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Meet Our Partners Series: A Data-Driven Approach to Cultivating a Sustainable Institutional Assessment Process

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Dr. Reid Kisling, Vice President of Student Development, Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer, Western Seminary
Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 PM 3:00 PM EDT


Learn about best practices and winning assessment strategies from our expert users and VIPs⁠—Very Important Partners! Get a chance to have thought leadership discussions with these amazing colleagues and exchange battle stories from the field.

This particular session will focus on the changing roles in higher education assessment and instructional technology, the procurement process for making a case for assessment management and the data needed to support the need to digitize curriculum and assessment processes at an institution.


Dr. Reid Kisling, Vice President of Student Development, Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer, Western Seminary

Dr. Reid Kisling has broad experience in higher education and nonprofit leadership. Higher education administrative expertise includes student services and enrollment unit leadership, enrollment unit review, information technology unit oversight and planning, enterprise planning software development, institutional effectiveness planning, business process review, tuition revenue projections and enrollment planning oversight. Nonprofit leadership includes governance, budget and resource development, and mission and vision execution. Faculty teaching experience in graduate research methods, intercultural leadership and education, undergraduate first-year seminar, enrollment management, and nonprofit management. He has authored several articles on the strategic enrollment planning process as well as student lifecycle management and presented at the AACRAO SEM conference and other conferences on such topics as enrollment planning, leadership development and succession planning, creating readiness for change, and creating self-advising systems for students. 

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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56 Attendees
3 Katie Burr, Associate Director of Assessment, University of Georgia
5 Alaa Alshraa, Quality and Academic Accreditation Unit Manager, Al-Ghad International Health Sciences Colleges
7 Katie Busby, Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, University of Mississippi
8 Steven Hawks, Director of Undergraduate Assessment, University of Minnesota
9 Doriane Feinstein, Client Success Specialist, AEFIS
11 Amy Svirsky, Learning Assessment Specialist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
12 Judith Stoddard, Director, Institution Research. Provost, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
13 Christa Smith, Academic Effectiveness Analysis, Washburn University
15 Jake Morrow, Curriculum and Assessment Manager, Florida Polytechnic Institute
17 Lauren Webb, Higher Education Administration & Research, Community College of Rhode Island
18 Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
20 Umit Topacan, Senior Software Engineer, AEFIS
21 Adam Atacan, Employee Success Consultant, AEFIS
22 Christopher Dreisbach, Director of the MS in Organizational Leadership, Johns Hopkins University
24 Terry Barmann, Executive Director. Institutional Effectiveness, Arapahoe Community College
25 Esad Esgin, Technical Director of Product, AEFIS
26 Muhammet Unal, Product Support Engineer, AEFIS
27 Elisabeth Pallia, Sr. Instructional Technologist, Johns Hopkins University
33 Gail Schneider Childs, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, College of Dentistry
35 Kayla Payne, Director of Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation, Clemson University
36 Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University
38 Brian Flynn, Employee Success Manager, AEFIS
39 Yan Cooksey, Associate Director of Assessment, Southern Methodist University
40 Reid Kisling, Vice President of Student Development, Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer, Western Seminary
41 David Drew, Marketing Coordinator, AEFIS
43 Erica Waldorf, Director of Client Onboarding, AEFIS
45 Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS
47 Josephine Seddon, Director of Educational Effectiveness, University of Rochester
48 Kallie Rogers, Client Success Coordinator, AEFIS
49 Jenny Green, Accountability & Assessment Coordinator, SUNY Brockport
51 Vitalii Yakubenko, Developer & Project Leader, AEFIS Academy
53 Ramona Hyman, Assistant Vice Present of Faculty Development, Oakwood University
56 Mike Rudolph, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Kentucky


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