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Meet Our Partners Series—Manageability and Sustainability: Curating Resources for Today’s Assessment Professionals

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Joseph Hawk

Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation

Drexel University

Manny Sanchez

Manager of Operations

Drexel University

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


July 22, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 2:30 PM EDT


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.

Assessment professionals need to stick together when it comes to sharing best practices resources to managing and sustaining processes for assessment in their division, unit, or institution-wide. This session will focus on “Manageability and Sustainability: The Cornerstone of Institutional Assessment” the theme of this year’s Drexel Assessment Conference and a call to action for all folks who are “keepers of assessment” who have success stories to tell about assessment and improvement at their institution. Together we will discuss, our commitment to academic quality, and acknowledge that the quality of the student academic experience must be the driver behind all assessment and accreditation activities.


Joseph Hawk, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Drexel University

I am an experienced higher education administrator with a passion for asking questions and using data and research to guide improvement. I work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop and fine-tune institutional effectiveness systems, including assessment of student learning outcomes, general education, and program review. One of the most rewarding aspects of my current role is the opportunity to serve as a campus "consultant" by providing guidance and resources to program directors and unit leads, and empowering them to conduct meaningful assessment of their programs.

Manny Sanchez, Manager of Operations, Drexel University

Manny Sanchez is a seasoned Assessment and Accreditation professional with experience at state and private universities. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration and is currently, he is the Manager of Operations for Assessment and Accreditation at Drexel University. He has worked extensively with faculty and staff on teams pursuing both regional and programmatic accreditation. He has also worked with non-academic units to create and implement their unit goals, assessment plans, and cycles. He is one of the co-chairs of the annual assessment conference and the assessment liaison committee as well as serving on a sub-committee to implement Drexel's new strategic plan.

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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