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

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
July 16, 2018
July 16 - 30, Online in Canvas

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OCIP: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Instructor-Led
August 10, 2018
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP: Recorded Webinar - How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes?

Instructor-Led
August 21, 2018
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online

Virtual Class
September 5, 2018
September 5 - 19, Online in Canvas

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Latest News

Quality in Online Courses

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) has been hard at work ensuring courses meet expectations for quality in online course design to enhance student learning. OCIP trains and mentors faculty on how to develop and continuously improve online courses using the Quality Matters Rubric (qualitymatters.org). To date in FY18, OCIP has completed 65 Internal Reviews (with one peer reviewer) and 6 Formal Reviews (with three peer reviewers). The OCIP team thanks all faculty and staff who have participated in the workshops, presentations, and events and have gone a step further to develop a quality online course.

How We Prepare Faculty for a Quality Matters Review Webinar

Dr. Sandy Johnson was a guest panelist for a national webinar "How We Prepare Our Faculty for a Quality Matters Review" with Renée Petrina, Principal Online Instructional Designer, Indiana University; David Becker, Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Indiana University Southeast; and Pat Abrego, Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Texas A&M International University. The conversation revolved around the questions: How do you ensure consistent quality in online courses? How does your institution prepare for a Quality Matters Internal Review? A QM review is a significant investment of time. How can you be confident that a course and a faculty member are …

Congratulation to Nancy Chartschlaa!

Congratulations to Nancy Chartschlaa from the Online Course Improvement Program for becoming a Quality Matters certified Peer Reviewer! The Peer Reviewer Course is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers. The Peer Reviewer Course includes a review of Quality Matters, practice in critiquing and writing helpful recommendations, and a Practice Review in which the participants are asked to review Specific Standards in an online course using the QM Course Review Management System (CRMS). The course is two weeks in length and takes approximately 25 hours to complete. Congratulations Nancy on this achievement!