Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations

Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations

Job no: 529421
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Education

Department: College of Education, Office of the Dean
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $100,000 annually; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
June 1, 2022; position is open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, complete applications must include the following along with the online application by the review date:
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for each of the requirements, competencies, and if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • A resume of your professional work experience, education, and applicable certifications.

    Note you will also be asked to submit the names and contact information of three professional references as part of the application process.
    Department Summary
    The College of Education (COE) is organized into four academic departments and 14 research and outreach centers. All departments include both tenure and career non-tenure-track faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. A range of academic degrees and majors are offered, including communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, education studies, administrators, and research methodologists. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, and students are committed to developing and validating programs that prepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect for diversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments. The COE is currently ranked 5th among all public institutions, and 14th among all public and private institutions nationally (U.S. News and World Report, 2019). College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest-ranked in the country for both research scholarship and graduate education, including the Educational Leadership, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education Programs.

    Our faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students in the COE who will be the next generation of educational and social science leaders.

    The purpose of the Academic Affairs unit is to support the curricular work of the college. The College of Education's Academic Affairs team includes the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment, a Data Analyst, and a Licensure Analysts/Student Records Coordinator.
    Position Summary
    The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations for the College of Education (COE) provides leadership, direction, and oversight of all college assessment activities for the purposes of program development and evaluation, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness; licensure and field services for the purposes of ensuring compliance with university policies and maintaining effective partnerships with external institutions.

    The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations leads accreditation activities, including academic program reviews and preparation/submission of required reports, works with administration and faculty to develop policies and procedures, and fosters a "culture of assessment" by working with school constituencies, including but not limited to, chairs and directors, faculty, and university-level officials such as the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations directs and facilitates the work of academic program coordinators and department heads in a manner that ensures program assessment activities are designed, implemented, analyzed, and reported in a manner that is useful for curricular and program improvement. Additionally, the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations also supervises one data analyst. With the support of this analyst, the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations analyzes trends and outcomes and provides information and analysis impacting students, budgets, strategic planning, policy formulation, and enrollment management.

    The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations oversees the college's licensure and field services which include establishing and maintaining partnerships with school districts and community agencies. The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations ensures that the university's policies are followed and that programs, such as the University/School Partnership Co-Pay Program, are delivered effectively. These programs are administered with the support of two classified staff members, one focused on licensure and the other on-field placements.

    The Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations reports to the Dean of the College of Education. When necessary, the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Academic Operations represents the college at educator preparation meetings locally and nationally including the Oregon Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (OACTE) and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
    Minimum Requirements
  • Doctoral degree with a specialization in assessment, statistics, measurement, testing, program evaluation, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience in assessment and research design.
  • Five years of experience in the accreditation processes at the university-wide and academic program-level (e.g.., NWCC, CAEP, APA, COAMFTE, ASHA).
  • Five years of experience with software programs for survey and assessment (e.g., TK-20, Qualtrics) and statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, JMP, R).
  • Three years of experience with relational databases, learning management, and BI software (e.g., Banner, Canvas, Cognos).
  • Knowledge of educator licensure.
  • Two years of supervision experience.
    Professional Competencies
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership with strong collaborative interpersonal skills.
  • Project tracking and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to provide training and direction to support staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve ill-defined problems, navigate complex relationships, tolerate ambiguity, and view issues from multiple perspectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to move initiatives forward when confronted with evolving and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment of student learning, academic advising, student success, program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and statistical analysis.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with CAEP accreditation.
  • Experience with Tk20.
  • Experience with Banner.
  • Experience with learning outcomes management in a learning management system such as Canvas.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit .

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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