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Divisional Director of Institutional Effectiveness

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Work type: Regular
Location: West LA Campus
Categories: Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Director/Executive/Management

Divisional Director of Institutional Effectiveness

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) Education Division and the Seaver College Teacher Preparation Program are seeking an experienced and dynamic education professional to lead their accreditation and program assessment efforts.  The Director will provide leadership, in cooperation with Seaver College and GSEP faculty, the Associate Dean’s office and the program directors in Education Programs, both at Seaver College and GSEP, in the further design and development of the University’s overall assessment program with a priority given to academic assessment. The Director will assist in the development of systems to gather for Education Programs at Seaver College and GSEP needed data using Watermark, will assist in gathering unit-wide and program-specific data, and will be involved in the analysis of data and other information in order for the Education Programs to function more effectively and meet its mission and learning outcomes. The Director will also serve as the accreditation liaison with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) to help meet accreditation requirements. In addition, the Director will perform support services for the Education academic departments at Seaver College and GSEP; work on various committees; and engage in a program of professional development, scholarship, and research. Candidates should have a strong commitment to educational access, equity, and diversity, including the ability to work effectively with underserved, non-traditional, and underprepared college students. The University is committed to fostering a global perspective.


  • Collaborate with university academic units, including Seaver College Education program, in research and assessment of student success.
  • Support strategic planning to improve educational delivery and enhance student learning for both GSEP and Seaver College Education programs.
  • For the purposes of WSCUC accreditation, coordinate and assist Department Chairs in developing annual program assessments and the subsequent review process by the Assessment Committee.
  • Work collaboratively with Department Chairs and faculty to review and revise Program Learning Objectives and measurement and assessment practices for programs offered by the Division of Education.
  • Develop or use an existing, comprehensive assessment system centered on evidence of student learning outcomes in academic programs.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and expertise for program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and research efforts within the university.
  • Act as a liaison in assessment and accreditation efforts with Pepperdine’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE).
  • Offer development, oversight, and monitoring of the collection of multiple departmental assessment data for evaluation, accountability, and accreditation of programs and faculty.
  • Engage with and ensure that distance-learning initiatives have appropriate approvals on an ongoing basis.
  • For Education programs at Seaver College and GSEP, maintain ongoing relationship with CCTC personnel through work on the Board of Institutional Reviewers (BIR) and representing Pepperdine at CCTC accreditation meetings.
  • Lead all efforts to monitor, assess and review accreditation of teacher preparation programs at Seaver College and GSEP, submitting all reports to CCTC in a timely manner.
  • Lead all efforts to monitor, assess and review administrative credential accreditation of the division’s credential programs.
  • For Education programs at Seaver College and GSEP, serve as Watermark administrator that includes establishing Watermark accounts, establishing data collection processes, maintaining data collection, analyzing data, and generating reports as needed.
  • Oversee the collection and management of all teacher candidate clinical experience evaluation data completed by Mentor Teachers (MTs) and University Field Supervisors (UFSs) on Watermark. For Education programs at Seaver College and GSEP, this entails construction of evaluation instruments and rubrics; communication with MTs and UFSs; troubleshooting; and ensuring all evaluations is completed.
  • Assist in the construction and storage of an Induction Individual Development Plan (IDS) for each teaching credential graduate as mandated by the CCTC.
  • For Education programs at Seaver College and GSEP, oversee the entire edTPA process including providing instructional sessions at each of Pepperdine’s campuses; responding to questions; communicating with candidates and professors; troubleshooting; supervising the formation, submission, scoring, and storage of Signature Assignments on Watermark; and assisting with upload.
  • Advise the Associate Dean on accreditation efforts and progress; prepare annual federal and accreditation reports; collaborate with the coordinator of educational assessment in collecting and analyzing data in support of accreditation; working with program faculty to support their assessment efforts.
  • Serve as a resource for Education program faculty at Seaver College and GSEP, and provide training as needed
  • Pursue continuing professional development and/or research related to assessment, research methods, or a related field.
  • Engage collegially and professionally with Education program faculty and staff at Seaver College and GSEP.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Terminal degree, preferably a doctorate, in research evaluation or related area from appropriately accredited institution. Five (5) years of full time experience in institutional research, educational evaluation, or related work. Demonstrated success in leading and developing assessment and research programs. Experience in institutional research, educational evaluation, or related field. Highly developed written and oral communications skills (including presentations and briefings) and an aptitude in report writing. Understanding of and appreciation for liberal arts education, teacher preparation, and administrative accreditation processes.

Preferred: Record of successful research and publication and/or experience in the field. Strong analytical skills and proficiency in the use of statistical analyses and packages (i.e. SAS, SPSS, etc.) as well as technology systems (e.g., Live Text, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and educational technology). Familiarity with accreditation standards and processes, including the Council for the Accreditation of Education Programs (CAEP),CCTC, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission (WSCUC).

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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