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Meet Our Partners Series—Leveraging Academic and Unit Program Review in Service of Your Middle States Self Study

MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference


Dr. Amy Svirsky

Learning Assessment Specialist


Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


December 15, 2021 @ 12:30 PM 1:00 PM EST


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.

Having a vision for your assessment process is key but putting that vision into action is where the rubber hits the road. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is deeply involved in designing a regular cadence for program review, which includes academic and non-academic units. As a takeaway from their last Middle States visit, RPI committed to a plan and process for the assessment of their non-academic units. Leading the way is the Archer Center, which is a leadership development center for students. Listen in as community member Amy Svirsky shares her institution’s approach to collecting assessment across RPI and how these data are informing their Middle States self-study.


Dr. Amy Svirsky, Learning Assessment Specialist, Rensselaer

I am currently the Learning Assessment Specialist at Rensselaer where I am responsible for all learning assessment activities Institute-wide. I am an entrepreneurial Program Manager and have played a key role on teams with diverse stakeholders, facilitating successful completion of tasks while meeting critical deadlines. I also have extensive professional development experience developing workshops and presentations for adults. I am skilled in the theory and practice of adult learning. I have excellent facilitation skills and am a consensus builder. I am intellectually flexible, with demonstrated analytic, research, and communication skills. I am experienced in program evaluation, using quantitative and qualitative strategies.

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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