Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions
San Antonio 5-6
Engagement Strategies for Administrators/Institutions
Session Title
Keeping It Simple: Unique Strategies for Institutional Culture Shift Towards Quality Course Design
Stakeholder buy-in is often the greatest obstacle to successful QM adoption. Participants will discover how a large university leveraged a simple but effective faculty-centric communication campaign to create a culture shift towards embracing quality course design.
Learning Objectives
Discuss targeted strategies that empower faculty to incorporate quality course design.
Identify areas for improvement within your institution's online quality communication strategy.
List relevant tools related to creating unique and impactful quality initiative interventions.
Intended Participants - Role
QM Coordinators
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Gabriela Alvarez, Associate Director for Instructional Design, Florida International University
Gabriela is the Director for Learning Design at Florida International University, the fourth largest university in the nation. She oversees the implementation of quality online instructional design strategies and is responsible for over 110 learning professionals tasked with the production of online courses.

Gabriela obtained her bachelor's degree in English, an MS in Adult Learning & Human Resources Development and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building.

Aisha Hamid, Instructional Designer, Florida International University

Maikel Alendy, Senior Instructional Designer, Florida International University