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Meet Our Partners Series— “A Tale of Two Cousins: The Intersection of The Arts & Assessment”

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Ms. Dana Scott

Associate Professor; Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, East Falls Campus

Thomas Jefferson University

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


January 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 2:30 PM EST

Credit: Dana Scott, Thomas Jefferson University


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 event will focus on the connection of the Arts and the work of assessment professionals. Specifically, the event will drill down into the art of giving good feedback, ways to quantify qualitative assessment across disciplines, and digitizing these processes using technology.

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Identify strategies to receive and reflect on feedback to improve assessment processes

2. Identify ways to quantify qualitative assessment across disciplines

3. Apply strategies to your own assessment processes in your course or program


Ms. Dana Scott, Associate Professor; Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, East Falls Campus, Thomas Jefferson University

Dana Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working in the Philadelphia area. Her work, ranging from photography to installation, focuses on translations of natural form based in aesthetics, exploration and composition. Her pedagogy focuses on Foundation Studies, including Design and Design Thinking, as well as Educational Assessment. She is currently the Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus, and an Assistant Professor in the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce. Her teaching history includes 2D and 3D Design, Drawing, Art History, Design Thinking and First Year Seminar courses. Dana has exhibited her work internationally, and presented on a variety of topics at assessment conferences, including the Assessment Institute at IUPUI and the Drexel Assessment Conference.

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).

Event Info & On-Demand Recording

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