PAS  reports and documents; compiles accurate statistical information for PAS/PAR reports, including diploma  and certificate rates and percentages for placement and completion; prepares executive summary  or local board approval; Attends PAS/PAR conferences as requested; Manages and oversees financial/budget operation of the department;  Monitors the activities of personnel to ensure compliance with TCSG policy manual and department procedures;  Develops and/or assists with the development of policies and procedures and recommends changes to effectively meet the goals and requirements of the program; Evaluates employees at scheduled intervals upon reviewing of all relevant information;  Conducts regular evaluation of services provided and make adjustments as needed;  Maintains up-to-date policies, procedures, and state or federal laws that may impact department initiatives.

Competencies: Knowledge of college and program-specific accreditation standards  Knowledge of strategic planning practices and procedures; Knowledge of institutional effectiveness assessment strategies; Knowledge of policies and procedures related to the operation of postsecondary institutions and specifically, two year or technical colleges; Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs; Decision making and problem solving skills; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in the supervision of personnel; Oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in education, business management or a closely related field *and* Three (3) years of work experience in postsecondary education

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in education, business management or closely related field; Five (5) years of related work experience in an educational setting; Experience with SACSCOC and/or other accreditation process; Experience with preparation and maintenance of required documentation necessary for maintaining SACSCOC and/or other accreditation; Experience with faculty and staff development related to accreditation requirements.

This position will report to President of South Georgia Technical College.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary commensurate with education and work experience.  Full time position with State of Georgia benefits.

Application Deadline:   Until Filled;  Applicant Instructions/Information:  Please complete our SGTC application on our website www.southgatech.edu; access this by clicking on the link Careers @ SGTC.  For further assistance call the Human Resources office at (229) 931-2450 or by emailing slarson@southgatech.edu.  Pursuant to college policy, a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check, shall be conducted on all candidates prior to being hired for any position with SGTC.
Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of North Georgia -Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. This position creates, develops, and implements vision for multi-campus, university-wide accreditation, assessment, and institutional research. This position also provides support and guidance for various aspects of institutional strategic planning.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university’s signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness will:

  • Provide leadership and support for accreditation activities.  Coordinates all SACSCOC reports (e.g., Compliance Certification, Focused Report, Response to Reaffirmation Committee, Monitoring Report, Quality Enhancement Plan, Substantive Change Prospectus, Annual Profiles of Enrollment and Finances, etc.) and visits.  Serves as SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison. Familiarizes university community with SACSCOC policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for comprehensive university-wide institutional effectiveness program, including assessment of student learning outcomes, administrative unit assessment, Comprehensive Program Review for all degree programs, and institutional performance indicators. Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate assessment strategies for complex, multi-campus environment.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for integrated institutional research functions.  Conducts advanced data analysis and statistical modeling.  Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate research and analytical methodologies for complex, multi-campus environment.  Assists university leadership in formulating issues, analyzing trends, and understanding outcomes that facilitate effective strategic planning, evaluation, and institutional policy development.  Works with various offices to ensure integrity of data in the university’s data systems.
  • Serve on a variety of university committees and councils (e.g., Executive Council. Provost Council, Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Council, General Education Committee). Ensures that compliance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements is incorporated into institutional policies and the  planning and evaluation processes of the institution.
  • Represent the university at University System of Georgia (USG) meetings and by making presentations at  state, regional, and national professional meetings;  other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of issues and trends in higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional effectiveness methods in higher education, including qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Working knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and statistical software such as SAS or SPSS.
  • Ability to resolve complex, difficult, and ill-defined issues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others to accomplish institutional goals.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate is required.
  • Five years of experience in higher education, with experience in both university teaching and administration.
  • Extensive experience in accreditation, academic assessment and institutional research, including principles of research design and analysis.

Apply at



2017 GAIRPAQ Agenda


Dear GAIRPAQ Members,
We have a great program lined up for next week’s annual conference, and we hope to see you in Macon.
The conference agenda is attached to this post To register by credit card or electronic check, go to https://touchnet.georgiasouthern.edu/C20795_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=111&SINGLESTORE=true

If paying by institutional or other paper check, please complete the registration form above, email the form to aballagh@georgiasouthern.edu, and bring the check with you to the conference.

