Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has hired Dr. Jamie B. Slater to be assistant provost for institutional effectiveness, assessment and sponsored research.
“Dr. Slater has the combination of education, skills and experience that will certainly support the university’s efforts to measure our success in the areas of student learning and to ensure that we are using our human and fiscal resources effectively and efficiently,” said Dr. Brenda Allen, provost. “She has been a tenured professor and has spent the past 14 years directing the offices of institutional research and assessment at three institutions. We are just delighted that she is joining our staff and know she will have a positive influence on our goals and objectives.”
The assistant provost for institutional effectiveness, assessment and sponsored research is responsible for a variety of university-wide assessment projects and supports faculty and staff training in the use of assessment measures. The position also coordinates academic program reviews and is responsible for reporting data to government agencies, as well as coordinating research necessary to support institutional planning and decision-making. The assistant provost serves as the university liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and provides leadership for all accreditation-related activities.
Slater had served as director of institutional research and assessment at Queens University in Charlotte since 2008. There she led Queen’s reaffirmation of accreditation and developed processes to strengthen the role of assessment in strategic planning. Previously, she served as director of organizational research and assessment at Central Michigan University and as director of institutional and community research at Lake Michigan College.
Slater spent 10 years as an assistant professor, instructor and lecturer in the department of business and economics at Manchester College. She then moved to Indiana Wesleyan University where she was assistant dean for academic services and assistant director for curriculum.
She also served as chair of the graduate studies in business for the division of extended studies at Indiana Institute of Technology.
A graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. degree in marketing, Slater earned her master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and her doctorate of education in educational administration from Ball State University.