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Meet Our Partners Series—Surviving & Thriving: Texas A&M University’s Improved Self Study Process for the SACSCOC Decennial Report

SACSCOC 2021 Annual Meeting & Educational Excellence Expo


Dr. Alicia Dorsey

Associate Vice President for Academic Effectiveness & Planning; SACSCOC Liaison

Texas A & M University-College Station

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


December 3, 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.

Leading effectiveness and improvement initiatives at any institution take a clear vision, collaboration, and an innovative plan. Dr. Alicia Dorsey successfully led Texas A&M University through the completion of their SACSCOC Deciennal Report in fall 2021. In the true spirit of collaboration and partnership, she and her team helped usher in a new process to digitally deliver a self-study to their accreditation reviewers—sharing feedback to improve the efficiency and user experience of AEFIS Accreditation & Self Study Solution for other institutions in both the SACSCOC region as well as other accreditation bodies. In this session, we will hear about Texas A&M’s approach, timeline, and ingenuity in not only surviving their self-study but thriving forward into a new era of institutional effectiveness that increases efficiencies and decision-making power.


Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Associate Vice President for Academic Effectiveness & Planning; SACSCOC Liaison, Texas A & M University-College Station

Dr. Alicia Dorsey is the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas A&M University with 20 years of experience in higher education in program development and assessment (including at two comprehensive, separately accredited health science centers).  In her current role, she supports and facilitates ongoing assessment at the course, program, college, and university-wide levels in collaboration with assessment consultants within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation.  She serves as the primary point of contact for the implementation of AEFIS to facilitate the reimagining of integrated assessment efforts across the university. She also oversees the development of the SACSCOC compliance certification and the QEP assessment 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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