Detailed annotations & examples of good practice for all 40 standards</li></ul>QM Rubric = Key Tool<br />
The Rubric <br />Eight General Standards: <br />Course Overview and Introduction<br />Learning Objectives (Competencies)<br />Assessment and Measurement<br />Resources and Materials<br />Learner Engagement<br />Course Technology<br />Learner Support<br />Accessibility<br />Key components must align.<br />Alignment:Critical course elements work together to ensure that students achieve the desired learning outcomes.<br />
As a process…<br />Guides improvement of effectiveness of online courses<br />Stimulates a campus dialog among faculty & instructional development staff on best practices<br />Helps build a campus culture dedicated to continuous improvement <br />Helps persuade internal & external stakeholders that the quality is a major institutional priority <br />
through a guided faculty peer process</li></li></ul><li>The Peer Reviewers<br />Peer Reviewers receive two-level training<br />How to interpret the standards (with examples and annotations)<br />How to evaluate a course (hands-on with sample course)<br />Reviews are conducted by teams of three faculty peer reviewers<br />
What QM is NOT About…<br /><ul><li>Not about an individual instructor </li></ul> (it’s about the course)<br /><ul><li>Not about faculty evaluation </li></ul> (it’s about course quality)<br /><ul><li>Not about judgment(it’s about diagnosis and improvement)
Not about “win/lose” or “pass/fail” </li></ul> (it’s about continuous improvement in a supportive environment)<br />
Designed to promote student learning <br />Designed to ensure all reviewed courses will eventually meet expectations<br />QM is a collegial review process, not an evaluation process<br />A review team must include an external peer reviewer<br />Set up so that the course instructor considered an associate of the review team <br />
Research guiding … flowing from practice<br />
The community college completion challenge<br />Rebalancing the mission<br />“…urging a paradigm shift for community colleges and similar institutions, from emphasizing access to one emphasizing completion”<br />Course completion challenge<br />“While it takes an act of courage for many people to enroll in courses, it takes institutional effort as well to help student successfully complete them.”<br />AACC Policy Brief, June 2010<br />
Thanks to YOU…Quality Matters!<br />More information at: www.qmprogram.org<br />
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