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Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation

STATUS: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-month position
Academic Affairs

Position Description

The Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation  supports the Provost’s Office mainly in three areas – curriculum, assessment, and accreditation. This responsibility includes the development, revision, improvement, and management of academic program curriculums; in the overall management of the assessment and accreditation; and in the implementation of strategic planning initiatives related to the curriculum. This position also serves as the liaison between the College and various accrediting agencies.

Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions

  • Work collaboratively with academic and administrative offices to facilitate development and management of curriculum, including new courses and programs for the undergraduate and graduate divisions, as well as related emphases, minors, and concentrations;
  • Oversee and coordinate academic assessment and program reviews; collect and share results;
  • Oversee and coordinate the College’s accreditation procedures, including preparing of various reports and maintaining the relevant records with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA);
  • Research up-to-date curricular innovation and seek improvement of curriculum and instruction;
  • Participate in the planning and offering of teaching and learning workshops;
  • Serve as an ex-officio on the Curriculum Committee and Assessment Committee of Faculty Assemblyserve on other committees or task forces as requested or relevant to position responsibilities; and
  • Perform additional duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in art, design, or higher education administration, or a closely related field, with a terminal degree (g., MFA, MDes, PhD) preferred;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in curriculum related responsibilities in higher education in the field of art and design;
  • Significant experience in overseeing accreditation and assessment of student learning in higher education;
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage new initiatives; and
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working in an art and design institution of higher education;
  • Experience in new program development in higher education;
  • Experience with NASAD accreditation; and
  • Experience with STEM or STEAM education.

About CCS

College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduates and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Copywriting, Advertising Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master of Fine Arts in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants apply by submitting curriculum vitae (CV), letter of intent describing the vision and experience, a writing sample, and three or more references to ">hr@collegeforcreativestudies.edu by Monday, November 20, 2017.  The initial appointment is set to begin in January, 2018 and is negotiable.

CCS website:    http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu

The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.