Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Mission Possible: Implementing a QM-Based Quality Assurance Program at a SEC University
Karen Edwards, Associate Director for Distributed Learning, University of South Carolina
Christina Friend, Director, University of South Carolina
Lydia Frass, Instructional Designer, University of South Carolina
Quality distributed learning (DL) in higher education is possible. Embracing that mission, one large public southeastern university adopted the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric and launched the Provost's DL Quality Review, a university-wide effort to ensure the quality of DL courses. A faculty-led committee developed a QM-based checklist of requirements for reviewers to look for during the process. The authors will present an overview of the Review, faculty experiences with it, and successful initiatives designed to support faculty in DL course development.
Learning Objectives
Explain how one southeastern university implemented a QM-based Quality Assurance program across its distributed learning courses.
Indentify successful initiatives that can be used to support faculty in implementing quality online learning.
Discuss how a QM-based quality assurance program can impact online learning design quality.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer