New Directions for QM
QM Program Certification: Is it Worth It?
Carol Parenteau, Manager of Academic Quality, University of the Rockies
Carol Parenteau is Manager of Academic Quality and QM Coordinator at University of the Rockies. She provides information on the state of quality/ learning/learner satisfaction, and facilitates communication of institutional processes for accreditation and improvement. She is an experienced instructor and instructional designer.
Julie Frese, Director of Assessment & Academic Quality, University of the Rockies
I currently serve as the Director of Assessment and Academic Quality at University of the Rockies. In addition, I teach courses in organizational leadership, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and also mentor doctoral students. My research interests are in the areas of educational change, academic quality, literacy, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation
Is quality of course design enough? Quality Matters' new program certification broadens and strengthens the notion of quality assurance. Early in 2015 the University of the Rockies had the opportunity to participate in the Quality Matters program certification pilot. This session will address strategies for obtaining leadership buy-in and lessons learned from the entire experience. A Q&A session will follow the 15-minute presentation.
Learning Objectives
Describe the purpose of QM program certification.
Identify the costs and benefits of pursuing program certification.
Develop a strategy to obtain buy-in for program certification.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer