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Director of Assessment and Accreditation

TITLE: Apply Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Office of the Provost
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 08-28-2023
REPORTS TO: Associate Provost for Academic Administration

The Director of Assessment and Accreditation (as determined by experience and qualifications) is a 12-month appointment in support of the Office of the Provost. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities can require occasional evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will:
•possess an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount.
•be in genuine agreement with the University's Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.
•think critically, recognize trends, and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators.

The Director of Assessment and Accreditation should possess excellent organizational skills and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects to meet deadlines. The candidate will perform other related duties as required and deemed appropriate in support of the Office of the Provost and will serve as a member of university committees as assigned. General areas of oversight include accreditation, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, university policy, and compliance. The Director of Assessment and Accreditation works closely with the Office of Institutional Research.


• Plans, implements, monitors, analyzes, and evaluates comprehensive and coordinated assessment, accreditation, and reporting efforts for the institution.

•Coordinates and provides leadership of the activities necessary for institutional reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

• Ensures and maintains institutional accreditation, through compiling and analysis of academic data and programs.

• Monitors and assures compliance with accreditation standards and maintenance of documentation to prepare university accreditation and compliance reports.
•Coordinates and leads the writing and preparation of all institutional reports prepared in support of regional accreditation, including aiding in the preparation of substantive change applications.
•Maintains familiarity with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and requirements for compliance.
•Manages institutional accreditation activities to include site team visits, and resources for site teams.
•Provides accreditation compliance training and consultation to university officials and ensures the university adheres to any recommendations.

• Responsible for performing complex analysis for assessment and accreditation data.
•Manages software for accreditation reporting.
•Consults with Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Coordinators on the development and assessment of student learning and program outcomes.
•Coordinates the timely submission and collection of institutional effectiveness plans and results reports for all academic programs and support services units.
•Collaborate and provide support for programs seeking or holding specialized accreditation.

• Oversees academic and administrative unit assessments measured by SACSCOC and university specific standards and ensures adherence to any recommendations.
•Works in collaboration with program area faculty to develop and implement assessment instruments and plans that improve the quality of academic programs and services.
•Evaluates academic policy in consideration of accreditation requirements.
•Eligible for faculty appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: •A master's degree in higher education leadership, statistics, computer science, or related field is required. A doctorate and 4-5 years higher education experience preferred.
•Knowledge of, and experience with, the accreditation process (SACS preferred).
•Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of assessment, program evaluation, and research methods.
•Understanding of institutional research, purpose and methods.
•Understanding of best practices and research in higher education.
•Experience in non-profit, Christian higher education preferred.
•Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and
•Christian higher education specifically.
•Evidence of successful decision making in a collaborative environment and proven ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced innovative environment.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: January 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreeable date

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and copies of unofficial transcripts by December 1, 2023, for full consideration. Applications after that date will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Applications are available at and should be submitted electronically to:

Office of the Provost
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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