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Two finalists will interview Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 for Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation position

Two finalists for the position of director of institutional effectiveness & accreditation have been invited to the University of North Dakota for on-campus visits.

The director of institutional effectiveness & accreditation will provide leadership, vision and administrative oversight for assessing the University’s performance relative to its mission, vision, values and strategic goals, as well as advocate for excellence in accreditation and assessment efforts. Open interview sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 2, this week. The schedule is below, as well as biographical information provided by the finalists. More details can be found on the search website.

  • Jordan Orzoff, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, O’Kelly Hall, Room 343
  • Kerry Gregoryk, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, O’Kelly Hall, Room 343

Jordan Orzoff

Jordan Orzoff earned his Ph.D., in psychology at the University of Minnesota, specializing in the industrial/organizational field, with a doctoral minor in statistics. His research interests were in exploring race and gender stereotype-driven differences in training and learning outcomes, human factors engineering, and the use of factor analysis and structural equation modeling to validate self-reported assessments. As a graduate student, he acquired considerable consulting experience as a researcher in areas as diverse as employee culture surveys, age discrimination law, public school teacher in-service training, and community integration for people with disabilities.

For the past two decades, Orzoff has worked for several institutions in accreditation, institutional research, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, institutional review boards, oversight, state and federal reporting, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training, academic policy development, interprofessional education, and implementation of analytics technology for planning and evaluation purposes.

Much of his career was spent at the University of Minnesota, but he has also worked for a community college, private liberal arts school, graduate health professions school, and distance learning institution.

As a faculty member, Orzoff has taught courses in psychology, statistics, research methods, and program evaluation. His research on interprofessional education assessment, entrustable professional activities, and assessment of graduate education has been published in journals, including the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Academic Medicine, the Journal of Allied Health, and Assessment Update.

Kerry Gregoryk

Kerry Gregoryk holds a Ph.D., in education from North Dakota State University, and is currently the director for institutional effectiveness and planning at Valley City State University, where she has also served as a distance learning director, curriculum materials developer, instructional design team member, tenured faculty member and division chair. She was a member of the writing team for three Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation reviews, one in Iowa, and serves as VCSU’s HLC assurance system and data update coordinator. VCSU’s recent successful reaccreditation in 2021 affirmed her successful direction of assessment efforts and development toward a culture of assessment and data-informed decision-making, including increasing co-curricular assessment in student affairs and athletics areas and maximized implementation and utilization of the SPOL system for assessment, program reviews, and credentialing.

Gregoryk worked at Des Moines University as the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and was on many influential committees, including the deans council. There she implemented a peer evaluation and medical educator program for faculty, encouraging faculty to improve their teaching skills in a non-intimidating process while supporting peers in the same effort.

Gregoryk lives in rural Barnes County with her husband and has two adult daughters and a son-in-law.