Director of Curriculum Management & Course Evaluation at Christopher Newport University

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:

Working Title:

Director of Curriculum Management & Course Evaluation

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Sensitive Position:


Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority:


Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an "official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities." A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel:


Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is a "designated position" meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position:


Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position:

The position is responsible for facilitating the approval of academic programs and other required changes through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, managing the curriculum approval process, coordinating faculty course evaluation surveys, and producing the annual undergraduate catalog.

Work Tasks:

1. Curriculum Management: Manage academic curriculum approval process for all graduate and undergraduate course proposals (approximately 200+ annually) from proposal initiation through specific departmental, college, and relevant committee levels culminating in Curriculum Review Committee and Provost-level approval or denial. Conduct research regarding curriculum proposals on behalf of Curriculum Review Committee and Office of the Provost. Maintain accurate database of all Writing Intensive courses including each certification and re-certification date. Maintain accurate database of all courses that have not been offered by academic departments in the past three years and facilitate deletion of courses, as appropriate. Serve as liaison from Office of the Provost to Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, prepare documents for committee review, maintain curriculum website, maintain accurate curriculum proposal workflow document, develop and update curriculum forms.

2. SCHEV Program Policy Liaison:
Research complex SCHEV program policy standards on behalf of academic departments, colleges and the Office of the Provost. Collaborate with SCHEV staff to ensure approval of CNU program proposals, including Neuroscience and MFinA proposals as well as academic department name changes. Communicate proactively with academic units regarding SCHEV expectations and preferences.

3. IDEA Course Evaluation Survey Management:
Manage distribution of approximately 48,000 individual student course evaluations annually, including approximately 2,000 courses annually. Facilitate course survey selections, upload relevant data to IDEA / Campus Labs platform, create separate survey administrations for long and short form surveys, communicate with faculty and students regarding survey availability, response rates and deadlines, and serve as Campus Labs and IDEA liaison. Conduct research and answer questions regarding the survey administration for Provost, Faculty Senate, academic department chairs, academic deans, and IDEA Survey Support Committee. Work with IT Services to implement Campus Labs platform and proactively troubleshoot technology issues. Coordinate campus-wide marketing of survey completion dates each semester.

4. Undergraduate Catalog Production:
Produce Christopher Newport University Undergraduate Catalog annually using Adobe InDesign software. Coordinate with university offices and academic departments to update content. Update academic information as curriculum approvals are communicated. Provide multiple proofs to ensure accuracy. Proofread, publish, and distribute document.

5. Assessment Liaison:
Serve as Assessment Liaison for Office of the Provost. Coordinate data collection and write report, with other members of the Provost's Office Assessment Committee.

6. Academic Standing Committee Coordination:
Work with Faculty Senate and Office of the Provost to facilitate election and appointments of academic standing committees annually.

7. This position is designated as a "responsible employee" who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

8. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the "Student's First" value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

9. Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.· Report unsafe work conditions to your supervisor.· Immediately report work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Knowledge of common statistical software (SAS or compatible); Proven research skills including ability to gather, evaluate, and synthesize complex sets of data from various sources and present information in a clear and cohesive manner; Knowledge of data base design and management; Skilled in working effectively with wide variety of constituencies at all levels; Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication and editing skills; Detail oriented, creative, inquisitive, persistent and self-motivated; Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and liaisons with various constituencies; Ability and willingness to work in a fast paced, collaborative team environment on multiple projects under tight deadlines; Strong information management and report writing skills; Ability to respond quickly, accurately, comprehensively, and cogently to requests for data and analysis; Ability to help create and work within a team; Ability to organize and manage resources; and, Strong service orientation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

Ability to understand and work within the university system; and High technical skills in survey design, implementation, and analysis, including web-based survey methodologies, database design and skills to interpret data.

Required Education:

Must have a Master's Degree, or Bachelor's Degree and experience which equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Education:

Training in survey design methodology; and Proficiency with standard statistical techniques such as regression analysis, chi-square testing, and analysis of variance.

Experience Required:

Experience securing data and writing comprehensive reports for university administration; Demonstrated leadership experience and group facilitation skills; Experience with complex databases and database management; and, Experience preparing reports using research and other data.

Experience Preferred:

Experience working with institutional research in a college or university environment; Demonstrated experience generating reports and research; Experience working with student evaluation software; Progressively responsible experience and demonstrated involvement in the policy setting aspects of higher education administration; and, Strong technical expertise in data warehousing, data mining, and client-server applications.

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience - great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on March 19, 2023.Applications received after 11:59PM EST on March 19, 2023, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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