Congratulations Naomi Schmidt!

Congratulations to Naomi Schmidt from the departments of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business for becoming NMSU’s most recent Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. 

Peer Reviewers promote continuous quality improvement in online courses. Being a Peer Reviewer is also a great opportunity to learn from other reviewers and gain valuable leadership experience. The experience you gain from becoming a certified QM Peer Reviewer offers several advantages including revising your approach to online course design to include improvements based on the QM rubric and the opportunity to participate in faculty-centered online course reviews at NMSU or at other universities nationwide.  For more information, please visit the Online Course Improvement Program website.

Posted on 2016-11-18 14:10:57 | Category: Uncategorized

Congratulations Yuliana and Erin!

Congratulations to Yuliana Zaikman (PSY 201G: Introduction to Psychology) and Erin Blaugrund (MRK 503:  Marketing Management) for meeting the expectations of a Quality Matters (QM) formal review.  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. Both courses have meet the QM standards for quality online course design and have received national QM recognition.  To see all of NMSU’s nationally recognized courses, visit the Online Course Improvement Program website.

Posted on 2016-11-18 14:10:18 | Category: Uncategorized

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.