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In This Issue FY14 Update Get Recognized: QM Award Nominations Close May 31 Register Now for the 5th Annual Conference
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Fee Updates for FY14
In July, we are implementing a fee change for the
Higher Education Peer Review Course and for some QM course reviews. In an effort to increase efficiencies for subscribers, we are offering new payment options for the independently delivered APPQMR workshops. For FY14, we are freezing subscription fees as well as fees for most of our services at FY 2012-2013 levels.
QM will begin implementing new subscription benefit models and contracts in FY14 as subscriptions come up for renewal; however, the subscription fees will remain the same for existing subscribers at their current benefits level.
If your organization has individuals interested in becoming QM peer reviewers or is planning its QM implementation budget, now is the time to register or pre-pay for this course.
Under this license, QM has provided course review oversight, the QM certification mark and registration at no additional charge. These costs will not increase in FY14 for those already subscribing at this level. As of July 1, 2013, QM will apply an administrative fee of $100 per subscriber-managed course review for any new subscriber or those subscribers adding these licenses to their basic subscriptions.
Fee Schedule Update for FY14The subscriber fee schedule for FY14 runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. FY14 changes are described below. Please note that the cost of a basic subscription in FY14 will remain the same as in FY12. A QM subscription includes access to the QM Rubric, the course review management system (CRMS), personalized data portals and customizable institutional activity reports. The subscription also includes discounts for professional development workshops and courses, course reviews and QM conferences and events. QM will begin implementing new subscription benefit models and contracts in FY14 as subscriptions come up for renewal; however, the subscription fees will remain the same for existing subscribers and their current benefits level.
Higher Education Peer Review Course (PRC) Fee Changes
The Higher Education Peer Reviewer Course is $150 for subscribers and $300 for non-subscribers. This pricing is in effect until June 30, 2013. Beginning July 1, 2013, the Higher Education PRC will increase to $200 for subscribers and $350 for non-subscribers. There are still several weeks in which to register for the course at the current fee. If your organization has individuals interested in becoming QM peer reviewers or is an institution planning their QM implementation budget, now is the time to register or pre-pay for this course.
Independent APPQMR Online Pre-Payment Option
QM now offers a pre-payment option for technology fees associated with independently delivered APPQMR workshops. The $25.00 technology fee will remain the same. No further discounts will be applied. Pre-payments alleviate stress on purchasing departments that can come from paying out small invoices over the year. We understand this can be problematic. Institutions paying their fees with their subscriptions may find this option more convenient.
Pre-payment levels include:
$1000= 40 x $25
$1250= 50 x $25
$2500= 100 x $25
$5000= 200 x $25
The same standard applies for groups of more than 200 participants. Those declining to pre-pay for seats will continue to be invoiced at $25.00 per enrollment at the conclusion of the session. If you are a subscriber with license to deliver the APPQMR workshop to your faculty and staff, this new option begins July 1, 2013.
QM Course Reviews
Subscriber-Managed Course Reviews
Higher education subscription packages that provide licenses to conduct the APPQMR workshop and subscriber-managed course reviews are currently $3300 ($1650 for the licenses and the basic subscription fee of $1650.) Under this license, QM has provided oversight, the QM certification mark and registration at no additional charge. These costs will not increase in FY14 for those already subscribing at this level. As of July 1, 2013, QM will apply an administrative fee of $100 for any new subscriber or those subscribers adding these licenses to their basic subscriptions. Beginning in FY15, this fee will be applied to all subscriber-managed course reviews for current and new subscribers.
K-12 Course Reviews
K-12 course reviews are currently at our introductory rates of $750 for subscribers and $1000 for non-subscribers. Beginning July 1, 2013, K-12 course reviews will be $1000 for subscribers and $1400 for non-subscribers. If your organization wishes to conduct course reviews at the FY13 rate, now is the time to submit your course for review. Read more.
Publisher Course Reviews for Higher Education and K-12
Publisher course reviews are now available as full reviews, template reviews and content reviews. The subscriber fee for full reviews, currently $1000, will increase to $1200 on July 1, 2013. This increase will allow QM to increase the reviewer stipends for these longer reviews. If you wish to conduct course reviews at the FY13 rate, now is the time to submit your course for review. Read more.
Template: $ 2800
Get Recognized: QM Award Nominations Close May 31
2012 QM Award Winner Indiana Wesleyan University(from left) Cathy Church, Amanda Fletcher, Kim Mierau, QM’s Brenda Boyd
The “Making a Difference for Students” awards - given each year to people or institutions working hard to promote and improve the quality of online education - recognize those whose work aligns with QM’s mission to improve quality assurance in online education.See the 2012 award winners.The nomination submission deadline is Friday, May 31, just three weeks away! Submit a nomination.
Registration Open For 5th Annual Conference
Registration for the 5th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning is open! This year’s conference theme is ”Celebrating 10 Years of Making Quality Matter – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead.” Join the QM community October 1-4 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tennessee. We look forward to seeing you there!
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