To Infinity and Beyond! Designing a Sustainable Self-Study Process
SACSCOC 2021 Annual Meeting & Educational Excellence Expo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Texas Christian University
Assistant Director of Assessment and “the Best”
Texas A & M International University
Director of Academic Partnerships
December 6, 2021 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Preparing your institution for a SACSCOC’s Self-Study can be stressful for all stakeholders, especially if they are going through their first self-study together. This session demonstrates how leaders at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) developed, adjusted, and learned from their initial approach to streamline and create a more efficient process using technology to complete their SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report. Specifically, this presentation will highlight strengths and areas for growth in the university’s reporting processes, and how they are fine-tuning this model going forward into Reaffirmation and Beyond!
It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:
1. Identify your goals for completing your self-study keeping in mind your culture and make-up of your institution
2. Determine what specific timelines, processes, and return on investment of tasks your institution will gain from this process and backward design appropriately
3. Design a process that is sustainable, adaptable and can support future self-studies
Dr. David Allen, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Texas Christian University
Dr. David Allen joined Texas Christian University as Director of Institutional Effectiveness in May 2021. Prior to that he spent several years as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning at Texas A&M International University. David started his career in Oklahoma, teaching science at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. He then spent 12 years in large-scale educational assessment with Educational Testing Service (ETS) developing science assessments and in project leadership. David has 8 years of university-level assessment experience at two universities and has been an assistant professor of assessment. David received his Ph.D. in Education, School Improvement from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His undergraduate degrees are from Northeastern State University and Connors State College, both in Oklahoma.
Ms. Karol Batey, Assistant Director of Assessment and “the Best”, Texas A & M International University
Karol Batey is the Assistant Director of Assessment 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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