Assistant Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement
Summary: Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development this position plays a key role in providing assessment, quality improvement, and educational development including but not limited to: institutional and program assessment, course and faculty evaluations, institutional data analysis and reporting, and curriculum analysis and evaluation. Consults with and provides assistance to WVSOM colleagues on designing, implementing and analyzing assessment methodologies. In the absence of the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, this person oversees the following departmental functions: institutional accreditation; institutional data repository; statistical services; institutional reporting; educational development and medical education innovations; and the Office of National Boards and Exam Center.
General Duties and Responsibilities
Provides management and analysis of academic data to support academic planning, academic program assessment, and both internal and external reporting. Internal and external reporting will include but not be limited to data from both quantitative and qualitative sources.
Provides direction for curriculum evaluation and assessment, specifically for educational outcomes, educational evaluation methods, competencies tracking, and curriculum review processes. Primarily concerned with the improvement of learning outcomes from year one through residency years by setting up appropriate accountability systems.
Supports program development and evaluation for both undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Manages the system for student feedback on: program, courses, and faculty teaching performance.
Provide oversight and guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators working directly with academic performance assessment and curriculum evaluation, directing initiatives to improve both assessment and evaluation strategies.
Consults with and provides assistance to other WVSOM departments on institutional and program assessment, training on assessment, implementation, and quality improvement.
Provides support to the Institutional Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committee.
Develops and monitors plans for continuous quality improvement.
Provides leadership in designing and using evaluation data in implementing program improvement.
Facilitate, develop, and institute innovative programs and methods to aid outcomes analysis and quality improvement
Report to and work closely with the Associate Dean and other appropriate leaders to facilitate strategic changes to enhance and improve medical education based on outcomes data and analysis.
Provide leadership and oversight to the mapping and expression of institutional competencies and outcomes.
Coordinates and actively participates in the New Faculty Orientation program and provides close mentorship to new faculty during their first year.
Consults with department chairs, Associate and Assistant Deans, and appropriate committees regarding faculty development needs.
Conducts an annual needs assessment with all stakeholders (e.g. faculty, preceptors, Regional Assistant Deans, etc.)
Conduct and or assist with Statewide Campus faculty development as needed.
Monitors national developments in health professions education, in order to recommend implementation of new and innovative curricular programs and assessment strategies and methods to the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, to assure that WVSOM maintains a “cutting edge” educational program.
Conducts appropriate educational research.
Other Job Responsibilities
Stays current in the field of teaching, learning, and assessment, maintaining a personal scholarly agenda, including regular research, publications, and/or appropriate national-level presentations in the field of faculty development and assessment.
May assist with the administrative management and oversight for institutional accreditation; institutional data repository; statistical services; institutional reporting; faculty development, medical education; educational development and medical education innovations; and the Office of National Boards and Exam Center.
Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development and others on curriculum, assessment, research, and osteopathic medical education initiatives.
Will conduct quality assurance of institutional and academic data.
Actively involved in institutional meetings, which may include the WVSOM Curriculum Committee, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, or other WVSOM or MSOPTI committees as elected, appointed or directed.
Represents WVSOM in state, regional and national activities.
Teaches and facilitates in the curriculum as requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position: This is a full time faculty position (state funded), within the Office of Assessment and Educational Development and is exempt for FLSA provisions regarding overtime. There is an excellent state benefits package including relocation. Salary and faculty rank is commensurate with education and experience. Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Some travel including overnight travel is required.
Application: Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://careers.wvsom.edu/postings/2718 Applications are considered confidential. The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks.
WVSOM Community: WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Travel Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.
Education and Experience: Successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Educational Measurement or other related fields or a DO/MD with a degree in an education related field. Experience in educational assessment and in medical education is desired. A combination of education and recent and relevant experience may also be considered.
Internal Number: ADAQI
About West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine offers an outstanding medical education. WVSOM is an innovative, cutting-edge college located in a beautiful mountain town. A great education and a stunning location - truly the best of both worlds!
WVSOM has been ranked by U.S.News & World Report magazine in its "Top Graduate Schools" issue every year since 1998. Our high-tech campus offers amazing facilities and the latest technologically advanced medical teaching tools. We provide exceptional training and produce outstanding graduates.
Osteopathic Medical Education provides everything you need to become a fully competent physician, plus a little more - an approach to practicing medicine that focuses on the whole person. DOs (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) receive training that prepares them to go on to any field of practice they choose, anywhere in the country. Additionally, DOs focus on holistic, preventive medicine.