Quality in Online Education Conference

The NMSU Quality Matters System hosted a conference concerning quality in online education, March 10, 2017.  See the presentation topics and find the recording links on the agenda page.



Quality in Online Education Conference

The first Quality in Online Education Conference was hosted by the NMSU Quality Matters (QM) System on March 10, 2017.  57 NMSU faculty and staff attended the event. 

The Quality in Online Education Conference was a joint venture between Doña Ana, Carlsbad, Grants, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces campuses. The conference was hosted on the NMSU Las Cruces campus with a welcome address from Greg Fant, keynote speakers Sherrell Wheeler (Distance Education Director, Alamogordo) and Shelly Stovall (Director of Accreditation, Las Cruces), and breakout sessions concerning quality in online education, use of the research-based Quality Matters Rubric, assessment, and accreditation best practices for online education. The conference provided a space to connect, learn, and share successes and concerns of online education at NMSU.

The QM System group extends a big thank you to the Online Course Improvement Program, Academic Technology, Instructional Media Services, and the Teaching Academy for their support in preparation, hospitality, and tech support throughout the day. 

Posted on 2017-03-20 08:24:35 | Category: Quality Matters,Special Event

March 3rd Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop will be help on March 3rd in Milton Hall 185J, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Lunch will be served.  Participants will experience the QM rubric from a course designer and reviewer perspective.  To register for this event, visit the Training Central APPQMR Workshop. 

Trouble registering? Please call the Teaching Academy (575) 646-2204.

Posted on 2017-02-17 11:39:25 | Category: Quality Matters,Special Event

Congratulations to NMSU's new QM Peer Reviewers

Beth Apodaca (Instructional Innovation and Quality) and Mary Prentice (College of Education) are NMSU’s newest  QM Peer Reviewers.  Congratulations!  To obtain this certification, they both completed a 20 hour online workshop.  For more information on how you can become a peer reviewer, visit the Quality Matters webpage.


Posted on 2017-02-17 11:32:47 | Category: Quality Matters

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.