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Meet Our Partners Series: Riding the Wave of Assessment Success

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Ms. Karol Batey, Assessment Specialist and “the Best”, Texas A&M International University
Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

Drexel Assessment Conference 2020

September 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM 4:30 PM ET

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 session will focus on Texas A&M International University’s new assessment process in 2019-2020, after an isolating and difficult assessment approach in the past. Using methodology from “stakeholder participation” adapted from the critical theory of communication in organizations and the work of University of Colorado professor Stanley Deetz, this session unpacks the collaborative design of an assessment management system that supports stakeholder engagement in continuous improvement efforts. Data from program assessment and stakeholder feedback will be shared in this interactive discussion. As a result of these efforts, faculty are motivated to use data and actively participate in continuous improvement planning and research on teaching and learning. In addition, assessment professionals spend more time analyzing data and working with faculty on improvement plans versus searching for and manually unpacking data from across campus.

Presenters

Ms. Karol Batey, Assessment Specialist and “the Best”, Texas A&M International University

Karol Batey is the Assessment Specialist at Texas A&M International University. Karol has 12 years of experience within education and state government as well as three years of experience working with SACSCOC Accreditation and University Assessment at Texas A&M International University. She has a rich theater background both in front of the stage and behind. She brings this creativity to the art of assessment as well as to community theatre in great state of Texas.

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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