7th Annual QM Conference

Join us to learn, connect, and share ways to explore existing and emerging quality assurance strategies and tools to improve learning experiences for our students.
Dates 01 Nov 2015 12:00 am (UTC -6) 04 Nov 2015 12:00 am (UTC -6)
Place (View On Map) San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

The 7th Annual QM Conference features inspired discussions and the sharing of best practices. The QM community collaborates to shape education's future.

7th Annual QM Conference is a place to learn, connect, and share. Together, we are continuously improving experiences for learners.

7th Annual QM Conference Content

The concentrations for this year's presentations and posters will offer big ideas, the latest research and valuable tools in the following areas:

  • Measuring the Impact of QM on a Variety of Course and Institutional Areas
  • Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
  • K-12 Priorities and Challenges
  • Policy Watch
  • Leveraging the Power of Online Learning to Facilitate Quality Degree Completion
  • New Directions for QM
  • Next-Generation Technology Impacts on Quality in Online Learning

7th Annual QM Conference Keynote Speakers

Experts will address competency-based education (CBE), including the universal design principles quality programs share. The panel will discuss key features of various institutional models and approaches to program design, instructional technology and delivery, pedagogy, and faculty roles. A policy expert will update participants on competency-based education-related federal regulation and policy including the HEA Reauthorization, Experimental Sites, and financial aid.

  • Dr. Alison Kadlec (Facilitator), Sr. VP & Director of Higher Education and Workforce Programs, Public Agenda
  • Dr. Laurie Dodge, Vice Provost and Vice Chancellor at Brandman University and Chair of the Competency-Based Education Network
  • Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director for Higher Education, New America Foundation and author of "Cracking the Credit Hour"
  • Dr. Charla Long, Founding Dean of Lipscomb University's College of Professional Studies and creator of their CBE program, consultant to Public Agenda
  • Brian Fleming, Senior Analyst, Eduventures

Who should attend the 7th Annual QM Conference?

If you are committed to quality assurance in higher education, K-12, educational publishing or continuing and professional education, there will be content for you.

  • Institutional Leaders (President, Chancellor, Provost, Vice President, Principal, Superintendent, etc.)
  • Program Administrators (Dean, Director, Manager, Coordinator, Assistant Principal, etc.)
  • Faculty (Course Instructor, Adjunct, Facilitator, etc.)
  • Instructional Support Staff (Instructional Designer, Instructional Technologist, etc.)

7th Quality Matters Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning (7th Annual QM Conference) will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (Texas, USA) on November 1 - 4, 2015.

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