The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) seeks an experienced professional to lead the institution in sustaining a campus-wide culture in which assessment is understood, valued, and used for continuous improvement. As an increasingly diverse community of student and faculty scholars and staff, UCA is committed to evaluating and measuring for improvement its commitments to academic integrity, integrity, and diversity (AVID), the core values that animate its institutional life.
Oversees administration of UCA’s assessment software systems (Blue by eXplorance and Taskstream and Aqua by Watermark).
The Learning Systems Administrator will be responsible for working collaboratively with the staff of Center for Teaching and Learning to support the daily operations and goals of the Center and the strategic initiatives of the University. The person in this position will also work closely with the Office of Information Technology adhering to their policies and practices to provide, administer, and resolve technical issues with instructional software and systems.
This requires the individual to understand how the systems work, what data and reporting are available, how and what changes need to be communicated, and how to effectively test and manage new features. The primary systems include Canvas, Blue Explorance, and Webex.
As the key resource in the Registrar’s Office, this position is in charge of providing academic records services to students, faculty, and staff, including the management of customer support services, academic record maintenance, and the administration of the university’s online Student Teaching Effectiveness Survey system, including the following Teaching Effectiveness Survey Administration
Administer and support the semester Student Teaching Effectiveness Survey in Blue, work closely with the schools and college on the preparation of the courses to be surveyed, build the semester survey in the Blue system, and setup and distribute teaching effectiveness survey results to the faculty, school deans, and the provostâs office.
Collaborate with ITS and eXplorance (survey vendor) as needed to ensure a smooth and successful teaching effective survey experience for students and faculty, including troubleshooting and resolving of issues.
Serve as a training resource to colleagues in the schools and college on Blue.
Keep up-to-date on changes and enhancements to Blue, recommend enhancements as appropriate, and work closely with ITS and eXplorance to test enhancements and upgrades
Work with the Associate University Registrar and University Registrar to present new functionality to the Provostâs Office to ensure buy-in and understanding prior to implementation
This position exercises broadly defined discretion and independent judgment to create, provide, and advance information systems and services affecting many levels and areas of the university. This position serves as overall Technical Project Manager for WSU’s course evaluation system, eXplorance Blue. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, allocating resources, planning and specifying projects, assigning and scheduling work, managing day-to-day operations, responding to computing system emergencies, and continuous improvement of performance.
Academic Affairs is seeking to hire a Functional Analyst to support the faculty electronic CV (eCV) [PeopleSoft] and student course evaluation [Explorance Blue] applications. The Functional Analyst will work with HR, IT, faculty, and staff in the Office of the Provost to improve the functionality of the eCV so it consistently meets the needs of faculty and academic administrators.
In addition, the Functional Analyst is responsible for setting up the student course surveys at the beginning of each term and working with IT and/or the vendor to troubleshoot and resolve any issues that require escalation.
Educational Technologies Support Assistant
Provide support to CPI and to the university’s teaching staff with respect to the Learning Management System (LMS), the online Blue course evaluation system, and other related educational technology tools, and more.
National Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Hybrid Learning
Plan, manage, and support the implementation of system-wide assessment of student learning and education
operations, surveys, analysis and academic reports, and more. Prefer familiarity with Blue survey tool and Bluepulse.