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UT Health Director, Education and Assessment- School of Dentistry in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Director, Education and Assessment- School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 210002WL

Director, Education and Assessment - School of Dentistry

Position Summary

UT Health’s School of Dentistry is seeking an enthusiastic Director of Education and Assessment to oversee the direction, design, and support of academic and administrative program reviews and related activities that demonstrate educational effectiveness. The data driven Director will lead the assessment, accreditation and strategic plan metrics for the university. The Director will be responsible for developing a strong culture of assessment to improve student learning, including activities related to regional and state accreditation, the oversight of discipline-specific accreditation, and the implementation and assessment of the QEP and strategic plan metrics. Additionally, the Director will manage all software and platforms for assessment, accreditation, faculty reporting, and strategic planning.

The ideal candidate must be a collaborative, self-starter who has a passion for successful student outcomes and a strong foundation in curriculum assessment competencies

Position Key Accountabilities

  1. Oversees the school’s curriculum management plan and delivery of its curriculum.

  2. Develops and oversees a coordinated process for measurement of student learning outcomes across all academic programs, schools and departments consistent with the expectations of the Commission on Dental education (CODA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  3. Plans and offers appropriate development related to assessment of student learning outcomes for the school, departments, faculty and staff.

  4. Prepares annual reports for the school on institutional effectiveness, oversees student evaluation of courses, faculty evaluations, and serves as evaluator for educational programs/projects.

  5. Supports continuous academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and improvement of student learning through consultation with the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs.

  6. Works with the Advanced Education Program Directors to support the ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs for all Residency programs.

  7. Provides strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures.

  8. Records, stores, manages, and disseminates confidential and sensitive assessment data, as appropriate.

  9. Collects, reports, analyzes, and disseminates institutional, administrative, and student data; uses data to drive process improvement and business efficiency. Reports and disseminates data to the school, institution, and university community, as well as to external agencies to meet mandated reporting requirements at the state and federal levels. Complies and analyzes data for ongoing programmatic evaluation and prepares required external reports.

  10. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Strong project management skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Good working knowledge of management information systems, word processing, database and spreadsheet applications required.

Minimum Education

Master’s Degree

Minimum Experience

Five (5) years of related experience in academic affairs, educational assessment or related areas.

Physical Requirements

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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