Category Archives: OCIP

Congratulations to Dr. Oliver!

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Oliver for designing his BCIS 502 Business Information Systems 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. Oliver’s course has successfully met QM standards and has now received national QM…
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Astronomy 110 Quality Matters Recognized

Congratulations to Nancy Chanover for designing her ASTR 110 Introduction to Astronomy 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.  To get a course recognized nationally, a formal peer review team consisting of three…
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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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2016 Leading the Way

The Leading the Way award recognizes an NMSU Las Cruces campus faculty, staff, or administrator who “walks the talk” in terms blended and online instruction. Someone who is an advocate and change agent in both action and word for Distance Education is eligible for this recognition. To read the full description and to nominate another…
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OCIP and AT Summer Institute for Online Course Development 2016

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) and Academic Technology (AT) invite you to apply to the Summer Institute for Online Course Development 2016. The three week Summer Institute dates are: May 17-20 (Tue – Fri); May 23-26 (Mon – Thur); and May 31- June 3 (Tue – Fri). Attendance at the Summer Institute will provide…
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First Completion of 2016 New2Online

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Goss from Plant and Environmental Sciences for completion of New2Online Program. This program provides support and professional development for those that are new to online course design.



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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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