Faculty Save the Date!
Quality Matters SW Regional Conference, “The Landscape of Quality”
Santa Fe, NM
April 24 and April 25, 2014
Deadline for proposals is February 15, 2014.
For more information about this Quality Matters conference, contact Sharon Lalla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 2014-01-27 18:49:18 | Category: Quality Matter
Congratulations to Sandra Johnson, an Instructional Consultant for Instructional Innovation & Quality (IIQ) here at NMSU, who received the 2013 ISTE/NMSTE award – Making IT Happen. This award is awarded to individuals who:
- Apply available technology now
- Move forward and don’t look back
- See students as real people
- Teach through relationships and are inspiring, encouraging and nurturing
- Recognize that further change is necessary but understand that it is a process
- Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element in technology integration
- Expect success
- Motivate through awareness and access to information
For additional information or questions about this outstanding program, email email@example.com.
Posted on 2013-12-10 17:11:10 | Category: Uncategorized
Congratulations to Krista Kozel and Ali Ahmed, both Instructors at Dona Ana Community College (DACC), and Mike DeMers and Sharon Lalla, Instructors at NMSU, for their courses successfully passing a Quality Matters (QM) Course Review. They are all participants of the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) from Distance Education.
A group of staff members from Instructional Innovation & Quality (IIQ) (among other departments from NMSU) headed up to Albuquerque last week to present and attend sessions at the annual New Mexico Technology in Education Conference (NMTIE http://nmtie.net/2013-conference) on November 13-15, 2013. NMTIE focuses on the use of technology, communications and information resources related to improving instruction, research and administration.
Congratulations to Kerry Forsythe, a Web Developer, and Sandra Johnson, an Instructional Consultant, on winning a Best Presentation Award for their “iPad Accessibility” presentation!
Below is a list of the additional IIQ NM TIE conference presentations.
For more information on NMTIE, visit nmtie.net, for information related to the workshops presented, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tim Strasser, Instructional Consultant – Enhancing the Canvas LMS Experience with 3rd Party Tools
- Susana Venegas, Web Developer; Susan Bussmann, Director of IIQ – Decoding QR
- Robbie Grant, Instructional Consultant; Sandra Johnson – Canvas, Course Home Pages and Quality
- Susan Bussmann, Kerry Forsythe, Miley Grandjean, and Susana Venegas – iPad OS 7.0 Basics (Pre-Conference Workshop)
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.