Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
The Director of Assessment and Institutional Research is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive institutional research program including the systematic collection, evaluation, and distribution of university data to provide a complete picture to guide decision-making and support institutional improvement, planning, and reaccreditation. The Director also administers the university’s student assessment program. Additionally, the Director will collaborate with campus data stewards to contribute to an institution-wide data strategy, supporting easy and appropriate access to data, and to assure data quality.
The Director for Institutional Research reports to the Assistant Provost.
Demonstrate an attitude and behaviors that supports the mission and core values of Academic Affairs and the university.
Establish, maintain, and distribute the university fact book of institutional indicators and standard reports.
Establish and administer a university process for preparing special reports in response to inquiries from university administrators, faculty, and staff.
Partner with Campus Technology Services to develop data architecture foundations such as data definitions and governance.
Support the university’s strategic planning process with institutional data to track progress toward strategic goals.
Assist the university community in conducting surveys using current survey software.
Provide institutional research support for the Higher Learning Commission and disciplinary accreditation applications and reports.
Administer the university’s programs to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness.
Provide assessment support to faculty and staff members at the course, program, and unit levels.
Lead professional development activities related to assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.
Provide support to the Provost, Assistant/Associate Provost, and Academic Affairs department for special projects and initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Clear track record of experience, particularly in the areas of reporting, decision support, and the ability to constantly improve processes and tools
Advanced computer skills including knowledge of database management statistical software packages and presentation software
Knowledge of database and reporting technologies including visualization tools such as Tableau
Demonstrated experience with quantitative and analytical skills including research design, survey methodology and statistical methods for data analysis
Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and present data in a meaningful and user-friendly manner
Demonstrated ability to use the Web to distribute data to end-users and work collaboratively across campus
Must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a community
Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information
Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.
About Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.
Employees of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Requirements
The School of Theatre at Oklahoma City University invites culturally and academically diverse applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Theatre.
The successful candidate will join our professional artistic community and teach within the BA Theatre and Performance curriculum. They will teach courses in an inventive program designed to develop reflective artists who will be innovators in their discipline and be able to manage themselves and others in the fast-evolving field of live performance, new media, and technical theatre arts.
Training for the BA Theatre and Performance program centers on culturally sensitive and globally aware interdisciplinary work ground in innovation, personal vision and the creative process in traditional venues and beyond. Duties include teaching core courses in devised, ensemble-based performance; serve as mentor to students and student performance ensembles; assist in forging and maintaining relationships with regional and international partners; assist in managing and facilitating study abroad opportunities; collaborating on the annual student capstone and BA Festival of New Works.
We are seeking applicants with experience in multiple areas such as: Directing or Producing New Works, Devising, Theatre for Social Change, Performance Theory and Practice, Arts Advocacy, Dramaturgy and/or Playwriting
Applicants should have significant professional experience as a theatre artist and a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students within a rigorous pre-professional training program. Faculty members are expected to be actively engaged in School of Theatre recruiting efforts both on-campus and at regional and national events.
Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; an exceptional record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong service contributions to the school, university, and relevant external professional organizations that serve the broader discipline’s communities. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the School's assessment program, and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the School and University. Additional information about the school can be found at http://www.okcu.edu/theatre .
School of Theatre
The School of Theatre offers comprehensive and diverse undergraduate focused programs with tracks in professional and applied theatre training. We offer a BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Production, and a BA in Theatre and Performance in a program that has gained a national reputation and currently has a steady population of over 220 majors. The School of Theatre is a part of the Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts which includes the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music. TheatreOCU is the School of Theatre’s producing arm, mounting four mainstage and 7-8 lab productions each season. Design and Production also supports the Opera & Musical Theatre program which produces three musicals and three operas each year. The school has partnerships with three local professional theatre companies: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Oklahoma City Ballet. The Design and Production area has been ranked in the Top 30 College Theatre Design/Tech programs by OnStage Blog for the past two years.
The School of Theatre prepares young theatre artists for a sustainable, professional life. Our faculty inspire undergraduate students in a rigorous, disciplined, and collaborative academic and production environment. Our program is grounded in the philosophy of putting theory into practice from the classroom to the stage to produce creative, culturally aware, and highly effective theatrical artists. More information on our programs and productions can be found at: www.okcu.edu/theatre