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.
Congratulations to Frances Nedjat-Haiem on meeting the expectations of Formal Quality Matters Review on her MSW 527 Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities. At NMSU, a formal review consists of a peer review team of three QM certified peer reviewers, two of whom are from NMSU and one from another university. The MSW 527 course has meet the QM standards for quality online course design and has received national QM recognition. To see all of NMSU’s nationally recognized courses, visit the Online Course Improvement Program website.
Congratulations to Eva Michelle Wheeler on meeting the expectations of an Internal Quality Matters Review on her SPAN 589 Spanish Sociolinguistics course. We appreciate her dedication to improving online education for our distant students here at NMSU.
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.
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:
- Quality Matters at NMSU – Las Cruces
- Peer Review of Online Courses
- 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.