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QMOhio 2017 Year in Review

It’s been a great year for The Ohio Quality Matters Consortium

We’ve seen the number of individuals who have completed training from Quality Matters rise to over 5,000 people. We currently have 246 peer reviewers, 57 facilitators, and 61 master reviewers. Since 2006, there have been 296 QM recognized courses in our state, and the pace at which we have been utilizing our bartering system to facilitate reviews has increased dramatically.

Our annual member meeting this past year was held at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College with a total of 86 attendees. The presentations from our members were fantastic and provided insight into how QM is being implemented across the state.

The consortium has dedicated substantial resources into professional development for our membership. We have spent over $13,000 to help member institutions increase and maintain their peer reviewer, master reviewer, and facilitator ranks. Our executive committee now has representation from across the state, adding 6 new individuals to the team and further refining roles:

  • Dr. Ziad Akir, Washington State Community College – Southeast Ohio Representative
  • Dr. Lisa Clark, The University of Northwestern Ohio – Northwest Ohio Representative
  • Tammy Macek, Lorain County Community College – Co-Director of Professional Development
  • Dr. Paula Reams, Kettering College – Southwest Ohio Representative
  • Dr. Bethany Simunich, Kent State University – QMC State Co-Lead
  • Dr. David Stein, The Ohio State University – Central Ohio Representative

We have seen the addition of a new member institution, John Carroll University, and also had 9 individuals from the State of Ohio attend the QM Connect conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Our consortium remains the largest QM subscriber system, and we have a wonderful representative on the Quality Matters Board of Directors through Dr. Savilla Banister from Bowling Green State University.

Moving Forward

The consortium has numerous plans in the works for 2018. Our annual member meeting will be held on May 3rd at Kent State University, with our featured keynote speaker, Dr. Deb Adair, Executive Director of Quality Matters. We plan on refining our facilitator handbook, creating new documentation for helping member institutions increase QM adoption, providing localized QM mentors throughout the state, and utilizing our community forum to provide on-demand how-to guides/videos for conducting course reviews. We are pulling together research on QM in Ohio and plan to use that information to come up with new additional resources for our membership.

The work of our member institutions should not be understated. The State of Ohio is very interested in how we ensure quality in our online offerings. The consortium continues to serve as a model for other states looking to increase awareness and collaboration with QM. As we enter 2018, we will continue to build on our past success and work to increase the number of QM recognized courses and member institutions. It is the work of hundreds of individuals across Ohio that makes our consortium strong, and their dedication to improving the online learning experience for our learners is sincerely appreciated.

Happy Holidays, and have a great start to 2018!

– Steve K.
Chair, QM Ohio Executive Committee

 

 

QMOhio 2017 Year in Review 2018-01-05T10:56:18+00:00

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 QM Recognized Courses!

Great course design should be recognized, and in keeping with that end, we would like to congratulate the following institutions, course representatives, and QMC’s on their Fall 2017 QM Recognized courses! Your dedication to quality and the student experience is appreciated!

 

Baldwin Wallace University
EDU 520 – Issues in Educational Technology
Course Representative: Susan Finelli
QMC: Kingley Magpoc

Clark State Community College
MTH 1060 – Business Mathematics
Course Representative: Robert Adkins
QMC: Cindra Phillips

Cleveland State University
PHL 446/546 – Ethics of Human Reproduction
Course Representative: Sonya Charles
QMC: Sarah Rutland

Cleveland State University
NUR 511 – Intro to Forensic Nursing
Course Representative: Maria Gibson
QMC: Sarah Rutland

Cleveland State University
HED 592 – Health Literacy and Health Care
Course Representative: Amy Thompson
QMC: Sarah Rutland

Cleveland State University
CHM 251 – College Chemistry I
Course Representative: Anne O’Connor
QMC: Sarah Rutland

Cleveland State University
CHM 252 – College Chemistry II
Course Representative: Anne O’Connor
QMC: Sarah Rutland

Kent State University
CS 61002 – Algorithms and Programming I
Course Representative: Maha Allouzi
QMC: Amy Grincewicz

Kent State University
HESC 340 – Legal and Ethical Considerations in Health Care
Course Representative: Elizabeth Golba
QMC: Nancy Colletti

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
HUMN 420 – Ethical Issues
Course Representative: Miriam Abbott
QMC: Jami Nininger

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
NURS 360 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Course Representative: Beverly Gish
QMC: Jami Nininger

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
NURS 409 – Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult
Course Representative: Missy Mohler
QMC: Jami Nininger

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
NURS 490 W2B – Capstone Experience
Course Representative: Anna Waterman
QMC: Jami Nininger

The University of Findlay
EDUC 790 – Dissemination of Research
Course Representative: Nicole Williams
QMC: Nicole Williams

The University of Toledo
ART 1030 – Multi-Cultural Art Appreciation
Course Representative: Jason Cox
QMC: Rachel Barnes

The University of Toledo
CHEM 5230 – Chemistry of Sustainable Materials
Course Representative: Dean Giolando
QMC: Rachel Barnes

The University of Toledo
CHEM 6200 – Green Chemistry
Course Representative: Mark Mason
QMC: Rachel Barnes

The University of Toledo
CI 3440 – Phonics and Word Identification for Middle Childhood Education
Course Representative: Susan Parks
QMC: Rachel Barnes

The University of Toledo
HIM 4500 – Health Informatics and Information Management
Course Representative: Marie Janes
QMC: Mingli Xiao

The University of Toledo
HIM 4230 – Compliance and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Course Representative: Nilgun Sezginis
QMC: Mingli Xiao

The University of Toledo
RCRT 6000 – Issues and Trends in Recreation and Recreation Therapy
Course Representative: Eric Longsdorf
QMC: Rachel Barnes

The University of Toledo
HIM 2350 – Reimbursement Methodologies
Course Representative: Nilgun Sezginis
QMC: Mingli Xiao

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 QM Recognized Courses! 2018-01-05T10:56:18+00:00