If you need a W-9 form or an invoice, send a request to aballagh@georgiasouthern.edu
A reminder to please register by April 20th so we can arrange for plenty of food for everyone.
Thank you and we’re looking forward to seeing ALL of you on April 26th!

GAIRPAQ 2017 Conference Registration Form

GAIRPAQ Conference Agenda 2017

Terry McCamish
GAIRPAQ President
Amy Ballagh
GAIRPAQ Vice President and Conference Committee Chair

Amy Ballagh, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8063
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone 912.478.5256

GAIRPAQ Registration Is Open!

Dear GAIRPAQ Members,

Registration is now open for the 2017 GAIRPAQ Conference. The one-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Middle Georgia State College in Macon.

If paying by credit card or electronic check, please register online using the following link:


If paying by institutional check, please complete the registration form, email the form to aballagh@georgiasouthern.edu, and bring the check with you to the conference.

If possible, please register by Monday, April 17th.

Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to seeing ALL of you on April 26th!

Terry McCamish
GAIRPAQ President

Amy Ballagh

GAIRPAQ Vice President and Conference Committee Chair

Amy Ballagh, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8063
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone 912.478.5256
Fax 912.478.0694

Extended Deadline For GAIRPAQ Conference Proposals

Dear GAIRPAQ Colleague,

Although we’ve received some great proposals, we still have room for a few more, so we are extending the deadline to submit a proposal to Monday, April 10th. Please submit your proposals here:


Presentations at this year’s annual conference will be considered for the GAIRPAQ Best Presentation Award. The award winner will represent GAIRPAQ by delivering the presentation at the AIR Annual Forum the following year and will receive $500 towards associated travel costs.

Individual proposals and/or panel discussions are encouraged. Past topics have included:

Best Practices in IR
Emerging Technologies in IR
Research and Data Management Strategies
Data Sharing and Presentation Approaches
Institutional Effectiveness/Assessment
Closing the Loop: Using IR Data for Planning
Web Analytics for Assessment
Maximizing Productivity in IR Offices

Looking forward to seeing you in Macon on April 26th!  Feel free to forward this information to colleagues who might be interested.


Amy Ballagh
Vice-President and Conference Planning Committee Chair

Position Announcement

Good morning. We have an opening for an institutional research analyst at Augusta Technical College. The job description is located on our website and individuals must apply online through our easyHR system. It is listed under “Staff” and then click  “Leadership Professional Full Time”.  https://www.easyhrweb.com/JC_AugustaTech/JobListings/joblistings.aspx

Melissa Frank-Alston, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Research Accreditation Liaison, SACSCOC Augusta Technical College  l  Augusta Campus  l Building 1000
3200 Augusta Tech Dr.  l
Augusta, GA  30906

Phone: (706) 771-4171

Email: mfalston@augustatech.edu<mailto:mfalston@augustatech.edu>

A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia- Equal Opportunity Institution

Position Announcement

Spelman College is currently seeking applications to fill the staff position listed below:


Institutional Research

Full -Time, Exempt (12 Months)

Job Code: FP0261

Note:  This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  


The Research Data Manager works collaboratively to understand, develop, and support the institution’s reporting, data, and analytical needs. This person will have experience working with institutional data and institutional research including interpretation and presentation of data. Reporting to the Director of Office Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning, the Research Data Manager will write queries, develop reports, and conduct analyses providing accurate, useful, and readily accessible data; develop and implement policies and best practices for strategic data planning, data analysis and modeling, and data element use. The candidate should be able to apply data sampling and weighting techniques, as well as be responsible for data quality and data integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include but not limited to the following:
·        Serve as the department administrator update and maintain the department’s reporting/research data marts.

·        Design data mart additions and changes to support immediate and predicted departmental needs.

·        Responds to requests for surveys, data and information received from outside organizations, including federal, state, and accrediting agencies.

