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Lightning Talk Series: “Transition to a Continuous Learner Record During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Success Story”

IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit 2021

Dr. Andrew Wolf, Director for Educational Effectiveness, and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, University of Rochester
Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

March 1, 2021 @ 10:30 AM 11:30 AM EST

Credit: UofR School of Nursing

Description

Lightning Talks are short, targeted presentations that provide insight into best practices, challenges, and successes in assessment. Listen in as some of the greatest minds and thought leaders share authentic assessment processes, continuous improvement stories, and innovative approaches toward lifelong learning and student success.

As a holistic approach to learning, a comprehensive learner record (CLR) is a catalyst to connect classroom learning to the world beyond the campus. CLR is a portfolio providing a dynamic assessment of student learning across curricular and co-curricular experiences. CLR provides a “digital wallet” for learners to share competencies, skills, and expertise. CLR data can also be used to track learner success across a curriculum, provide targeted supports, and improve
academic programs. Launching a CLR initiative takes time, teamwork, and targeted alignment of resources. This session will provide insight into how the University of Rochester School of Nursing is implementing CLR to provide rich evidence of academic achievement for students, employers, and institutions to communicate the value of education and inform continuous improvement.

Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Identify how CLR can be used as a holistic tool assessing competencies

Learning Outcome 2: Enhance students’ active engagement in learning across curricula

Learning Outcome 3: Identify lessons learned from the early stages of implementing a CLR

Presenters

Dr. Andrew Wolf, Director for Educational Effectiveness, and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, University of Rochester

Andrew Wolf is the Director for Educational Effectiveness, and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Dr. Wolf supports the School’s educational mission through assessment and innovation focused on improving student learning. He also coordinates accreditation activities and has served on evaluation teams for Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Dr. Wolf continues to teach graduate students in an interprofessional health professions education program, and nursing programs.

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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