Learning Assessment Coordinator

Class: Academic Professional | Exempt status: Exempt | Grade: 5

smiling grads rock onUnder the direction of management, the Learning Assessment Coordinator performs professional level duties related to college assessment of student achievement of learning outcomes. Works collaboratively with the Learning Assessment Council, faculty, and staff to develop strategies for the equitable assessment of student learning outcomes at the general education, disciplinary, and program levels. Acts as a primary resource for faculty and management on student learning assessment strategies, methods, and alignment with accreditation. Coordinates the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of student learning assessment data.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as liaison and resource to faculty, staff, management and external representatives on strategies and methods of assessing student achievement of learning outcomes. Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and management to advise and ensure college assessment strategies align with the strategic needs of the College and comply with PCC and accreditation requirements.
  2. In collaboration with the Learning Assessment Council (LAC) and the Centers for Teaching and Learning Excellence, develops faculty and instructional manager capacity to collect and analyze multiple sources of data on assessment of student achievement of learning outcomes, using an equity- and social-justice based approach and based on current research, trends and best practices in the field.
  3. Collaborates with the Curriculum Coordinator to integrate college-wide assessment results into the curriculum development process, and to support faculty professional development with regard to designing measurable outcomes.
  4. Working closely with the LAC Chair and Vice-Chair, coordinates and administers the LAC’s program of peer mentoring and coaching, including the training and development programs for peer assessment coaches, artifact scorers, and peer reviewers.
  5. In collaboration with the LAC, and working closely with the Disciplinary Subject Area Committees (DSACs), develops and administers the General Education assessment process and the disciplinary and program assessment processes.  Administers annual assessment processes, including training of peer reviewers and scorers; collection, redaction, and distribution of artifacts to scorers; preparation of data for analysis; reporting; and coordinating peer feedback.
  6. Collaborates with the division for Effectiveness and Planning to support functions related to student learning assessment, including program review, institutional effectiveness, and continuous improvement.
  7. Disseminates and communicates college assessment-related data, research, analysis, and reports for internal and external audiences, including faculty, administration and accreditation.
  8. Maintains and develops knowledge of local, state, regional and national trends and best practices in assessment of student learning outcomes.
  9. Maintains the college’s assessment website and assessment resources for faculty, in collaboration with the Learning Assessment Council and IT.
  10. Provides project management and facilitation for student learning assessment projects. Supports College initiatives related to student learning assessment.
  11. Serves as a liaison to internal departments regarding student learning assessment, including serving on work groups and task forces.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment

Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Communications, Social Science, Training & Development or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis. Two years (2) of experience developing methods and strategies for the assessment of student achievement of learning outcomes, and/or applying those methods and strategies as an instructor, in a post-secondary environment. Demonstrated experience applying quantitative and qualitative data analysis in an educational setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Higher education curriculum development principles and trends;
  • Instruction and teaching methods;
  • Student learning outcomes, formative and summative assessment methods and practices
  • Equity, cultural responsiveness, and social justice in assessment; and intersections between equity, inclusion, and assessment
  • Assessment of student achievement of learning outcomes methods and practices, including data collection, analysis, reporting, and use of data for instructional improvement
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis and methods
  • Software including reporting and outcomes assessment management tools
Skill in:
  •       Coaching and mentoring professional peers
  •       Translating data reporting and analysis into usable information for decision making and/or policy analysis
  •       Reading and writing technical documentation;
  •       Presenting and exchanging technical information with general audiences;
  •       Communicating effectively both in oral and written form;
  •       Project management and independent problem solving.
Ability to:
  •       Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  •       Communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner;
  •       Work independently and prioritize tasks in a team-oriented and collaborative environment;
  •       Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting activities.

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