The Vanderbilt School of Nursing is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty to serve as Director of Evaluation and Effectiveness. This is a 12-month position that reports to the Dean of Nursing and works closely with the Dean's Leadership Team. The Director of Evaluation and Effectiveness for VUSN is responsible for implementing the overall master evaluation plan for VUSN prioritizing evaluation, assessment, quality improvement, and student achievement initiatives. This includes the development, maintenance, and tracking of individual student data as well as program-level data. The Director will provide leadership and oversight of assessment activities for the purpose of program development, evaluation, accreditation, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement. Full-time faculty must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Key Functions and Expected Performance:
Provides biostatistical support for non-tenure faculty in the Center for Research Development and Scholarship (CRDS).
Oversees evaluation, implementation of recommendations, and assessment of the effectiveness of VUSN's Master Evaluation Plan.
Directs course and program evaluation process: designs, implements, evaluates, and revises the system along with preparing reports and recommending program improvements.
Plans and implements educational programs for faculty, leadership, and students surrounding assessment and evaluation standards.
Collaborates with Senior Leadership to ensure that accreditation agency criteria for data collection, evaluation improvement initiatives, and outcomes are met.
Develops and implements a valid, reliable, and innovative data management system in coordination with school and university guidelines to ensure timely, ongoing student and program data evaluation.
Serves as an ex officio member of the VUSN Evaluation Committee.
Coordinates and tracks incoming data from multiple sources, manages the data collection, and creates reports aligning with VUSN's Master Evaluation Plan for Senior leadership while monitoring data for trends that could impact VUSN.
Provides analytical support to Academic Affairs in the planning and completion of the Annual Course Evaluations.
Utilizes analytical techniques to identify trends within the school and create response strategies.
Collaborates with Academic and Student Affairs leadership to develop strategies, promote and coordinate, and evaluate school-wide efforts to promote student success and graduation.
Works closely with the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to facilitate strategic changes in the curriculum to enhance and improve nursing education based on outcomes and data.
Collaborates with stakeholders to facilitate strategic changes to the curriculum to enhance and improve nursing education based on outcomes data and analysis.
Creates and executes a communication plan, including relevant data sets, to stakeholders on the impact and effectiveness of retention initiatives.
Represents the School of Nursing with the Vanderbilt University Office of Program Review, Assessment, and Accreditation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Certifications:
Master's degree is required; doctoral degree is preferred.
Experience and Skills:
A minimum of seven years of higher education experience is expected.
Proficiency in statistical and analytical analysis and data management is required.
Key Characteristics of a Successful Team Member in this Work Unit:
Creative and innovative in response to challenges
Excellent communication, interpersonal and report writing skills
Able to multi-task and remain organized
Able to operate independently and exercise sound judgement
Applicants for the faculty position should submit a copy of an updated CV, a letter of interest, and contact information for 3 professional references.
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