WICHE Cooperative for Emerging Technologies

NMSU systemwide is now a member of the WICHE Cooperative for Emerging Technologies (WCET). “WCET is a leader in the practice, policy & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education.”  WCET provides a variety of resources for emerging tech, policy, and institutional and student success. Memberships benefits include networking via the WCETNEWS and WCETDISCUSS lists, member discounts and other services.

Posted on 2017-10-09 15:10:36 | Category: OCIP

Congratulations to Erika Gergerich!

Congratulations to Erika Gergerich on meeting the expectations of Formal Quality Matters Review on her SW 415  Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities.  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. The SW 415 course has meet the QM standards for quality online course design and has received national QM recognition.  To see all of NMSU’s nationally recognized courses, visit the Online Course Improvement Program website.

Posted on 2017-10-02 07:39:29 | Category: OCIP,Quality Matters

Congratulations, Megan Finno-Velasquez!

Congratulations to Megan Finno-Velasquez for designing her MSW 500 Social Work and Welfare Policy course to meet Quality Matters expectations.  Quality Matters is a faculty-driven, peer review process that is collaborative, collegial, continuous, and centered on student learning informed by current research.  Dr. Finno-Velasquez’s course has successfully met QM standards and has now received national QM recognition.

Posted on 2017-10-02 07:33:57 | Category: OCIP,Quality Matters

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Featured Activity

IIQ Recognizes Faculty at the 2017 Quality in Distance Education Awards

Dr. Jennifer Kreie, recipient of the 2017 Leading the Way Award.

On October 11th, 2017, Instructional Innovation & Quality (IIQ) hosted their 4th annual Quality in Distance Education Awards event to recognize individuals from NMSU-Las Cruces campus for their efforts in improving online education. Recognition was given to all of the 2016-17 graduates of the One-Year-Plus Fellowship program, New2Online program, Course Development Institute, Quality Matters (QM) Peer and Master Reviewers, faculty whose courses met a QM Internal or Formal Review, and to the OCIP Advisory Board members for their service.

Each year a faculty member is named as the Leading the Way recipient. This award recognizes a faculty, staff, or administrator who “walks the talk” in terms of leadership, service, learning and professional growth in the areas of educational technology, online teaching and learning, as well as policy. The Award recognizes someone who is an advocate and change agent in both actions and words. This year’s recipient was Dr. Jennifer Kreie, from the College of Business.

In addition to recognizing faculty for their hard work, IIQ honored two colleagues, Dr. Robert “Bob” Paz from Engineering, and Dr. Steve Leask, from Academic Technology, who passed away this last year. Several members of the IIQ team and the NMSU community worked this past year on creating a scholarship fund to memorialize Steve Leask, and the first recipient of this Steven T. Leask Memorial Technology Fund was revealed last night, David Henio, a disabled Native American Veteran from Thoreau, New Mexico.

Upcoming Events

OCIP: Designing Homepages, Getting Started, and Module

October 24, 2017
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 PM

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OCIP: QM Pre-review Workshop

October 27, 2017
Friday 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online

Virtual Class
November 1, 2017
November 1 - November 15, Online in Canvas

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OCIP: LTOT - Meeting Quality Matters Standard One: Getting Started in an Online Course

November 1, 2017
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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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