- Associated Students of New Mexico State University
- Distance Education
- Instructional Innovation and Quality
- Student Technology Advisory Committee
- Teaching Academy
Congrats to our most recently certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer Kourtney Vaillancourt, from the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. She joins the ranks with Stephen Anderson (HSS), Susan Wilson (HSS), Teresa Westbrock (Library) and Betsy Stringam (ACES) and Krista Kozel (DACC).
Posted on 2013-05-08 18:46:00 | Category: Quality Matter
Congratulations to Sandra Johnson, instructor of Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (CEL 580) and program coordinator of NMSU’s Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), for having the first NMSU course to successfully pass a Quality Matters (QM) Course Review.
QM is a program with the mission of promoting and improving the quality of online education through:
- Development of research-supported, best practice-based quality standards and appropriate evaluation tools and procedures.
- Recognition as experts in online education quality assurance and evaluation.
- Fostering institutional acceptance and integration of QM standards and processes into organizational improvement efforts focused on improving the quality of online education.
- Provision of faculty development training in the use of QM rubric(s) and other quality practices to improve the quality of online/hybrid courses.
- Provision of quality assurance through the recognition of quality in online education.
For more information on OCIP or how your course can be reviewed by Quality Matters, visit us here: http://ocip.nmsu.edu/
Posted on 2013-04-12 19:00:24 | Category: Quality Matter
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.
Services provided by OCIP
OCIP provides NMSU faculty with the following professional development services:
- One Year Plus Fellowship (1Y+ includes a $2000 stipend)
- Course Reviews and Consultations
- Peer Review of Online Courses
- Scholarships for Conferences
- OCIP Webinars and Workshops
- 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 1Y+, which is a targeted professional development program. Both quantitative and qualitative data inform the findings.