New Mexico State University’s lead instructional coordinator and assistant college professor of Instructional Innovation and Quality, Sharon Lalla, is featured in the January/February issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.
She received the Diversity Visionary Award for implementing a unique course, which identifies the best practices for faculty to put diversity into practice within online courses.
Read the full article at the NMSU Newscenter.
Posted on 2015-01-21 21:22:02 | Category: Recognition
Faculty and staff at New Mexico State University were honored December 4, 2014 for improving the quality of their online courses during the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) recognition and awards celebration. Go to IIQ Awards and Celebration to see the recipient list and slide show.
Posted on 2015-01-12 18:06:12 | Category: Special Event
Online Course Improvement Program
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:
- Peer Review of Online Courses
- Scholarships for Conferences
- OCIP Events
- Online Conference Access
- OCIP Resource Center
- Memberships in national organizations
The goals of OCIP are:
- Assist faculty in enhanced web course design and delivery while reducing student textbook costs.
- Provide faculty instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
- Facilitate participation in national digital content consortiums and relevant communities.
- Create and support a culture of quality for online courses taught at NMSU.
- 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.