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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…
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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.


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Congratulations to Stacy Duncan!

Congratulations to Stacy Duncan from the College of Education.  She is NMSU’s newest Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.  In order to be a certified peer reviewer, one must take the Applying the Quality Matters Workshop and then complete the 20 hour Peer Reviewer Workshop.  Thanks, Stacy, for your hard work toward online course improvement here at…
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ProctorU Presentation

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Distance Education and the Online Course Improvement Program will co-host a Let’s Talk Online Teaching Lunch with Briana Nguyen from ProctorU, an online exam proctoring service. Come and learn about online exam proctoring from the faculty and student perspectives. NMSU’s partnership with ProctorU is facilitated through Distance Education http://distance.nmsu.edu/proctoru    Register…
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OCIP QM Checklists and Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has recently purchased a learning management system and will have staff developing courses for the K-12 education community. They have requested to use the Quality Matters Checklists developed by the OCIP team as a model of Quality Matters indicators designed for the educators to imitate as they develop their district’s…
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Congratulations, Dr. Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza!

Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza, College of Arts and Sciences professor, received IIQ’s “Leading the Way Award” as recognition for her advocacy, collaboration, and online service. The Leading the Way award recognizes an NMSU main campus faculty, staff, or administrator who “walks the talk” in terms of professional growth, quality focus, mentorship, and leadership in the field of…
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Online Course Improvement Program open for applications!

One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr+) Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +).  This is a 16-month fellowship that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development.   Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in…
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OCIP Summer Institute

The Online Course Improvement Program Summer Institute is underway with 14 participants designing content for online delivery.  Working with Instructional Innovation and Quality Unit, instructors are applying best practices in course design that adheres to the Quality Matters rubric.  Institute Goals include developing a course that meets the Quality Matters Standards in an informal or…
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NMSU Assessment Conference

Why a Conference on Assessment? NMSU’s Conference on Assessment is a one-day event that will showcase the variety and quality of outcomes assessment efforts across our university. The conference provides an opportunity to share information and learn about NMSU’s multifaceted assessment processes. Who Should Attend? Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Students are all welcome and encouraged to attend….
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Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Lalla!

New Mexico State University’s lead instructional coordinator and assistant college professor of Instructional Innovation and Quality, Sharon Lalla, is featured in the January/February issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine. She received the Diversity Visionary Award for implementing a unique course, which identifies the best practices for faculty to put diversity into practice within online courses….
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