Invitation to apply to OCIP

One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr+)

Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +). This is a 16-month fellowship that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September. 

New2Online Program

Applications are also being taken for the New2Online Program.  This is a 10-month program that assists faculty who want to move their current face-to-face course to a blended or online format. The New2Online cohort of participants will learn how to use Canvas as their learning management system, design a blended or online course following Quality Matters best practices, establish content on Canvas, and participate in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

For full information and access to the application for either program, please visit the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) website at

If you have questions, please contact Miley Grandjean at or call 575-646-5492.

Posted on 2016-07-12 12:54:07 | Category: Uncategorized

MSW 520 Social Work Practice Gets QM Recognized

Congrats to Wanda Whittlesay-Jeroome for getting her MSW 520 Social Work Practice I course QM recognized

Posted on 2016-05-18 09:52:05 | Category: Uncategorized

More OCIP News

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. It expands on services currently available through the Teaching Academy and Instructional Innovation and Quality.

Professional Development Programs

Services provided by OCIP

OCIP provides NMSU faculty with the following professional development services:


The goals of OCIP are:

  1. Assist faculty in enhanced web course design and delivery while reducing student textbook costs.
  2. Provide faculty instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
  3. Facilitate participation in national digital content consortiums and relevant communities.
  4. Create and support a culture of quality for online courses taught at NMSU.
  5. Develop a scalable, customized professional development model.

The following documents provide data on the events, attendance, faculty participation, and additional information on the overall impact of the larger OCIP program and 1Yr+, which is a targeted professional development program. Both quantitative and qualitative data inform the findings.