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Lightning Talk Series—“General Education Success”

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Dr. Kate Oswald Wilkins

Director of Assessment & Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning

Messiah College

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


AALHE Conference 2020

June 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 1:15 PM UTC


Lightning Presentations are delivered by some of the greatest minds and leaders in assessment, continuous improvement, learner success and accreditation. These snapshot presentations highlight a variety of current assessment practices, successes and challenges in higher education. Listen in as assessment leaders share their advice, tips and insights. You may just find something you can adopt at your university.
In this session, Dr. Kate Oswald-Wilkins describes the shift of manual paper-based general education assessment to a more automated process that includes feedback loops, use of disaggregated data by student attributes in real-time to inform specific improvement areas, and that enabled a 99% response rate in collecting general education data across the university using AEFIS.


Dr. Kate Oswald Wilkins, Director of Assessment & Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning, Messiah College

  Dr. Kate Oswald Wilkins serves as the Director of Assessment and Assistant Dean of General Education at Messiah College. As Director of Assessment for the college, Dr. Oswald Wilkins chairs the assessment of student learning committee, coordinates institutional assessment efforts, and works with department chairs, program directors, and deans to improve assessment efforts. As Assistant Dean of General Education, she oversees the delivery and assessment of the general education curriculum for the undergraduate curriculum. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Bowling Green State University, and she has presented on assessment of student learning at Drexel’s Assessment Conference (2018, 2019), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2018), the Indiana University Assessment Institute (2018), AALHE (2016-2018), and AAC&U's conference on general education and assessment (2014).

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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