Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 2
Engagement Strategies for Administrators/Institutions
Session Title
Bridging the Gap - Connections and Collaborations Across Five Institutions
This presentation will share how a Quality Matters System Team provides shared resources and professional development opportunities across five institutions that are miles apart.
Learning Objectives
Discuss benefits and challenges with implementing online education processes and policies.
Share ideas for implementing cross-institutional professional development opportunities.
Identify professional development opportunities that could be utilized at home institutions.
Intended Participants - Role
QM Coordinators
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Sandra Johnson, Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Sandra R. Johnson, Ph.D., has 25+ years as a professional educator. Her background spans the K-20+ spectrum with 18 years in the classroom (preschool, high school, and higher education) and 11years in providing professional development focused on quality in online education. Dr. Johnson is a Quality Matters coordinator, facilitator, and Master Reviewer for online courses.

Sherrell Wheeler, Director of Online Quality Assurance, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
Sherrell Wheeler is the Director of Online Quality Assurance and Professor of Business at New Mexico State University Alamogordo. Sherrell serves as a Master Reviewer, a QM Coordinator and facilitates online workshops and courses for QM. Sherrell oversees all aspects of online delivery and design at her institution. She was the 2017 recipient of the “Making a Difference for Students by an Individual” award presented by Quality Matters.

Kristan MacDonald, Professor, Communication and Online Education Coordinator, Dona Ana Community College NMSU
Kristan moved to New Mexico in the early 90's where she completed most of my post-secondary coursework at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art and a M.A. in Communication from UNM and a M.A. in Education, Learning Technologies from NMSU. Kristan serves as New Mexico State University- Dona Ana's Online Education Coordinator.