Welcome to AEFIS Academy 2.0 Beta!

Welcome to AEFIS Academy 2.0 Beta!  A brand new way to connect and interact with academic leaders from across the country in one place. 

AEFIS Academy is your center for communities of practice, where you can LEARN. TEACH. COLLABORATE. INNOVATE. among the greatest minds and thoughts leaders in authentic assessment for learning, student success, skills recognition and lifelong learning. Here’s our way of inviting you to join us through this story of our humble beginnings & what’s driving us to do things differently and why! Our journey to AEFIS Academy begins with you…

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Welcome to AEFIS Academy 2.0 Beta!

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Here is what’s driving us to do it and why…