Photo courtesy of the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State
Happy Labor Day QM’ers! With Labor Day representing the unofficial end to the summer season, I would like to take today to reflect on the great things that happened during the Summer of 2014 with Quality Matters. I also want to give you a preview of the great things that are coming down the line with QM at OSU.
The ODEE Quality Matters grants program had a huge boost this summer with a significant increase in both applicants and recipients in comparison to summer 2013. As our Quality Matters community grows at Ohio State, more people will receive these grants, become certified in QM and help Ohio State set best practices for higher education both on-campus and online.
August 19 Face-to-Face APPQMR. Photo courtesy of the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State
On August 19, The Office of Distance Education and eLearning, in conjunction with Kathy Rider from CETE, hosted a face-to-face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric on campus. We had a great turnout with a 28 people in attendance. We were happy to have the workshop facilitated by the Joni Tornwall, who is the Manager of Instructional Services The Ohio State University College of Nursing. This workshop explored the Quality Matters Project and Processes. As part of the QM initiative, the workshop prepared attendees to positively impact the design of online/blended courses, ultimately leading to student learning and success.
On August 13th, 2014 Carolyn Schubert’s “NP 8480 Quality Improvement in Doctoral Nursing Practice” was recognized by Quality Matters as meeting standards. This course now joins the 5 other courses recognized by QM here at OSU.
In addition, on August 31st the Pre-Review Conference call took place for Rachel Henry’s DHY 6100 Dental Hygiene Educational Theory and Methods course. This is the first part of the official review and we are looking forward to adding Rachel’s course among the growing list of QM Peer-reviewed and recognized courses.
Quality Matters Workbook. Photo courtesy of the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State
As of August 1st, 2014 Quality Matters released the Fifth Edition, 2014 Quality MattersTM Higher Education Rubric. In this release of the HE Rubric, they added a couple new standards, changed some point values and the idea of competency based learning.
As a reminder, all QM Peer and Master Reviewers must successfully complete the online, self-paced Rubric Update by November 30, 2014 to maintain their Peer and Master Reviewer eligibility.
The future of QM at OSU
It has been fantastic seeing the interest in QM grow at OSU over the past. With this increased interest, we are working to create our long term game plan. Over the next couple weeks I will be finalizing a four-year strategic plan on how we can grow Quality Matters on campus. I am very excited for this plan and all of the tools and resources it will help provide to the campus community, including informal workshop sessions, webinars and an online version of the APPQMR. I look forward to working with the campus community as we all grow QM here at OSU!
Have a great Labor Day!
OSU Quality Matters Coordinator
Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants.
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