2019 Leading the Way Award 

The Leading the Way award recognizes a NMSU main campus faculty, staff, or administrator who “walks the talk” in terms of professional growth, quality focus, mentorship and leadership, in the areas of educational technology, blended and online teaching and learning and, policy in these areas. Someone who is an advocate and change agent in both action and word is eligible for this recognition.

More Info Application

Application closes September 18, 2019. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

Fall 2019 Course Development Institutes

Application closed on August 28, 2019. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

Application Closed

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: Let's Talk Online Teaching - Ed Tech in STEM

October 16, 2019
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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OCIP: Mini-Workshop - How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes?

October 21, 2019
Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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OCIP: Building Interactions & Assessments in an Online Course

October 29, 2019
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) - ONLINE COURSE

Virtual Class
November 4, 2019
Online: Monday, November 4 - Monday, November 18, 2019

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OCIP's Tips

Help your students be successful!

In many ways, online learning is different than face-to-face classroom learning.  Students in an online course should be more self-directed, have time management skills, and be ready to take responsibility for their own learning.  Because of this, consider providing students tips on how to be an online student. Check out this example from California State...Continue reading "Help your students be successful!" »...

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Maximize Document Accessibility

Use accessibility checkers in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to ensure documents and presentations are maximized for accessibility.  The built-in accessibility checkers list errors in documents and presentations, you can then go through each error listed and fix it using the instructions provided in the accessibility checker window.  Common errors include, missing alternative text on images...Continue reading "Maximize Document Accessibility" »...

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Importance of Timely Feedback

Feedback should be clear, specific, and timely so students are fully informed of their progress in any class.  In order for students to benefit from feedback, it must be timely, frequent, and useful for improving student performance by noting what students did well, what students need to improve upon, and how to make the noted...Continue reading "Importance of Timely Feedback" »...

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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...Continue reading "QM Connect National Conference 2019" »...

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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...Continue reading "OCIP Summer Course Development Institute" »...

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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....Continue reading "The Quality on Online Education Conference at Alamogordo CC was a Success!" »...

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