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Active Learning Lab (ALL) Series—Designing Your Comprehensive Learner Record Blueprint with AEFIS

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Dr. Christopher Davis

Vice President of Academic Services and Quality

University of Maryland Global Campus

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


November 18, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 3:00 PM EST


AEFIS Active Learning Lab or ALL workshop series is a participant-driven, hands-on experience for users who want to learn how to more efficiently implement assessment processes and solutions on their campuses using AEFIS. ALL offers all-inclusive sessions on selected topics where attendees can learn and build solutions specific to their institution or program via a backward-design approach. Using the Edcamp Model “unconference” delivery, this active learning experience focuses on what partners need to know and want to put into action on their campuses tomorrow.

This particular lab is an active teaching session to help you design a blueprint for Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) using your already successful assessment planning process as a foundation with practical solutions to support institutional effectiveness reporting. CLR is a dynamic verifiable portfolio of student learning outcomes linked to skills gleaned from learning in courses, co-curricular experiences, student employment, prior learning experiences, first-year experiences, internships, and more. Having data organized by outcomes enables students to reflect on their strengths and areas of improvement, identify their skills and begin to tell their own stories to potential employers with verified evidence vs. traditional resumes that are subjective. But, involving faculty and students in this shift is key to moving forward an initiative that provides achievement data by skills and outcomes versus grades and attendance at events.

Learning Outcomes

1. Determine how CLR will fit within your mission and vision

2. Reflect on your current assessment process to identify how you can start a CLR initiative within these best practices

3. Determine key stakeholders who can advocate and lead with you

4. Design a blueprint with a timeline and milestones for your institution

Check out this pre-read to this session— Case Study with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Dr. Christopher Davis, Vice President of Academic Services and Quality, University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Chris Davis serves as Vice President of Academic Services and Quality at the University of Maryland Global Campus. In over two decades in higher education he has served in a variety of leadership and faculty roles at multiple universities in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. He started his career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Baker College in Michigan in 1997. He joined the faculty at Baker full-time a year later and moved into administration first as a Dean and then as system Director for Effective Teaching and Learning and later becoming Director of Assessment. In 2008, he joined National Louis University in Chicago at Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. Joining Colorado Technical University in 2011, he served as Vice Provost with responsibility for online faculty and later supervised doctoral programs. He became Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Western International University in 2014, and later became Provost, and then President during the teach-out of the university until it closed March 1, 2019. Dr. Davis served as a Higher Learning Commission peer reviewer for 15 years and has been a Middle States Commission for Higher Education reviewer since 2020.

Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Academic Partnerships at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years experience in higher education teaching, curriculum design, assessment and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where she designed the real-time assessment process for the newly implemented competency-driven doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as Director of Assessment and Strategic Partnerships at the College of Education. Here she redesigned their assessment process and managed over a million dollars in grants. Suzanne has led successful self-studies and re-accreditation efforts for the doctor of pharmacy and teacher and leader education programs. She is a proud member of the team who successfully received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2019 Award for Excellence in Assessment. Suzanne was invited to present her research and development of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to IMS Global at the 2018 Learning Analytics Summit, 2019 IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit and was a finalist for Learning Impact Awards at the Leadership Institute in May 2019. She received the USciences 2018 Founder’s Day Award for Innovation and has presented at AALHE (2018, 2019, 2020), Drexel Assessment Conference (2018, 2019, 2020), IUPUI (2018, 2019, 2020), AACP (2019) as well as regional assessment conferences, and the Competency-Based Education Network (2019, 2020).

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