Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Discussion Points for Launching a QM Initiative in a Community College Environment: Leadership and Engaging Stakeholders
Harpreet Singh Sonu, Academic Manager - Curriculum Services, Algonquin College
Harpreet is leading the initiative to implement Quality Matters based Standards for over 1000 hybrid courses at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He is responsible for all the new Program development, Online and hybrid course development initiatives and Course Quality Reviews. He holds a Masters in Management and MBA from England.
Micheline Besner, Curriculum Consultant, Algonquin College
Micheline Besner has been instrumental in implementing QM standards at Algonquin College for 1000+ hybrid courses to be reviewed over the next 5 years. She works as Professor and Curriculum Consultant supporting development of new programs and hybrid/online courses. She has a Masters in English Literature from Carleton University.
As a new kid on the block, this Canadian College has adapted QM for its approach to continuous improvement of online and hybrid (blended) courses. The presentation will share key takeaways for promoting and creating buy-in for the initiative, and tailoring the measurement of Rubric Standards to meet the needs of your institution. Whether you are already launching a QM initiative or sitting on the edge, ready to jump in, this presentation will serve as a launching point to engage participants in discussions about the experience of implementing a QM initiative.
Learning Objectives
Share best practices for continuously improving processes and documents, customized to an institutional landscape.
Identify the key challenges in faculty and management "buy-in" to the QM initiative.
Discuss elements of support for the QM initiative with regards to professional development and building capacity across the institution.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer