2015 Northwest Regional Conference

Backward Design, Forward Motion: How a Professional Development Program is Making Course Reviews Easy

What do a 12-week seminar on course design and development and a 6-week seminar on online teaching have in common? Both point faculty toward creating courses that meet QM standards with flying colors. This presentation is about a professional development program that's making QM peer reviews a breeze.

It's Not You: Strategies for Engaging Faculty Around Alignment

Higher education faculty typically conceptualize alignment differently than instructional designers do. How can we engage faculty in effective discussions around this deeply essential aspect of course design? In this session we will discuss ways to support faculty toward stronger alignment by helping them to conceptualize a course as a thing apart from its designer. You will come away with new insights as well as practical tools to use when working with faculty.