commitment not compliance

OUR Purpose

To serve as a resource and support for the assessment activities of the Arkansas Tech University community. 

Our Mission

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE) facilitates the collaborative culture of assessment and continuous improvement of Arkansas Tech University’s academic and administrative programs and services. By providing resources and technical expertise to assist in the systematic development, review, and collection of data, the OAIE guides the university in the reflective practices that lead to evidence-based decision making.

What we do

The OAIE works with all academic and non-academic programs and administrative units in assessment efforts institution-wide. The office consults with institution constituencies on assessment matters through educational workshops and trainings, chairs student learning and institutional effectiveness assessment committees, and administers the assessment software, WEAVE. The Office also coordinates program reviews, accreditation processes and academies, provides support  for program planning and revision; and assists with special projects. 

join the team

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness has the following positions open for the 2019-2020 academic school year. 

 

Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant for the OAIE reports to the Director of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness through the Assessment Specialist. This is 9-month position (August 2019 - May 2020) and is 20 hours per week, mostly weekdays with occasional evening or weekend hours, as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Graduate Assistant performs various duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with training and education in assessment practice for members of the university community
  • Assessment grant outcomes tracking and reporting
  • Assessment database management and user training
  • Creation of assessment training materials
  • Assessment report reviews through online assessment tools
  • Assistance with office initiatives (G2C, HLC, iPad instruction assessment, student organization assessment)
  • Research assistance for director

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ideal skills, knowledge, and abilities for the Graduate Assistant include:

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of student learning assessment or coursework in the teaching and learning process
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, information literacy, and time management skills
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated with excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively to complete work in a timely manner in the face of fluctuating workloads and competing priorities.

Qualifications and Remuneration:

The minimal requirements for a candidate seeking this assistantship opportunity is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, admittance to the Arkansas Tech University graduate school as a master’s degree seeking graduate student, and a background check. This position provides a monthly stipend and a tuition waiver for up to 18 hours of graduate credit for the academic year. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for all other tuition, fees, and living expenses.

How to Apply:

Submit your application through Handshake

 

STUDENT WORKER

The Student Worker for the OAIE reports to the Director of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness through the Assessment Specialist. This is a 12-month position from May 2019 through May 2020. This position works 12 hours per week, primarily weekdays; evening and weekend hours my occasionally be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Student Worker performs various duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining visualizations of assessment data
  • Analyzing, communicating, and presenting assessment reports
  • Assistance with database querying and data analysis
  • Providing assistance to the office staff
  • Completing special projects as assigned
  • Day to day office work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ideal skills, knowledge, and abilities for the Student Worker include:

  • Intermediate knowledge of business data analytics as demonstrated through coursework.
  • Ability to present abstract concepts and analyses in a meaningful way to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with diverse individuals, including students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a regular schedule, as well as effective management of personal files and activities.
  • Self-motivated with excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively to complete work in a timely manner in the face of fluctuating workloads and competing priorities.

Remuneration:

The Student Worker receives an hourly rate of $11, up to 12 hours per week.

How to Apply:

Submit your application through Handshake



CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT & INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Rothwell Hall, 454
106 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801
 (479) 880-4282
assessment@atu.edu