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2016 HEDS Annual Conference

The Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium invites you to register for its 2016 HEDS Annual Conference, which will be held June 26-29 in Asheville, North Carolina. HEDS also invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the conference.

The HEDS Annual Conference brings together people from small colleges and universities in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and other ways of using evidence to improve our institutions. HEDS welcomes people from all colleges and universities to attend and present at the HEDS Annual Conference, regardless of whether your institution belongs to the HEDS Consortium.

To learn more about the conference visit the HEDS website at:

Details about submitting a proposal are available at:  The proposal deadline is April 22.

You can register at:

Old Dominion University – job posting

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Senior Research Associate – Job posting

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Senior Research Associate to join a strong team and collaborate in conducting and improving assessments. Duties include coordinating the assessment of entering and graduating student cohorts; creating and maintaining online assessment instruments and assessment databases; conducting statistical and qualitative analyses; assisting teaching and administrative faculty in the development of assessment plans and reports; managing the assessment website; and responding to ad hoc data requests. Qualifications: Master’s degree in social science, education, business or related area; documented effective communication, leadership and collaboration skills; documented knowledge of assessment theory and practice; proficiency in SAS or SPSS or similar language; skills with database, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software applications; applied research design and statistics; documented experiences providing data support and analysis to a variety of audiences; demonstrated experience managing large databases and generating reports; experience managing data both with statistical packages/programming languages (e.g., SAS, SPSS) and Microsoft desktop applications (Excel, MS Access, Word, PowerPoint); demonstrated ability work as a member of a team to reach common goals.

To apply please submit your resume to posting is .

Review of applications will begin April 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an EE/AAO employer.

HEDS Annual Conference – Call for proposals

We are inviting proposals for our 32nd Annual Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Conference at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina on June 26–29, 2016. HEDS is a consortium of 136 private colleges and universities from across the country that share assessment and institutional data to advance the missions of member institutions. You DO NOT have to be from a HEDS institution to submit a proposal or attend this conference.


We encourage people at all points in their careers who are engaged in institutional research, assessment, or institutional effectiveness, or who are in other ways using data to improve their institution’s effectiveness, to submit a proposal. Find out about possible presentation topics and formats and other details at


For full consideration, proposals must be received by April 8, 2016.

Brooklyn College Position

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Institutional Planning and Assessment – The Associate Provost will join Brooklyn College at a time of transition: a new president is expected to be named in 2016 and current assessment practices need to be further developed and more fully integrated with strategic and budgetary planning. Reporting to the Provost, she or he will work with senior administrators, including vice presidents and deans, and a wealth of talented and dedicated faculty and staff to ensure that the College and its five schools establish the highest quality assessment protocols and practices to meet the requirements of accrediting organizations.  The Associate Provost will also facilitate the use of assessment to inform overall strategy and planning, as well as specific curricular and programmatic reviews.

The link to submit applications for this position may be found at:
Additional inquiries and nominations may be submitted to Isaacson, Miller at:


VCU Assessment Position

A career opportunity to head up assessment initiatives within our Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a growing public research university of over 30,000 students, in Richmond, VA. This newly created position of Director of Assessment will provide oversight in the assessment of student learning, satisfaction, and evaluation of student programs and services across the division.

For more information, please go to:

Review of online applications will begin during the week of 2/22/16.

George Mason University Assessment position

Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment

The George Mason University School of Business invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment. This is a full-time administrative faculty position with full benefits.

The Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment is responsible for overseeing the continuing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation efforts in the School of Business. This includes the management of assessment and assurance of learning processes under the guidance of the Associate Deans of Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA68Dz at by February 29, 2016; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.

Longwood University Assessment Conference

What matters for student success? There is no one answer. Thus, institutions continue to search out effective practices to increase the odds for students to be successful during and beyond their post-secondary preparation.

Beginning February 8, 2016, join Longwood faculty and staff at as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Joan Neff welcomes participants to Longwood’s Virtual Assessment Conference.
From the comfort of your home or office and at a time convenient to you, you can view digital video recordings of Longwood faculty and staff’s experiences in research, best practice and planning of assessment. How might the presenters’ work be pertinent, transferable or used for further student success investigations and improvement? During the first week of the conference, Presenters will be available via the “Leave a Reply” on each presentation page to converse with you from February 8-12, 2016. The conference site with links to the recorded sessions and materials will remain open to the public for future reference.

Assessment Workshop Opportunity

The Center of Inquiry at Wabash College invites institutional teams of two faculty and/or staff and two students to Students Engaging Students to Improve Learning: Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence, a Teagle Assessment Scholar workshop on March 10-12, 2016. One of the best ways to make sense of assessment evidence is to have focus group conversations with students. And when students take the lead in conducting these conversations with their peers, they can learn things about the “why” and “how” behind the assessment evidence that faculty and staff might have a harder time discovering. In this workshop, Center of Inquiry staff and Teagle Scholars seasoned in training and working with student focus groups will help your team create and implement student-led focus groups to address assessment questions at your institution.

Still time to register!

The Virginia Assessment Group Annual Conference will be held next Wednesday through Thursday (18th-20th) in Richmond. There is still time to register for the conference if you are able to join an exciting group of professionals as we discuss our current practice and research in the assessment of student learning.

Registration details are HERE.

Schedule-at-a-glance is HERE.