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August 19, 2021

QM ConnectLX Keynote Just Announced and More HE News!

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An item from the folks at QM.

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Higher Education News

August 2021

Paper Reveals Faculty Perceptions of PD
As CHLOE 6 highlighted, institutions are prioritizing professional development for those who teach online, including quality assurance training. But is it beneficial? Kevin Kaatz, Associate Professor at California State University East Bay, decided to find out. The short answer: yes! Ninety-six percent of those surveyed said the professional development they received — which included many QM offerings — was helpful. Watch as Kevin shares some highlights. Then review his full paper for the details.
Just Announced: QM ConnectLX Keynote
QM Connect LX Online Conference

Workshops: Oct. 28 & 29
Sessions: Nov. 3-5

Pricing for the conference begins at $300.

Register Now
As QM Executive Director Dr. Deb Adair noted earlier this year, the definition of quality needs to change from one of exclusiveness to one of inclusiveness. So how do we get there? Explore a key path forward during QM ConnectLX when keynote speaker Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor for the California Community Colleges CVC-OEI/@ONE, presents “Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity.”

During her presentation, Michelle will explore the important role relationships play in student success and how human connections are key to closing equity gaps in higher education and online courses. She will showcase a model of online faculty development that is shifting professor mindsets about online courses in California, while honing their digital fluency and advancing their knowledge of the social-psychological aspect of learning.

Michelle’s keynote will kick off three days of hands-on, practical learning with something for everyone from administrators to frontline faculty. Secure your spot before the price increases on September 2.

Have You Claimed Your QM Digital Credentials?
Find out why Steve Kaufman from the University of Akron thinks now is the perfect time

Culturally Responsive Course Design
Quick tip
Creating meaningful online interactions and engaging students is a challenge faced by many educators. One solution — focus on inclusive design and pedagogical practices that incorporate and reflect the diversity that your students bring to the online classroom.

Start by adding examples, images and illustrations that reflect the diversity of the population in your course. For example, include contributions and voices of underrepresented groups such as individuals with disabilities, women and a variety of racial and ethnic groups.

Learn more at this fall’s QM ConnectLX Conference! Several sessions will focus on inclusive course design, including:

Secure your spot at QM ConnectLX today!

Please join us in congratulating the following Higher Education, Publisher and Continuing & Professional Education members for having one or more courses recently QM Certified:
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Texas A & M International University
The University of Texas at Arlington
University of Cincinnati
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University of Southern Indiana
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University of West Georgia
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Welcome New Members
Fayetteville Technical Community College
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North-West University
Ohio Department of Education
The University of Queensland
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University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

Learn More About QM Membership >>

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