Assessment Coordinator

College of Education
40 Hours per week
July 01, 2016

NOTE:  Pending Budget Approval for 2016-2017


The position of Assessment Coordinator includes primary commitment to implement and supervise the assessment plan of the College of Education under the leadership of the Dean of the College of Education.


Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education (COE) provides on-going, faculty-based evaluation for improving the quality of all the COE Programs and ensuring that outcomes achieved are consistent with the mission and goals of COE and CIU.  Although assessment, as well as the accreditation process, is the responsibility of virtually every member of the University community, the function of the Assessment Coordinator is to be involved closely in the assessment process, primarily by managing—and eventually directing—the College of Education assessment, accreditation and licensure activities. These duties will include such activities as organizing the process with timelines, conducting constituent surveys, compiling information, providing an information database, collecting and entering data, completing files, analyzing statistics, providing feedback and information to the unit and programs for evaluative decision making, developing rubrics and charts, writing reports, testing, making modifications to assessments and the assessment process, attending meetings, keeping minutes and records, working with advisory council and stakeholders, keeping abreast of changes to standards, meeting with faculty and candidates, creating and revising course schedules and forms, working as a team with faculty to organize periodic events for prospective students and candidates and performing other related duties as required. Ultimately, the information gathered will be used to strengthen the College of Education programs by examining and revising: (1) the alignment of instruction and curriculum with CIU, professional, state and institutional standards; (2) the efficacy of courses, field experiences, and programs and (3) candidates’ attainment of dispositions, content knowledge and demonstration of teaching and leading that leads to student learning.

The development of students is at the heart of the purpose of the College of Education.  All members of the education team are called upon to embody and to implement CIU’s purpose and mission, To Know Him and To Make Him Known, as well as the educational philosophy of the College of Education and its conceptual framework. The College of Education focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. This is accomplished by facilitating student growth in biblical knowledge, spiritual maturity, ministry orientation and the professional skills necessary for service in a variety of cultural contexts.


  • Organize, manage and complete timeline projects over multiple-year periods

  • Work effectively with colleagues

  • Use excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Prepare professional reports and presentations

  • Use information technology at a high level, including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Foster student spiritual growth, ministry skills and personal development through modeling and mentoring

  • Knowledge of educational language, processes and purpose

  • Capacity for researching, designing and completing accreditation tasks

  • Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, presenting and using data

  • Use of computers for word processing, charts, database, electronic spreadsheet, presentation software, Internet, publishing, electronic portfolios and formatting

  • Ability to set and keep long-term and short-term deadlines

  • Attention to detail for grammar, taking minutes and organizing time and files

  • Utmost confidentiality, promptness and openness for constructive comments

  • Pleasant, helpful manner of working with people

  • Flexible, consistent and even-tempered personality

  • Professional ability, dress and manner

  • Accredited master’s degree in education, preferably with curriculum or assessment emphasis

  • Previous experience with grant or technical writing

  • Familiarity with standards-based assessment principles

  • Familiarity with national, state, ACSI and PK-12 education standards

  • Previous PK-12 or higher education teaching experience

  • Cross-cultural experience

Jeffrey Wheeler

Jeff Wheeler
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(803) 807-5005

Jeffrey B. Wheeler serves as vice president at Columbia International University, overseeing the offices of Enrollment Management and Corporate Marketing & Communications. He also assists the university president as ministry coordinator. He is the retired president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® in the Carolinas.

Wheeler began his real estate career in 1976 with Tom Jenkins Realty in Columbia, S.C. and in 1988 he became a partner and president of the company. From 2004-2007 he served as chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC  headquartered in New Jersey. In 2007, he returned to Columbia and his previous position at Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in the Carolinas.

In 1998, Wheeler sold his interest in the company and served for five years as the minister of education and administration at Shandon Baptist Church, one of the largest Baptist churches in South Carolina. While at Shandon, he introduced several new ministries and helped lead a major capital campaign.

Wheeler graduated from the University of South Carolina and has served on numerous civic and community boards including Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Oliver Gospel Mission. He is an accomplished speaker and author of “The Best of Both, Practical Lessons on Life and Leadership.”

Jenny Tansil

Graphic Artist & Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5719

Jenny Tansil came to CIU in 1994 to study and has been here ever since! Starting as a part-time employee in the CIU Extension office, Jenny is now a Graphic Artist and Technical Assistant for the Center of Educational Innovation and Development. She works closely with professors to help design themes for their course materials. Jenny loves reading, sewing, and remodeling homes (she’s remodeled an 88-year-old home before!), but can live without paperwork…especially when it involves filling out forms via the internet!


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