Monday, October 28th, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
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. Monica Martinez, FITW Grant Director, Lee College
Monica Martinez, LMSW is the Director of the Weekend College at Lee College. As the director, Mrs. Martinez initiated the development of Lee College's Community of Online Teaching and Learning. She has over ten years of experience working in higher education, grant management, and program development.

Dr. Rashmi Chhetri, Instructional Designer, Lee College
Dr. Rashmi Chhetri is an Instructional Designer at Lee College. She has more than five years experience in the field of Instructional Design and has taught for more than two years in different modalities such as online, hybrid, and face-to-face. She has worked in the design, development and implementation of two MOOCs and game-based learning. She is currently working on a community of practice model utilizing the Quality Matters standards and best practices for faculty professional development.