The Director of Assessment will report to the Associate Dean for Professional Programs in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The responsibilities are centered on advancing innovations in professional education, particularly focused on assessment. The successful candidate will have oversight of the development and management of assessment methodologies in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, and will assist the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) programs in developing their assessment processes. In the DVM curriculum this will include, but is not limited to, management of required Day One Core Competencies and their assessment through course assessments, milestones, development and management of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), development and management of workplace-based assessments in clinical years, maintenance of selected accreditation standards, and facilitation of faculty development in outcomes assessment. The successful candidate will work in association with other faculty, staff, and students, the Curriculum Committee, and the Office of Academic Affairs. The candidate will be expected to work with the Director of Assessment in the College of Medicine where synergies may be applied and is expected to teach in the College with a focus on development of clinical reasoning skills in the and its assessment through appropriate assessment methodologies. This individual will also work in tandem with the Curriculum Committee and Academic Affairs to provide direct faculty support in innovative and progressive teaching and assessment methodologies consistent with a competency-based curriculum. Membership on the Standards Committee, representation of the College on the University's Graduate Curriculum Committee, service as an ex-officio member of the DVM Curriculum Committee, and participation in other administrative duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Professional Programs is expected. This individual will be dedicated to providing broad educational faculty support and therefore, must demonstrate excellent collegial behavior and institutional citizenship.
September 12, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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Required: The candidate must have a strong understanding of and/or experience with current good practices in assessment in higher education that will allow them to support faculty in the development of consistent and progressive methods of outcomes assessment, as well as working toward overall CVM program evaluation. The successful candidate will articulate a vision for strengthening the educational program, including diversity and cultural competence, that is consistent with the mission of the College and University, and be able to contribute to the design of an innovative curriculum that moves beyond the norms of traditional veterinary medical education. A record of collegiality is essential.
Preferred: Experience in professional education of veterinary students or other professional students. A record of excellence in teaching and demonstrated interest in adopting. contemporary teaching approaches. Experience with LMS and data management platforms. Advanced training in Education, preferably at the doctoral level. Significant knowledge of professional education practices.
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a two-state, four-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park. The college annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.