Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Fresenai Afeworki

Fresenai Afeworki is a Research and Assessment Assistant for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) at Syracuse University. He focuses on the Assessment of Academic Program, Co-Curricular and Functional Areas and the Undergraduate Shared Competencies. As a member of the IEA Assessment Working Team, he evaluates the university assessment framework, analyses how faculty and staff are engaged in assessment activities to develop meaningful support and recognition opportunities. In the area of shared competency, he works in mapping program-level student learning outcomes for each undergraduate major and stand-alone minor to the University’s six competencies, facilitates evidence collection for the assessment pilot, and participates in benchmarking activities.

Previously, Fresenai worked as a school counselor at a high school and then served as lead researcher at the Research and Documentation Center (RDC) in Eritrea in developing character and values education curriculum for Eritrean high schools. Fresenai is a recipient of the prestigious Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) from the Open Society Foundation in 2017, and an Excellence Award from Eritrea Institute of Technology for his valuable contribution in impacting positive community change.

Fresenai received his BA in Educational Psychology from Eritrea Institute of Technology and MS in Educational Leadership and CAS in Instructional Design Foundations from Syracuse University.


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