You’re Invited! AEFIS Academy 2.0 Launch Event


When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Where: Online Event – Register and attend at AEFIS Academy
Who: All are invited, join AEFIS Academy for FREE!

It’s All About the Community!

We loved connecting in person at your campuses, at conferences, and chatting over coffee. But when COVID-19 hit, these connection hubs went away and we were sent home.

We know we are better together and AEFIS Academy 2.0 brings us together as a community, to share stories, best practices and to determine new ways of doing things!

AEFIS Academy 2.0 was born because of leaders like you who wanted to remain connected and needed features like the ones you’ll experience in our new site!

Thank you to these innovators in particular, who shared their authentic feedback and intentional design to develop AEFIS Academy 2.0. We are honored to have these academic leaders present to share their insights on what community means to them:

Dr. Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Texas A&M University
Dr. Myk Garn, Asst. Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models at Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Mike Rudolph, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Kentucky
Dr. Jane Marie Souza, Associate Provost for Academic Administration, University of Rochester
Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus

Can’t be there in person? No worries!

This is an interactive discussion online with a live audience. We will have audience engagement activities including questions. This event will also be available afterward on-demand at AEFIS Academy 2.0.

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Discussion

Join the conversation, contribute, ask questions, and explore with everyone! It’s Your Community!

It's Your Academy. Help us improve it!

AEFIS Academy 2.0 Beta is developed by our community, for our community! This is our collaborative space and we want everyone to help build the best Academy— because our community deserves it! Your feedback is vital to the continued growth and improvement of our center for communities of practice.
Let’s do awesome things, together!

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