Lightning Talk Series—“Reinventing Course Evaluations As Assessments for Continuous Improvement”
AEFIS Academy Community Event
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Texas Christian University
Director of Academic Partnerships
AALHE Conference 2020
June 9, 2020 @ 12:45 PM – 1:00 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. David Allen provides insight into the longitudinal assessment of course evaluations. Discussion provided methods of distribution along with whether or not to incentivize student course evaluations. Some feedback from live participants included Dr. Alicia Dorsey from Texas A&M (in College Station), who stated that their Faculty Senate actually passed a resolution that incentives cannot be used in any way. Listen for more insights!
Dr. David Allen, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Texas Christian University
Dr. David Allen joined Texas Christian University as Director of Institutional Effectiveness in May 2021. Prior to that he spent several years as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning at Texas A&M International University. David started his career in Oklahoma, teaching science at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. He then spent 12 years in large-scale educational assessment with Educational Testing Service (ETS) developing science assessments and in project leadership. David has 8 years of university-level assessment experience at two universities and has been an assistant professor of assessment. David received his Ph.D. in Education, School Improvement from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His undergraduate degrees are from Northeastern State University and Connors State College, both in Oklahoma.
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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