Leading Quality Matters

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Mrs. Channell Cook (left) and Dr. Laura Lane-Worley are pictured following their presentation at Quality Matters.

Dr. Laura Lane-Worley and Mrs. Channell Cook presented at the Quality Matters Connect Conference: 11th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning on October 28, 2019 in Grapevine, Texas. The presentation “Building Excellence: A Community of Online Teaching and Learning where Quality Matters” engaged learners in interactive activities related to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Faculty Professional Development planning based on Lee College’s cohort model of faculty engagement in designated Quality Matters sessions.

Reviews from participants indicated, “Excellent presentation and very interactive.  They had a great story to tell with useful tips and ideas along the way.  Did a very nice job of engaging the audience and promoting audience participation!”

Lee College is considered a leader in the Texas Consortium of Quality Matters based on the number of faculty and administrators who have completed the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certification (QM – TOC).

To date 45 full-time teaching faculty, two counselors, a librarian, a completion coach, an instructional designer, and a grant director have completed the QM – TOC. Currently, 32 teaching faculty, a counselor, a librarian, the Deans, and two instructional administrators are participating in the fourth cohort of the Quality Matters designated Teaching Online Certification sessions. While the first three cohorts completing the QM-TOC were funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s FIPSE grant, this year’s cohort is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V and Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grants along with Lee College’s Distance Education Learning Technology Fee. For more information regarding Quality Matters, contact Channell Cook (ccook@lee.edu) or Laura Lane-Worley (llaneworley@lee.edu).