Monday, October 28th, 2019
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM: Poster Session
Quality Assurance: Theory to Practice
Session Title
Aligning QM Standards and Accreditation Hallmarks to Foster Quality
Accreditation hallmarks, QM Standards, and a DE gap analysis resulted in strategic enrollment action plans for institutional improvements. The process of self-study promotes DE growth that promotes student success when QA principles are followed.
Learning Objectives
Review the use of QM Standards with accreditation hallmarks for analyzing and improving DE quality.
Identify two initiatives derived from a gap analysis based on aligned Standards and hallmarks.
Relate how campus activities for enrollment and accreditation can drive quality DE improvement.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with experience in the topic, but who are transitioning to greater responsibilities in this area
Dr. Mindi Miller Ph.D., Professor Nursing Department, Bloomsburg University
Dr. Mindi Miller is a Professor in the Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her expertise in rehabilitation nursing and transcultural healthcare, she enjoys comparing equivalencies and quality improvements for both distance education and face-to-face learning. Mindi has practiced nursing while teaching in higher education for almost four decades. She is a reviewer and facilitator for QM.

Dr. Mary Nicholson PhD, Professor Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University
Dr. Mary Nicholson is a Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest and expertise include online course design, eLearning design, instructional design, digital multimedia, visual design, and scenario-based learning. Mary has been teaching instructional technology at the University level for over 30 years and has been teaching online since 2000. She is a reviewer and facilitator for QM.

Ms. Chaya Merrell, Manager of Instructional Media & Design Center, Bloomsburg University
Chaya Merrell is the Manager of Instructional Media and Design Center (IMDC) at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She supports faculty in the use of instructional technology, administers learning management systems and integrated tools, and develops high quality training and materials for instructional technology and online learning. She is also the QM Coordinator at the university.