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: 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: Let's Talk Online Teaching - Syllabus Tool and Syllabi Resources

Instructor-Led
August 29, 2018
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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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

Online course design tip:  Set clear course goals

Simply placing a face-to-face course online is not enough for today’s students. Active learning and opportunities for student engagement and interaction must be planned and provided through the learning management system.  Online learning needs to actively engage students to improve learning outcomes and improve retention rates. Online course design tip:  Set clear course goals that are achievable and measurable, and then communicate them to your learners. The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) recommends course mapping to assist in creating a more organized course.  A course map will demonstrate in a very clear way the alignment of course components and learning goals or objectives …

The QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, will be available July 2nd. Changes have been made to the Rubric, Course Worksheet, and the Glossary to meet the expectations of HLC and online education.

There is a free workshop for anyone from NMSU including all  Peer Reviewers, Master Reviewers, Course Review Managers, QM Coordinators, and QM-Certified Online and Face-to-Face Facilitators, and Higher Education member who wants to learn the difference between the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition.  In this free workshop, one will identify differences between the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, identify differences between the Course Worksheet for the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, and …

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.