Applying QM to Regulatory Issues
Collaborative Quality Assurance as a Catalyst for Accreditation & Compliance
Learn how to initiate a collaborative self-evaluation process based on Quality Matters and accreditation standards that can result in the development of tools that form the basis for policies, procedures, and new online program development.
Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for conducting a collaborative evaluation of distance education.
Examine the value of collaborative quality assurance in advance of an accreditation review.
Align various accreditation standards with Quality Matters.
Intended Audience - Role:
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience - Knowledge Level:
New to QM
Experienced with QM
Marci Johns, Assistant Provost for Online & Professional Studies, Samford University
Marci Johns serves as Assistant Provost for Online & Professional Studies for Samford University. She previously served as the Vice President of Academics and Legal Studies Professor for Faulkner University. Marci's speciality areas include online education and accreditation. She is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery where she received a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in public administration. Marci received her J.D. from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

Katrina Mintz, Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation, Samford University
Katrina Mintz has worked at several colleges where she has gained perspective on the changing marketplace of higher education and its global reach. She served as Director of Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment Designee at Walden University. She has served on NCATE and CAEP as a BOE Reviewer. She received her Ed.D from the University of Alabama in 2002. She functions as a SACSCOC evaluator of Institutional Effectiveness and is the SACSCOC Liaison to Samford University.

Bryan Gill, Director, Professional Studies, Samford University
Bryan Gill is the Director of Professional Studies at Samford University. He is responsible for the development and quality assurance initiatives for online courses and programs. Bryan is responsible for providing institutional support for assessment and accreditation. He developed common learning modules to increase community engagement in online courses. Bryan earned his D.Min. from Gateway Seminary in California with a focus on the spiritual formation of online students in higher education.