Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
A Framework that Supports a QM Culture
Janet Staderman, Asst. Academic Director/Distance Learning Coordinator, University of Cincinnati
Assist strategic planning and decision-making within the scope of the Distance Education Department. Focus areas include Quality Matters, State Authorization and Online Student Orientation. Certified Quality Matters Coordinator, State Authorization Network (SAN) Coordinator and strategic partner of State Authorization Network-Ohio (SAN-O).
Pam Rankey, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College
Faculty Director of Distance Learning and Associate Professor in the Business and Economics Department teaching online, blended, and face-to-face classes. QM Peer Reviewer and Face-to-Face APPQMR facilitator, and a Blackboard Certified Trainer. Focus areas include improving course delivery using the LMS, accessibility of course content, and instructional design.
Sarah Schroeder, Instructional Designer, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Faculty member, lead instructional designer and director of the Learning Design Collaborative in the College of Education. Sarah coordinates the Leadership in Online Learning and Online Teaching and Learning graduate certificates, teaches courses related to educational technology and online learning. She is a QM facilitator and master reviewer.
This session reviews how one institution's existing organizational structure is leveraged to coordinate QM resources. No one person can do this work in isolation. It takes a QM village, requiring collaboration and consultation across campus. This session will illustrate a QM framework with three divisions: administration, training and development, and implementation. The framework identifies overlap between divisions, striving to improve student learning and success, and, most importantly, allowing faculty to make decisions regarding QM implementation.
Learning Objectives
Discuss how current organizational structure could be leveraged to support and coordinate QM resources.
Describe how specific departments collaborate across campus to support a university-wide QM initiative.
Differentiate the roles and responsibilities for each division in a QM framework: administration, training and development, and implementation.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer