Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0070 / Academic Program Review Splst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Within the Provost's Office of Assessment and Academic Program Review, provides professional planning, coordination, and development for all institutional academic program reviews in support of the University's mission to provide quality degree programs to students. Serves as the primary point-of-contact for constituents across the University to plan, coordinate, implement, and finalize academic program reviews, to include conducting introductory orientations, guiding participants throughout the process, monitoring document submissions, ensuring timeliness of data collection, analyzing data and synthesizing findings, compiling reports, and presenting findings to senior leaders, deans, department chairs, and other key constituents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, coordinates and implements comprehensive academic program reviews for all degree programs across the institution in accordance with Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation requirements; works directly with degree programs undergoing review to assist with preparations for the review process, monitoring progress throughout the review cycle, and presenting findings to key constituents.
  2. Serves as a primary point-of-contact for all parties engaged in an academic program review, including internal and external constituents, deans, department chairs, the Provost and the Provost's leadership and administrative team.
  3. Coordinates all activities pertaining to the completion of academic program reviews, to include scheduling introductory orientation meetings and program review dates, reserving external review team lodging, compiling itineraries and data packets, providing training and guidance to review participants, scheduling events, and handling all communications pertaining to the review.
  4. Monitors the collection of academic program review data, to include utilizing digital repositories and archives, managing confidential and sensitive review data, monitoring timeliness and quality of document submissions, and other related activities.
  5. Assists with data preparation and analysis and participates in synthesizing findings from academic program reviews that contribute to institutional strategic planning; distributes and presents findings to academic leaders and administrators.
  6. Manages budget and procurement activities related to academic program reviews, to include purchasing lodging and administering reimbursements and compensation for reviewers and obtaining supplies and marketing materials.
  7. Participates in the preparation of institutional accreditation as a representative of the Office of Assessment.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of academic program review methodologies, practices, and principles.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement management principles and practices.
  • Advanced research, analytical, critical thinking, and report writing skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective training materials to faculty and staff within area of professional specialty.
  • Database management skills.
  • Knowledge of web page development and website maintenance.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/13/2021