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Associate Dean - QA&IE






QA&IE Deanship


Master's or Ph.D. in Educational Assessment, Quality Assurance, or a relevant field.

Dean of QA&IE

Reporting to

5+ years of experience, including managing accreditation processes and leading teams in higher education.




- Advanced knowledge of program evaluation methodologies.
- Familiarity with quality assurance standards in education.



- Experience in managing accreditation processes.
- Strong project management skills.
- Ability to analyze complex data sets and generate meaningful reports.
- Excellent team management and collaboration skills.


Chair the University Committee for Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness:

  • Collaborating with college quality assurance and programs effectiveness committees to elevate academic programs through national and international accreditation efforts.

Accreditation Management and Support:

  • Accreditation Oversight: Support GMU and all its academic programs through the entire accreditation lifecycle, engaging with both the national accreditation by the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA) and international accreditation.

  • Documentation and Record Keeping: Efficiently manage records of accreditation approvals and cycles to guarantee the prompt assembly and submission of necessary documents.

  • Benchmarking and Performance Measurement: Collaboratively work with program leaders to set benchmarks and devise measurement tools to evaluate performance relative to accreditation standards.

  • Material Development for Accreditation Reviews: Play a key role in developing submission documents and materials for accreditation reviews, providing critical support to academic departments through the drafting, reviewing, and editing of self-study documents to ensure compliance.

  • Internal Audit Coordination: Schedule and oversee internal audits of university programs, ensuring adherence to accreditation standards and promoting quality enhancement initiatives.

  • Tools for Accreditation and Evaluation: Design and implement analytical tools to monitor data critical for report generation and operational indicators, aiming to refine the accreditation and evaluation process.

  • Annual Accreditation Plan: Annually curate a detailed plan for accreditation review activities, detailing implementation strategies, timelines, success metrics, responsibilities, and follow-up actions.

  • Integration of Accreditation Requirements: Guarantee that accreditation standards are seamlessly integrated into both planning and evaluation processes, ensuring consistent compliance.

  • Review and Compliance Analysis: Conduct thorough reviews of self-study reports, course files, and program effectiveness reports to ascertain alignment with accreditation criteria.

  • Knowledge Sharing and Progress Monitoring: Share insights from external program reviews to enrich future accreditation efforts and diligently track academic department progress in addressing accreditation feedback, maintaining accurate records of compliance and improvement actions.

Strategic and Operational Planning:

  • Strategic Planning Leadership: Spearhead the development of the University's five-year strategic plan, actively engaging in the periodic evaluation of progress towards established goals and objectives.

  • Operational Planning and Alignment: Guide the formulation of annual operational plans, ensuring they are in harmony with the University's overarching strategic aims and adhere to national educational benchmarks. Regularly evaluate and enhance operational efficiency. Initiate and oversee adjustments based on these evaluations.

Risk Management:

  • Comprehensive Risk Management: Construct and uphold an all-encompassing risk management framework, pinpointing potential threats to institutional integrity and efficacy while devising appropriate countermeasures.

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