Ohio QM Annual Member Meeting

2018 Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting at Kent State University

Information on the 2022 QM Annual Members Meeting

2018 QM AMM Meeting Recap:

Enjoy Livestream videos on-demand. 

Breakout Session - 9:30-10:30 am
Putting the Pieces Together: Implementing and Sustaining QM 
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Sarah Rutland, Senior Instructional Designer & Manager of Quality Assurance, Cleveland State University
LeAnn Krosnick, Instructional Designer, Cleveland State University

In this presentation, instructional designers from Cleveland State University’s Center for eLearning will share a multi-faceted approach for implementing and sustaining Quality Matters at this public university.  In an environment where there are no mandates on faculty, the Center for eLearning has had to gain momentum for implementing Quality Matters by a variety of means. The Center has found that creating a multi-faceted approach has helped to provide a QM framework within which faculty gain an increased awareness of, and buy-in for, the value of QM Design Standards. The approach is comprised of multiple tools, processes, professional development and challenges that the presenters will share.

Breakout Session - 10:40-11:40 am
QM Reviews: Four Institutional Perspectives
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*Note that you will need to fast forward through the 9:30-10:30 am breakout session. 

Lisa Clark, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Online Programs and Graduate College, University of Northwestern Ohio
Tammy Macek, eLearning Instructional Designer, Lorain County Community College
Sarah Rutland, Senior Instructional Designer & Manager of Quality Assurance, Cleveland State University
Bethany Simunich, Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State University

In this panel presentation, individuals from four different Ohio institutions will talk about the processes and approaches of implementing Quality Matters reviews.  If your institution is unsure how to move forward with QM informal or formal reviews, come get some great ideas from this panel!

Keynote Speaker - 12:00-12:50 pm
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Dr. Deborah Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters

Dr. Adair is the Executive Director of Quality Matters, a widely-adopted international non-profit organization for quality assurance in online learning serving approximately 1,100 colleges and universities, education-related organizations, government entities, and K-12 institutions. Dr. Adair has held faculty appointments in management at several universities and has more than 25 years' experience in higher education, in teaching and administration, as well as non-profit leadership and management consulting. Her acknowledgments include citations from state and local governments for her work on literacy and women's issues, the Broward College Alumni Merit Award, and the Nofflet Williams Award for service to the distance learning community. 

She currently serves on advisory boards for the National University Technology Network, the Presidents' Forum, and Credential Engine. She previously served on the advisory board for the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. As an expert in quality assurance for online education, Dr. Adair is a frequent keynote speaker, presenter, and author. 

Breakout Session - 1:00-1:50 pm
QM Program Reviews - Successful Preparation and Planning
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Anne Marie Hodges, Manager, Curriculum Technology, Chamberlain University

The session will include a brief overview of Quality Matters Program Certification areas. We will showcase strategies applied to preparing for a Program Review. The importance of a QM champion and task force will be stressed. Behavioral Outcome:  Develop a strategy to obtain certification from Quality Matters for programs that indicate achievement of excellence in online learning.

Slide Presentation (PDF)

QM Program Readiness Checklist (PDF)

Closing Panel Session: Quality Online Learning - 2:00-2:45 pm
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Dr. Deborah Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters
Val Kelly, Interim Associate Vice President, Office of Continuing and Distance Education, Kent State University
David Stein, Professor, The Ohio State University
Moderator: Steve Kaufman, QM Ohio Executive Committee, Chair and QM Ohio Consortium State Lead