OCIP Course Development Summer Institute

The Course Development Summer Institute application is currently CLOSED.

The OCIP Course Development Institute provides intensive professional development in online course development; appropriate for all levels of ability. The focus of this institute is to offer tools and support to online instructors as they develop their courses to meet a Quality Matters Internal Review. Open to all NMSU Las Cruces faculty and staff who teach or will be teaching online. If the course you are developing for NMSU Las Cruces meets a QM Internal Review, you may be eligible to receive a $1000 stipend.

Fall and Spring

The Course Development Institute application is currently CLOSED.Come back in June for more information about Fall CDI.If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator: bapodaca@nmsu.edu or 646-1572

About OCIP

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. 

Professional Development Programs

Instructional Design professional development to assist faculty in developing an online or blended course that meets a QM rubric.

Professional Development Programs

Summer Institute Dates: May-June
Application: Spring

Course Development Institute Dates: Jan-May and Aug-Dec
Application: Nov-Jan and July-Aug

Quality Matters (QM)

The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a leader in quality assurance for online education. Its focus is on collegial and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

Upcoming Workshops

OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online

Virtual Class
June 17, 2019
June 17 - July 1, Online in Canvas

Section Full

OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online

Virtual Class
July 15, 2019
July 15 - 29, Online on Canvas

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OCIP: QM Pre-review Workshop

October 2, 2019
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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OCIP: QM Pre-review Workshop

November 6, 2019
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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OCIP's Tips

Develop Learning Cycles

Establish a predictable learning cycle of activities so your students and you know what to expect and can manage time better. For example, in an undergraduate course with weekly units, Day 1 readings and vocabulary worksheet; Day 2 quiz, discussion post, and vocabulary game; Day 3 research for one page paper; Day 4 discussion replies and vocabulary quiz; Day 5 one page research paper. For a graduate course with three-week units, Weeks 1, 2 & 3 ongoing discussion & replies and Personal Learning Plan (PLP) work. Week 1 readings and research one additional resource; Week 2 technology tool skill development …

Verify All Links are Working

Prior to publishing your course, go through each page and verify that all links work in your course before the semester begins. Verify that the links in any external sites that are used in the course are also working and lead to the pages that you will need the learner to access.

Using Midterm Evaluations to Inform Your Teaching

It can be a little daunting to ask your students what they REALLY think of your course, but midterm evaluations can give you valuable information about how your students are feeling and where you may need to adjust your teaching, while you still have time. Keep it simple and informal - in a short survey, ask what aspects of the course have been the most helpful, the least helpful, and what you can do to improve their learning experience. For more ideas: It's the Middle of the Semester...So, What Do My Students Really Think?

Latest News

QM Connect National Conference 2019

Presentation accepted for Quality Matters Conference Strategies for Teaching Online: Aligning Online Teaching to the Quality Matters Rubric presentation proposal was accepted for the QM Connect National Conference, October 27-30, 2019. The presentation will share how a 2-week short course was designed and developed to meet the professional development needs for those teaching online at NMSU.  The Strategies for Online Teaching course models best practices for design of online content based on the Quality Matters Rubric. Sandra Johnson, instructional consultant with the Online Course Improvement Program, will be attending and presenting at the upcoming QM Connect Conference.

OCIP Summer Course Development Institute

OCIP Summer Course Development Institute Will Support 25 NMSU Las Cruces Faculty The OCIP Summer Course Development Institute will be supporting 24 NMSU Las Cruces faculty participants this year. Summer CDI runs May 10-23, kicking off on Friday, May 10, with a 2-hour Orientation session. The next two weeks will be filled with workshops and activities put on by both the OCIP and Academic Technology instructional consultants, covering topics related to online course design, online teaching, Canvas and Quality Matters. All sessions will be taught in MH 169, with an open lab available in MH 81 every day. We're excited to be working …

The Quality on Online Education Conference at Alamogordo CC was a Success!

The 2019 Quality in Online Education Conference was a collaborative success. Presentations from across the NMSU system were provided to 80 face-to-face attendees with another 26 attending virtually through Adobe Connect. The QM System Team (Dona Ana, Grants, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces) thanks each of you for your help in putting this conference together. It could not happen without a team effort! Thank you for all you do in providing support for online education.

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