The Director of Academic Planning oversees and implements both long term assessment and planning - working with deans and faculty to identify and implement student learning outcomes and curricular goals - and manages the overall process of semester by semester course planning in consultation with faculty area coordinators and the deans of JTS' constituent schools.
Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, the director will set an agenda and schedule for long-term assessment and prepare reports and other data necessary for accreditation.
The position also requires significant collaboration with IT and our learning designer in guiding hybrid learning initiatives.
Responsibilities Include the following:
Managing Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
- Bring schools, areas, faculty on board with measurable student learning outcomes.
- Use WEAVE (assessment platform) to structure and document student learning outcomes
- Bring student feedback into the loop (e.g., through student course evaluations).
- Report back to stakeholders and provide and coordinate professional development around assessment.
- Coordinate and write Self-Study and follow up clarifications and updates for Middle States.
Managing Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Handle communications to the Committee on Instruction (new courses and agenda items).
- Assess course needs and participate in the process of course scheduling meetings with deans, registrar and provost’s office
-Organize professional development for faculty, including coordinating programs (for example, Circle of Learning)
-Supervise Learning Designer and initiate and collaborate on projects related to assessment and to learning technologies.
-Collaborate on assessing new technology solutions and workflows: recent examples -- WEAVE, EvaluationKit.
-Minimum of a Master's degree
-Ability to multi-task, take initiative, and cultivate relationships and partnerships inside and outside of the institution
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills—both public speaking and one-on-one
-3 years of administrative experience at the university level, teaching experience at the university level preferred
-Familiarity with the field of Jewish Studies
-Experience with course design and learning technologies
-At least a year of assessment experience at the college level is preferred.