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Applying, Improving, Reviewing: A Three Step Plan for QM Implementation

A statewide project of any magnitude requires planning, support, and buy-in. Through central funding, grant monies, and individual school buy-in, one state is currently implementing the three-step "Applying, Improving, and Reviewing" plan. The first step provides faculty and support staff with Applying the QM Rubric training and develops a cohort of peer and master reviewers. The second step provides "Improving Your Online Course" training. The last step is "Reviewing Courses." 

Are We There Yet? Pack Your Bags for a Design Trip Using the QM Rubric

An instructional designer and a faculty member have the same goal in mind – a quality course. Yet, all too often we travel down two very different roads to reach our destination. More importantly, we have two different ways of evaluating whether we have indeed arrived. What we both need is a good road map. QM4Design is the ultimate, all-in-one GPS for course design. This innovative tool brings faculty and instructional designers together on a shared path toward the final destination: a course that meets all the Quality Matters standards.

As Good As I Get: Self Review of Online Teaching

Jillian Jevack, Instructional Designer for Quality Matters, presents a process and worksheet for conducting a Self Review of a course. With an eye to continuous improvement and a focus on the QM Rubric Standards, this presentation at the Annual QM Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning shows participants how to access tools for a self-review process.

The webcasted video of this presentation can be seen on our YouTube channel.

As Good As I Get: Self Review of Online Teaching

Our teams use the QM Rubric as a valuable tool to build and review online courses. Now, we want to advance our faculty development initiatives to include a tool to review online teaching. This session will share an instrument, based on the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, faculty can use to review their online teaching and will describe the study that was conducted to refine this instrument for further use.

Assuring Quality Through Development of Evidence Based Assessment Practices: Case study on the Value of Applying Assessment Data through Quality Matters Standards

This case study highlights the efforts of three distinct schools and colleges within Drexel to develop a sustainable and scalable comprehensive process to establish evidence based assessment practices. The process establishes rigorous and measurable cycles of learning through by using Quality Matters standards to align institutional, program and course level objectives to student learning outcomes. In addition, the paper illustrates the application of direct and indirect assessment towards developing interventions leading to quality student learning outcomes.

At Large! QM Reviews at Multi-Campus Districts

Facilitating a QM program at a large college district can be very challenging. It is often difficult to achieve consensus among campus leaders regarding direction and procedure. Through trial and error and in cooperation with the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District, we have identified effective steps to facilitating the QM review process on a large scale. This presentation will address a variety of issues encountered when managing a QM program at a multi-campus institution.

Atta Girl/Boy: Acing Your Accreditation Review

Want to stand out at your institution?  Practical tips on how to have your accrediting body single your program out for praise and a significant accomplishment during your site visit.  Analyze the current state of your policies for Quality Matters reviews and generate a plan to position your institution for success.  Proven methods will be presented and the audience will participate by critiquing their current policies and procedures. 

Away We Go: Charting a Path Toward Quality Assurance via Online Faculty Development

The Pathway to Master Online Instructor Program (Pathway) was created to help faculty learn the fundamentals of course development and delivery, and current trends in the field of online learning. The Pathway program includes five unique courses that address online teaching, online course design, ADA compliance, and Quality Matters.