040.1 Director of Institutional Assessment and Research

Created by: Pat Teague on 08/16/2001
Category: 0 - General Administration; 40 - Planning/Research
 
Originator: Academic Administration
Current File: 040.1
Adoption Date: 09/25/2012
Reviewed for Currency: 09/25/2012
 
Replaces File: 040.1
Date of Origin: 05/21/1986
 
Classification: Faculty
 
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040.1 Director of Institutional Assessment and Research

 

A. Background

Important to the planning process for the University is a facilitator to coordinate gathering of information for assessment and decision-making.

 

B. Policy

The Director of Institutional Assessment and Research is an officer of the administration responsible for directing institutional research as a support vehicle for management and assessment.

 

C. Guidelines

1. The Director of Institutional Assessment and Research is appointed by and directly responsible to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

2. The position requires knowledge and experience in assessment and research as well as skills as an administrator.

3. The Director of Institutional Assessment and Research is expected to:

a. disseminate information to administration, faculty and students in support of decision-making, including salary and retention information by rank, gender, and race for both faculty and staff;

b. provide research and decision-making support to the Enrollment Division;

c. coordinate assessment efforts and serve as internal consultant to departments;

d. coordinate providing accurate and up-to-date information on Furman to federal and state agencies, college guides, and other outside requests for University-wide information;

e. serve as accreditation liaison officer to SACS Commission on Colleges;

f. supply senior administration, faculty and Board of Trustees with accurate and up-to-date information on peer institutions;

g. serve as primary contact for the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium; and

h. maintain Policies and Procedures.

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