Monday, October 28th, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 6
Engagement Strategies for Administrators/Institutions
Session Title
Building Excellence: A Community of Online Teaching & Learning Where Quality Matters
Learn how one mid-sized community college used Quality Matters' Teaching Online Certificate to build a model community of online teaching and learning. Participants will engage in activities to spark institutional buy-in and engage faculty.
Learning Objectives
Use accessibility standards and universal design principles to garner support for course redesign.
Connect their institution's strategic plan to direct and spearhead faculty professional development.
Use a model of a Community of Online Teaching & Learning to design their own model.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Laura Diane Lane-Worley, Faculty/Distance Education Coordinator, Lee College
Dr. Laura Lane-Worley serves as a faculty member and Distance Education Coordinator at Lee College. She teaches Sociology & Social Work courses in multiple modalities. As Distance Education Coordinator, she leads the Distance Ed Committee in developing guidelines and processes for development and peer evaluation of online and hybrid courses. She is leading the effort to improve accessibility of online course content including college-wide implementation of the Blackboard ALLY accessibility tool.

Mrs. Channell Cook, Faculty, Lee College
Channell Cook serves as the QM Community of Online Teaching and Learning Coordinator at Lee College & is the Lead Instructor of Child Development. Beyond teaching Child Development in multiple modalities, she often teaches courses in Developmental English and Learning Frameworks. She has worked with adult learners for more than 10 years and in higher education for 6 years. Ms. Cook holds an M.S. in Early Childhood Education. She will complete an M.S. in Composition and Communication this fall.