Congratulations to Beth Apodaca!

Congratulations to Beth Apodaca from the Online Course Improvement Program for becoming a Quality Matters certified facilitator of the face to face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop as an independent facilitator for New Mexico State University.  This professional development requires significant effort and we appreciate her willingness to learn more about the QM rubric and process.  Beth was especially praised for her generous sharing of ideas and strategies and for her enthusiastic and thoughtful responses to the discussion forum postings.  This collegial approach is a hallmark of Quality Matters!

Again, congratulations Beth on this achievement!

Posted on 2018-01-02 07:50:25 | Category: Quality Matters,Recognition

Congratulations, Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye!

Karen Kopera-Frye, the associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, is NMSU’s newest Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.  To obtain this certification, Dr. Kopera-Frye completed a 20-hour online workshop. The workshop includes a review of Quality Matters, practice in critiquing and writing helpful recommendations and completing a practice review in which the participants are asked to review Specific Standards in an online course.


Posted on 2017-12-13 07:16:11 | Category: Quality Matters

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Quality in Online Education Conference

Program Agenda

Join Quality Matters Reviewers, educators, and administrators from New Mexico State University (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Grants, and Las Cruces) to share, learn and connect concerning quality in online education. One can also gain insights on how Quality Matters supports meeting standards for accreditation and compliance.

When: March 2, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Milton Hall
NMSU Las Cruces Campus
Registration fee: $20 (includes hospitality and lunch)

Virtuall attendance fee:  $10

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Presentation sessions will be available in 45-minute formats, including a Q&A period. Topics of presentations include accreditation, assessment, best practices in online education, and applying the Quality Matters Rubric.


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:

Pathway to Quality of Online Courses

OCIP provides a Pathway to Quality for Online Courses to assist faculty in being fully prepared to develop or revise an online course to meet NMSU’s Quality Matters metric.


The goals of OCIP are:

  1. Fostering a culture of quality in online teaching and learning.
  2. Assisting the NMSU community in quality online course design and delivery.
  3. Providing a scalable, customized professional development model.
  4. Supporting the NMSU community with services and resources