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Meet Our Partners Series—”Agile Wayfinding: Combining Innovation and Assessment at University of Maryland Global Campus”

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Presenters

Dr. Christopher Davis

Vice President of Academic Quality

University of Maryland Global Campus

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships

AEFIS

May 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 2:45 PM EDT

Description

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 Agile wayfinding and its purpose in institutional planning and assessment processes. University of Maryland Global Campus has a long history of evaluating innovation and using results to guide the next steps. More recently, assessment of student learning has been added to an academic planning process that includes program review, academic scorecards, and external data on labor and competitive markets. This integrated planning process provides faculty and administrators with a comprehensive view of an academic program. Learn how you can apply this approach at your institution.

Key Takeaways

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

1. Learn the six steps of the agile wayfinding process for planning and innovation.
2. Discover how the agile wayfinding process has been implemented at the University of Maryland Global Campus.
3. Determine how to use the agile wayfinding process in your own institution.

Presenters

Dr. Christopher Davis, Vice President of Academic Quality, University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Chris Davis serves as Vice President of Academic Quality at the University of Maryland Global Campus. In over two decades in higher education he has served in a variety of leadership and faculty roles at multiple universities in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. He started his career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Baker College in Michigan in 1997. He joined the faculty at Baker full-time a year later and moved into administration first as a Dean and then as system Director for Effective Teaching and Learning and later becoming Director of Assessment. In 2008, he joined National Louis University in Chicago at Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. Joining Colorado Technical University in 2011, he served as Vice Provost with responsibility for online faculty and later supervised doctoral programs. He became Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Western International University in 2014, and later became Provost, and then President during the teach-out of the university until it closed March 1, 2019. Dr. Davis served as a Higher Learning Commission peer reviewer for 15 years and has been a Middle States Commission for Higher Education reviewer since 2020.

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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Photo Credit: University of Maryland Global Campus


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