Latest News for Quality Matters at NMSU-LC

NMSU’s Newest Quality Matters (QM) Master Reviewer

Way to go, Michelle Lebsock from Academic Technology! She is now a QM Master Reviewer. To gain certification, the candidate must complete a 30-hour workshop provided from Quality Matters focused on leading a peer review team during a Quality Matters Review.

New QM Peer Reviewers

Congratulations to Greg Armfield (College of Arts and Sciences) and Eva Wheeler (College of Arts and Sciences) for becoming NMSU’s newest Quality Matters certified Peer Reviewers. To gain certification, the candidate must complete the APPQMR 8 hour workshop and the Peer Reviewer Workshop 20 hour workshop from Quality Matters.

QM Formal Review

Rene Guillaume (College of Education) has meet the expectations of a Quality Matters (QM) formal review on his ELA 550 Higher Education Law. Congratulations.

QM Internal Review

Jeanne Flora (College of Arts of Sciences) has met the expectations of a QM Internal Review on her COMM 384 Interpersonal Communication course.

Posted on 2017-05-03 10:50:44 | Category: Quality Matters

Congratulations to Frances Nedjat-Haiem

Congratulations to Frances Nedjat-Haiem on meeting the expectations of Formal Quality Matters Review on her MSW 527 Advanced 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 MSW 527 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 2017-04-19 11:00:13 | Category: OCIP,Quality Matters

Congratulations to Eva Michelle Wheeler!

Congratulations to Eva Michelle Wheeler on meeting the expectations of an Internal Quality Matters Review on her SPAN 589 Spanish Sociolinguistics course.  We appreciate her dedication to improving online education for our distant students here at NMSU.

Posted on 2017-04-19 10:53:09 | Category: OCIP,Quality Matters

More OCIP News

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:


The goals of OCIP are:

  1. Assist faculty in enhanced web course design and delivery while reducing student textbook costs.
  2. Provide faculty instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
  3. Facilitate participation in national digital content consortiums and relevant communities.
  4. Create and support a culture of quality for online courses taught at NMSU.
  5. Develop a scalable, customized professional development model.

The following documents provide data on the events, attendance, faculty participation, and additional information on the overall impact of the larger OCIP program and 1Yr+, which is a targeted professional development program. Both quantitative and qualitative data inform the findings.