2019 QM Connect Conference

Leveraging Rubrics to Increase Alignment and Outcomes

Creating a perfect rubric is elusive.  Writing a good rubric is challenging.  Developing a meaningful rubric is critical.  This workshop focuses on expanding rubrics in the course development and evaluation process into a powerful teaching and evaluation tool.  We will look at various types of rubrics and build on experiences of participants to construct rubrics which can be easily modified to make a consistent grading tool and connect assignments to objectives.  The workshop will then identify simple tactics which can leverage rubric criteria to strengthen fundamental program objectives to

dline@ewu.edu Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:45
Train Your Team Before Moving Forward with QA Initiatives

Before starting out on a new Quality Assurance program with faculty, be sure your online learning support team is trained! This session will cover how an institution new to Quality Matters started a new initiative for accelerated Master's Degree programs that incorporate a Quality Assurance check prior to going live. It is important online learning support staff (technology trainers, instructional technologists, and instructional designers) be well versed on the Quality Matters Rubric and Standards before starting this initiative.

jjohnson136@ewu.edu Wed, 10/30/2019 - 07:59
Keeping It Simple: Unique Strategies for Institutional Culture Shift Towards Quality Course Design gmalvare@fiu.edu Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:28
Quality Through Collaboration: Democratizing Equity and Online Quality via a System QM Council

Join our University System Quality Matters Council during this highly engaging panel and explore the nuances of establishing a model for inter-institutional collaboration in the pursuit of ensuring system-wide equity and quality in online learning.

rmbrooks@nccu.edu Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:27
Curriculum Mapping: Program Outcomes, Course Learning Outcomes, Alignment, and Assessment

In a continually shifting climate of higher education, academic drift is a common and often potentially insidious challenge. Without program faculty (or university administration) even noticing, the focus of activities, assessments, and even courses applied to an academic degree program can gradually shift away from the intended outcomes.

beth-crawford@… Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:34
Curriculum Mapping: Program Outcomes, Course Learning Outcomes, Alignment, and Assessment

In a continually shifting climate of higher education, academic drift is a common and often potentially insidious challenge. Without program faculty (or university administration) even noticing, the focus of activities, assessments, and even courses applied to an academic degree program can gradually shift away from the intended outcomes.

beth-crawford@… Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:31
Data-Driven: Using Course and Institutional Data for Continuous Improvement

Are you drowning in institutional or LMS data? Have you considered collecting feedback from students or faculty but aren't sure where to start? In this session we'll discuss how to collect, analyze and use data for continuous improvement.

Beth Knapp Tue, 10/29/2019 - 09:17
Does Quality in Online Course Design Matter?

Join us to learn about findings from a statewide study looking at the relationship between the use of the QM program and student grades over a 10-year period. We'll also briefly discuss the components needed to conduct similar quality assurance research of your own.

asells@sbctc.edu Tue, 10/29/2019 - 03:32
Quality and the BOT (Board of Trustees): Implementing an Online Course Design Accessibility Policy

Explore lessons learned from a liberal arts HBCU's creation and implementation of an institutional Accessibility Policy for Online Course Design informed by the ADA, sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, WCAG 2.0, and QM General Standard 8.

rmbrooks@nccu.edu Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:08
Quality and the BOT (Board of Trustees): Implementing an Online Course Design Accessibility Policy

Explore lessons learned from a liberal arts HBCU's creation and implementation of an institutional Accessibility Policy for Online Course Design informed by the ADA, sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, WCAG 2.0, and QM General Standard 8.

rmbrooks@nccu.edu Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:00
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