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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.

Responsibilities:
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 http://jobs.gmu.edu 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 http://blogs.longwood.edu/assessconference2016/ 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.

Summer Musings about VAG 2015

The Virginia Assessment Group had a busy beginning to the summer, helping SCHEV host its first Summit on Quality and Value in undergraduate education in the Commonwealth. The conversation – much of it captured on Twitter via #VirginiaQuality – was rich, and will hopefully serve as a catalyst to more dialog and action on the part of SCHEV, institutions, policy makers, and organizations such as the Virginia Assessment Group.

The Call for Proposals is now live on our website. We encourage you to submit “early and often” – put in a proposal about your own work, encourage colleagues to showcase their own projects, engage a graduate student, cajole a faculty friend!  Proposals  will be reviewed on a rolling basis with early notification of acceptance sent out to presenters. Finally, we are pleased to announce that 2015 marks the return of the Virginia Regional Accreditation Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, November 18th.  Linda Birtley of VCU is spearheading this event. Feel free to contact her directly (lbirtley@vcu.edu) to lend your ideas or your help to the effort!