2022 Higher Ed Quality in Action Conference

Plagiarism: The Devil is in the Details

As academics and educators, we realize what plagiarism is but do students? This session will cover a general definition of plagiarism as well as a few tools outside of the normal plagiarism checkers that are already embedded in an LMS. Traditional students as well as international students may not understand what plagiarism is in a post-secondary setting. How do you address this? Some fun ideas will be presented to participants as well as a good example of of an assignment that was plagiarized that but not caught by an embedded plagiarism checker.

More than Citations: Understanding Copyright and Fair Use Online

As long as you have cited the resources in your course, you can claim fair use, right? That's not always true. Come learn about the difference between attribution and fair use and walk away with strategies on how to apply both in your online course. Learning Outcomes: Explain the difference between attribution and fair use. Determine when to seek permission to use instructional materials in an online course. Identify strategies to more effectively apply SRS 4.3 in your online course.

Struggling in Silence: Students' Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Throughout pandemic, as a result of stress, some undergraduate students have indicated that they feel disengaged with online coursework while others struggle in silence. Mental health concerns and best practices focused on social emotional learning (SEL) for a healthy, engaged classroom will be examined and discussed. In this interactive session, participants will be able to learn about strategies that can be immediately implemented in their teaching practice.

The Never Ending Story...Continuous Improvements to Online Programs

This session provides ideas for online program leaders to leverage Quality Matters to drive continuous improvements to course design throughout the lifetime of online programs. Learning Outcomes: Identify sources of variability in course design and delivery within online programs. Review a quality assurance framework for online programs. Discuss success and lessons learned from the implementation of QM.

Supplemental Standards and Annotations

To meet local priorities and emphasis, a group of instructional designers organized a checklist of course quality items using QM and other related course-quality standards. These were then applied to the QM standards as annotations, and a few additional standards were added. This presentation will share the annotations and additional standards, and describe the process of getting there.

Keynote | Five Considerations in Equitable Design

This presentation discusses five considerations in altering institutional and instructional structures and practices by taking an equity-minded approach to design avoiding exacerbated and take-for-granted practices. Let’s discuss what research is telling us that can inform our practices to ensure equity, and what problems of practice are we experiencing that should spur new research to guide equitable and inclusive practices. The succession of killings of Ahmaud Arbery (February 23, 2020), Breonna Taylor (March 13, 2020), and George Floyd, Jr.