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Microcredentials for Authentic Lifelong Learning at Johns Hopkins University

IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit 2021


Dr. Chadia Abras

Director of Institutional Assessment

Johns Hopkins University

Rita D'Aoust

Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning

Johns Hopkins University

Khusro Kidwai

Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Johns Hopkins University

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


March 3, 2021 @ 2:30 PM 3:00 PM EST


Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is an effective way to transmit knowledge, skills, and abilities earned by learners to employers. On top of its traditional renowned programs, Johns Hopkins University offers Continuing Education Unit (CEU) programs for adult learners. AEFIS is the leading ed-tech company that empowers authentic lifelong learning. Using AEFIS end-to-end CLR student life design platform, Johns Hopkins University provides learners with evidence of their skills and achievements explicit and shareable to employers. Participants of this session will see the AEFIS CLR Learner Dashboard which provides all of the resources learners need to connect with coaches, review their skills, and organize their stories. Learners can share their assertions in full or in part with employers. AEFIS CLR—the first of its kind compliant with the IMS Global JSON standard—is accessible to learners in real-time and shareable to other platforms that can ingest the structured data.


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. 

Rita D'Aoust, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning, Johns Hopkins University

Khusro Kidwai, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, Johns Hopkins 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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