University of California, Davis

Department Description The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) works collaboratively and creatively with instructors and university academic administrators to foster, build, implement, and institutionalize effective instructional practices. CEE supports evidence-based decision making in higher education through institutional-, college-, course- and program-scale support, analyses and modeling undertaken by the Educational Analytics and Assessment (EAA) Division. As the primary campus hub for learning analytics and program assessment, the EAA division of CEE supports instructional improvement and research through evaluation, assessment, statistical analyses, learning communities, comprehensive data access, academic analytic tools, and predictive models. The EAA division of CEE also supports campus program review instructional assessment and centralized program evaluation functions for Undergraduate Education (UE). Job Summary The Associate Director for Educational Analytics and Assessment (AD-EAA) partners with the Associate Director for Learning & Teaching Support (AD-LTS) and reports directly to the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness (AVP-EE) and Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) Director. As a working manager/leader, the AD-EAA provides oversight, strategic planning, and technical leadership to the EAA group to conduct analyses, assessment efforts, and tool development that anticipates and addresses faculty and institutional needs with the goal of maximizing student learning and success while improving departmental instructional outcomes and effectiveness. The AD-EAA synthesizes and summarizes this work in formats appropriate for various audiences including "white papers" (opinions or position statements) and reports suitable for presentation at the highest administrative/executive levels, and performs special assignments of substantial complexity. The AD-EAA regularly provides decision support to and manages projects in collaboration with the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Associate Deans, faculty, and targeted instructional learning, analytics, and assessment communities.

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The AD-EAA is responsible for:

  • providing oversight of and direction for all evaluation and data analyses that support CEE initiatives, through supervision of the Lead Analyst;

  • supporting faculty instructional data access and analyses;

  • providing oversight, and direction for campus-wide student learning outcomes assessment efforts at the program level through supervision of the Lead Assessment specialist;

  • supervising the Lead Programmer on data, analyses and tool development; and

  • supporting faculty data access for instructional research while ensuring compliance with all appropriate policies including FERPA and IRB;

  • providing expertise including summaries of analytics and assessment findings for efforts by campus leaders to improve educational effectiveness.

The AD-EAA, with CEE leadership, collaboratively manages CEE resources. The AD-EAA is a working leader/manager that actively supports and at times pursues external grant efforts to expand research and analysis efforts. They lead production of technical reports and collaborative publications, and recommend changes to campus policy and undergraduate program administration in an effort to improve undergraduate student outcomes. The position requires demonstrable skills in quantitative and mixed-methods research, statistics, administrative management, mentoring, teamwork, communication and ability to work with faculty and administrators across all university disciplines. The AD-EAA contributes to the development and support of a collaborative organizational culture between CEE and its partners, is capable of tackling complex problems, building a network of allies, supporting and developing direct and indirect reports, and generating and/or embracing diverse and emerging ideas.

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