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Meet Our Partners Series—Building a Culture of Transparency through Strategic and Self-Study Planning

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Kristi Eck

Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Project Development

SUNY College at Oswego

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


AALHE Conference 2020

June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 PM 2:30 PM UTC


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. In this session, SUNY Oswego President’s Chief of Staff, Kristi Eck discusses how they chose AEFIS to transparently lead their strategic planning and self-study initiatives.


Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Project Development, SUNY College at Oswego

​As Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Project Development, Kristi's primary areas of focus include strategic planning, legislative affairs, and institutional-wide accreditation. Her key responsibilities include overseeing the annual performance tracking of the college’s strategic plan, managing state and federal government relations, and serving as the college's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and as the Co-Chair of SUNY Oswego's MSCHE Self-Study report. In addition, NPR member station WRVO, Public Media, licensed to the State University of New York, reports to Kristi. Prior to coming to SUNY Oswego in Fall 2013, Kristi was the Education Program Director for the Syracuse, NY chapter of Say Yes to Education. In that role, Kristi designed and implemented college access and retention programs in collaboration with Syracuse City School District leaders and partner colleges across Central New York.

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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