·        Provide analytical and technical support to departments, committees, faculty, staff, and administrators for institutional data and responding to requests for institutional data from external constituencies.
·        Integrate existing data marts with others on campus.
·        Maintain a research database system and an indexed archive of institutional information.
·        Serve as a technical point of contact to coordinate data mart efforts with other divisions.

·        Design, update, and maintain an on-line Fact Book supporting on-line query functions.

·        Update, and maintain the department’s web presence and on-line resources.

·        Produce scripts and programs to support data marts, ad hoc, and research requests.

·        Produce and publish in conjunction with office staff routine or specialized OIRAP reports.

·        Provide technical assistance to the college in research, data analysis, survey design, and data management.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Educational Research, Social Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, or a closely related field with academic preparation in intermediate/advance statistics or mathematics with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education required.  Masters preferred.  Knowledge of SAS or SPSS, Cognos and/or Tableau, Access, Excel, SQL query language, and Oracle databases required. Experience with Ellucian Higher Education Banner preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.  The ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences is required.  Must have experience in data collection and analysis and have the ability to analyze complex concepts and solve complex problems efficiently; prepare short-term and long-term strategies for planning purposes; and demonstrate the use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.

The Research Data Manager will use statistical procedures and principles; have knowledge of accepted methods of gathering and analyzing research data; be familiar with database concepts; perform basic statistical analysis using appropriate software and statistical methods(significant testing, regression analysis, ANOVA, etc.; and present data in various media (e.g. paper, electronic, web-based).

The ideal candidate for this position should be highly motivated, be able to work as a contributing team member; be an independent thinker; and possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills.   Incumbent must have demonstrated organizational and time management skills.  This position is responsible for producing an electronic, on-line Fact Book and executive decision-support system, as well as a repository of departmentally-authored reports and studies.  The Research Data Manager has the general responsibility for maintaining and updating the department’s web presence and on-line resources.  The Research Data Manager serves as an expert/liaison to MIT and the campus in a larger data warehouse project.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).  Duties include preparation of spreadsheets, tables, pivot tables, and graphs.  This position requires knowledge of PL/SQL and supporting applications, such as PL/SQL Developer, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Crystal Enterprise, Oracle Warehouse Builder.  Web site programming experience with scripting languages and software packages such as PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, Cold Fusion also is required.

 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Oracle certification highly desirable (DBO, OCA)


Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.
pelman Employees are eligible to apply for transfers or promotions within the College if you meet the minimum qualifications posted for the position, and  you have been in your current position and performing satisfactorily for at least six (6) months.  Employees who have a written warning on file or on probation or suspension are not eligible to apply for transfers or promotions.

In order to apply for an open position, employees should complete and submit the Internal Career Opportunity Application form.   This form may be accessed electronically via the link below or through your Lotus Notes Dashboard.

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Position Announcement

The University of Mississippi is looking for someone amazing to lead our Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Planning team.

We are a large (approximately 22,000 students among the various campuses) and growing university.  The university has been included in the Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” list for the last 5 years.   Our main campus is located in Oxford, Mississippi, and Oxford is often found on various “great town” lists.   This is a lovely place to work, play, and live.  It’s the kind of place that needs to be visited to truly appreciate.

You can find the job description here:  https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/9424

Even if you aren’t considering a move, I’ll hope you’ll check us out.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Karen Kate Kellum, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Planning
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Planning
306 Falkner
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848 U.S.A.
cell: 662-832-1358
kkellum@olemiss.edu | www.olemiss.edu

Institutional Effectiveness Specialist – University of North Georgia

***position filled***


The University of North Georgia is hiring an Institutional Effectiveness Specialist.

 This position will primarily provide support to the Institutional Research function by responding to external surveys/questionnaires and internal and external data requests; administering surveys within UNG; and assisting with the departmental website. Also, about one third of this position’s time will be used to manage and coordinate the Office of Institutional Effectiveness business operations by being the first point of contact for the office, providing administrative support to the Institutional Effectiveness staff, and coordinating administrative and logistical support for accreditation efforts. This individual performs duties related to institutional effectiveness, with an emphasis in institutional research, with moderate supervision.

 Please click here to learn more about this position and apply – https://ung.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=18430&job=institutional-effectiveness-specialist.