Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Beyond APPQMR: Providing Customized Training on Quality Online Design and Delivery
Stephanie Richter, Assistant Director, Northern Illinois University
Stephanie Richter is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University, where she provides professional development and consultations for faculty on teaching (face-to-face and online), technology integration, and Blackboard.
Tracy Miller, Online Teaching Coordinator, Northern Illinois University
Tracy Miller is an APPQMR facilitator at NIU. Her research interests include innovative teaching strategies. Tracy's graduate degree from the University of Illinois, and she remains a frequent presenter at conferences on education, educational technologies and faculty development. Her presented and published work is focused on online education and development.
The Quality Matters professional development offerings are excellent, but they aren't always an option. At Northern Illinois University, to make sure time and budget are used efficiently, a detailed professional development plan that integrates official QM offerings (like the APPQMR and PRC) with custom workshops and resources was set up. In this session, NIU's comprehensive, two-year professional development plan that combines QM professional development with custom workshops and on-demand resources will be shared, as well as outcomes from the first year.
Learning Objectives
Discuss factors affecting professional development planning.
Discuss factors that impact institutional culture/acceptance of QM and how professional development can increase adoption.
Distinguish between learning about the QM Rubric and process from learning about online course design and delivery.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer