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Microcredentials for Authentic Lifelong Learning at Johns Hopkins University

AALHE 11th Annual Conference

Presenters

Dr. Chadia Abras

Director of Institutional Assessment

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Janet Schreck

Associate Vice Provost for Education & Accreditation Liaison Officer

Johns Hopkins University

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships

AEFIS

June 10, 2021 @ 2:30 PM 3:15 PM EDT

Description

Higher education is seeing a major shift in program and knowledge delivery. Learning is no longer confined to seat time or number of credit hours. Instead, evidence of knowledge, skills and abilities derive from many sources, including life experiences, non-credit offerings, and informal interactions. New technologies are making it possible to track evidence of KSAs throughout the learner’s life learning journey. In this session, we will present how Johns Hopkins University is using AEFIS end-to-end CLR platform, to expand learners’ skills recognition, and employability through a lifelong learning multi-disciplinary pilot project. This highlights how programs, activities and experiences are linked to competencies and authentic assessments making learners’ skills explicit and shareable with employers. Participants will see JHU / CLR Learner Dashboard and its resources for lifelong learning. Additionally, participants will experience how learners are able to share their assertions, credentials and badges on social media, with employers and other stakeholders.

Presenters

Dr. Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University

Chadia Abras, Ph.D. joined the Provost’s Office in July 2019 as Johns Hopkins University’s inaugural Director of Institutional Assessment.  In this role, Dr. Abras collaborates with a variety of institutional stakeholders to support quality student learning by assisting academic programs in developing and refining assessment plans, meeting the goals of defined learning outcomes, and encouraging a culture of learner-centered education.  She plays a key role in ensuring ongoing compliance with standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education by promoting institutional effectiveness and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.  Dr. Abras will lead implementation of the University’s first shared Assessment Management System (AMS) as her first major project.  She will also serve as the lead for the SMS users group and a key contributor to the University Council for Learning Assessment. 

Dr. Janet Schreck, Associate Vice Provost for Education & Accreditation Liaison Officer, Johns Hopkins University

Janet Simon Schreck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP joined Johns Hopkins University in December 2015 as the its Assistant Vice Provost for Education.  Dr. Schreck is responsible for collaborating with the Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Education and a broad cross-section of the campus community to improve undergraduate and graduate education and providing oversight for academic compliance.  Dr. Schreck serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, chairs the University Committee on Learning Assessment, and serves as senior staff to the Second Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE2). A licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a focus on neurogenic disorders in adults, Dr. Schreck has published multiple articles and delivered numerous national presentations on the topics of cognitive-communication changes associated with typical aging as well as screening, assessment, and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders associated with dementia. Before joining Johns Hopkins University in the Provost’s Office, Dr. Schreck served as a full-time clinical faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Loyola University Maryland where she taught a number of undergraduate, graduate, and clinical practicum courses.  She also served as the Executive Director of the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC), Loyola’s interdisciplinary training clinic where she created an administrative environment that facilitated state-of-the art training for students in four academic disciplines across two schools while simultaneously providing affordable, quality allied health and education services to more than 4,000 clients annually.

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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