Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
A Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching Blended and Online
Sandra Johnson, Lead Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Sandy works at New Mexico State University as a lead instructional consultant. She is the coordinator for New Mexico State University's Online Course Improvement Program. Sandy develops workshops, webinars, and resources for educational uses in the classroom focused on improving the quality of online and blended teaching using web technology.
Susan Bussmann, Director, Instructional Innovation & Quality, New Mexico State University
Susie works in the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) unit at New Mexico State University directing several different programs for educational technology, online teaching and learning, support for faculty teaching online, and distance education. With 26+ years as a professional educator her background spans the K-20+ spectrum.
This presentation will discuss a program that blends formats and technologies, including the Quality Matters Rubric for course design, to provide professional development for faculty teaching blended and/or online courses. Six years of evaluation data clearly show the influence of the program. The longitudinal data will be shared. Faculty and student feedback on course evaluations indicate redesigned blended and online courses are having a positive impact on engagement and learning.
Learning Objectives
Share a model of instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
Demonstrate how Quality Matters is used as the framework for professional development.
Provide space for conversation concerning implementation of professional development based on the Quality Matters framework of continuous improvement.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer