Several Excelsior staff made presentations at the 7th Annual Quality Matters Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning in November 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.
Excelsior College is a subscriber to Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development. Excelsior College has earned institutional recognition from Quality Matters, as the result of a four-year implementation process of internal and external course reviews. Over 100 FPDs, IDs, staff, administrators, and instructional faculty at Excelsior College have participated in QM certified training and professional development.
- Susan Woerner, instructional designer, presented Could Cultural Inclusion be General Standard 9?
- Kimberly Barss, instructional designer, presented Enhancing Course Design and Student Engagement with OER.
- Jean Taylor, senior faculty program director, Assessment and Program Evaluation, and Margie Dunn, faculty program director, both of the School of Liberal Arts, co-presented a session on A Rating Tool for Online Textbook Supplemental Learning Materials.
- Betsy Brennan, data quality specialist, and Joan Mikalson, associate provost for Student and Faculty Services, co-presented a session on QM Coordinator Success Tips: A Model for Sharing Roles and Responsibilities.