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Meet Our Partners Series: “Planning for a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)”

IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit 2021

Steven Hawks, Director of Undergraduate Assessment, University of Minnesota
Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

March 1, 2021 @ 5:00 PM 5:45 PM EST

Photo Credit: UMN Twin Cities Campus


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 implementation of Comprehensive Learner Record; who needs to be involved, what data needs to be collected and included, and the process and strategy for moving a CLR initiative ahead at a large R1 university. In addition, Steven will discuss how data collected for the CLR will also be used for continuous improvement efforts including HLC accreditation self-study reporting.

Key Takeaways

  1. Identify strategies for beginning a CLR initiative at your institution
  2. Determine what stakeholders need to be involved and ways to engage them in the process
  3. Design a blueprint with key components, instruments and timeline for rolling out your CLR initiative


Steven Hawks, Director of Undergraduate Assessment, University of Minnesota

Steven Hawks serves as a campus-wide resource on undergraduate assessment and works with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop, implement, and coordinate assessment efforts of undergraduate student learning outcomes across the undergraduate experience. He also is responsible for compliance with accreditation criteria on assessment of student learning, and is the institutional representative for undergraduate SERU (Student Experience in the Research University) survey. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Steve served as the Assistant Director of Assessment at Kansas State University.

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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