Assistant Director of Clinical Experience and Assessment
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
Edgewood College seeking a part-time, (28 hours) Assistant Director of Clinical Experiences and Assessment. This position is responsible for supporting both the Director of Clinical and Associate Deans of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, managing
the field-based practicum program and the subsequent assessments for School of Education. This role involves continuous positive interaction with private and public schools serving as field sites for Edgewood College students.
- Provide leadership for the ongoing development of the clinical experience program for undergraduate and graduate licensing programs.
- Engage in partnership with practicum teachers and faculty members to ensure meaningful learning experiences in all field placements.
- Coordinate and maintain the placements for all pre-student teaching practicum and field experiences.
- Collaboration with the Director of Clinical Experience to develop positive relationships with public and private school administrators and teachers regarding student practicum placements and field experiences, including selecting and developing cooperating school-based personnel.
- Work with faculty to develop appropriate connections between community sites and settings for student practicum and other field-based learning and course content.
- Collect, process, and maintain both formative and summative assessments at mid- and end of semester checkpoints for all practicum students.
- Engage with students building strong professional relationships that model and teach the areas of dispositions necessary for successful teaching. Coach students regarding challenges and opportunities in field placements.
- Provide leadership for the implementation and maintenance of the candidate portfolio assessment system.
- Collaborate with professional core faculty to integrate portfolio concepts into core courses.
- Work with Edgewood College advisors and practicum placement personnel to coordinate students’ progression through their identified programs and maintain documentation of all certification students including successful transition assessments, Praxis scores, grade point averages, human relations requirements, portfolio reviews, and other college graduation requirements.
- Participate in Candidate Review Team meetings, maintain database of student interventions, and monitor progress toward those interventions.
- Participate as a member of the School of Education Assessment Committee, and contribute to the collection of internal assessment reports.
- Collect, coordinate, and distribute relevant data regarding student and program assessment. Prepare data for various reports to external audiences including annual reports to ETS (Educational Testing Service), the U.S. Department of Education (Title II), the Wisconsin DPI (Department of Public Instruction), and The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (Professional Education Data System).
- Attend SOE regular meetings and other meetings related to the position, which may include WDPI meetings, Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (WACTE), and others as determined by the Dean of the School of Education
Additional duties as assigned by the Dean.
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree preferred, in PK-12 Teacher Education, Higher Education Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Services, Secondary Education, or Education Research and Assessment
- At least three years of documented experience in teaching at the PK-12 education levels
- Experience in program evaluation and assessment
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Strong interpersonal skills that exhibit an ability to interact comfortably with colleagues and students.
- Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills to include handling multiple projects, meeting deadlines, attentiveness to detail and accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability in the use of technology to manage information, computer application skills necessary to maintain websites and databases with regard to program completers and other compliance reports.
- Ability to read and interpret laws, such as the administrative code in PI 34.
- Preferred: Familiarity of state statues and administrative rules related to licensure in order to serve as the College’s knowledge base related to all aspects of DPI compliance and maintain currency with the changing interpretations of PI-34.
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources – ADCE
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer