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Change Agents in a Digital World—Supporting Students in the New Normal

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Presenters

Shuktara Das

Director of Analysis and Implementation

Montgomery County Community College

Dr. Colin Suchland

Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology

Lincoln Land Community College

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships

AEFIS

May 17 @ 1:00 PM 2:00 PM EDT

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Description

When it comes to supporting students, higher ed has made tremendous strides in providing equitable access to instruction and resources to support student learning and transferability. Generally, accessibility can be considered a prerequisite to validity, such as with testing, where a score interpretation is justifiable for a particular purpose (Roelofs, 2019). Having access means students know how to employ meaningful educational experiences to self-direct their learning and even prepare for their future using existing preparation and experiences. Presenters will share strategies for making learning accessible for all students by highlighting their approaches to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and assessment of high-impact practices.

Presenters

Shuktara Das, Director of Analysis and Implementation, Montgomery County Community College

Shuktara handles data collection and analysis functions. She has stepped into the institutional research role, recently, in September 2021. Prior to joining institutional research, she taught as adjunct faculty of Communication Studies, at Montgomery County Community College, Lasalle University and Rutgers University. At Montgomery County Community College through her primary role as well as participation in the Educational Effectiveness committee, she has been involved in various projects to improve learning outcomes, student engagement and persistence. She also is closely involved with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.

Dr. Colin Suchland, Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology, Lincoln Land Community College

Dr. Colin E. Suchland holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a tenured professor at Lincoln Land Community College, he has served as President of the Faculty Senate and (now) Chair of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Team. Suchland’s academic interests include critical pedagogy, digital media studies, generational studies, social inequalities, and urban communities. He is a proud member of the American Sociological Association, the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. He also is the recipient of an AEFIS Partner Award for his role in piloting new assessment processes at LLCC in the past three years. A frequent conference presenter and keynote speaker at regional and national symposiums, Suchland has a passion for higher education and his undergraduate students. He has been a full-time college instructor for more than a decade, receiving extensive training in online course design. A working print and digital journalist for many years, Suchland continues to apply photojournalistic skills to his primary research.

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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