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Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Establishing a Summer Institute: Developing and Designing with the Online Course Improvement Program
Michelle Lebsock, Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Michelle is an Instructional Consultant with Academic Technology under Instructional Innovation and Quality at New Mexico State University. She is a certified Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters and also teaches online. Her focus is Canvas, Adobe Connect, and other A/V tools for online learning.
Miley Grandjean, Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Miley is an Instructional Consultant for the Instructional Innovation and Quality unit at New Mexico State University and a certified Quality Matters Master Reviewer for online and blended courses. She teaches technical writing, business communication, developmental writing, college success, and Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media.
This presentation will describe how Quality Matters is being used as the framework for a summer online course improvement summer institute. You will hear from the institute organizers and faculty who have completed the program concerning best practices in online course design, as well as how QM was implemented in the curriculum of the institute. The three-week process found participants designing or revising their online or blended courses in preparation for an informal Quality Matters course review.
Share resources for possible replication of the institute.
Discuss the advantages of providing summer professional development for university faculty.
Explain the importance of mentor support during faculty professional development.