Apply for the QM Cohort!

November 28, 2022

Ready to boost your online teaching knowledge, gain certification in best online practices, and receive $500 for your time? Then read on! 

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The QM Cohort

Clemson Online is excited to announce the first QM Cohort starting in Spring 2023! This program is an opportunity for instructors to be trained in applying the QM Rubric to a course of their choosing. That course will also undergo a rigorous review by the Clemson Online internal review team. Quality Matters (QM) is an internationally recognized standard bearer for quality online education. The QM Rubric, in its 6th edition, is built on continuous research about best practices which range from organizing course content to providing accessible instructional materials.

Benefits of the Cohort 

By the end of this cohort, you will have:

  • Applied fundamental best practices to online course design.
  • Completed professional development training for your CV.
  • Earned a certification and a digital badge from QM in Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR).
  • Earned Clemson Online QM Essentials badge to display in your course when it successfully meets standards.
  • Received a $500 stipend for your time and effort.

QM Cohort 2023 Details and Application

Instructors who have taught a fully online or hybrid course at least once may submit that course to the program.

  • Applications opened on November 1st, 2022, and remain open until January 30th, 2023.
  • Cohort participants will be notified by February 6th, 2023.
  • Participants must complete the following by June 30, 2023.
    • Attend an orientation meeting (hybrid modality).
    • Complete the two-week asynchronous online Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop facilitated by Sharyn Emery, Ph.D.
    • Submit the course for a QM review with the Clemson Online review team.
      • Meet for Pre-review and post-review meetings with the review team.
      • Make any necessary amendments to the course per the review team’s suggestions for the course to meet QM Rubric standards.
    • Attend two cohort meetings for progress check-in (hybrid modality).
    • Complete the end-of-program survey.

Apply for the QM Cohort 2023!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 1

Quick Hits: How to Manage Gradebooks – Finalizing Grades

Now that the end of the semester is upon you, it’s time to determine and process final grades. Join us to see what steps you can take to ensure that scores are adding up correctly and that your final grades are accurate. Facilitated by Axel Ruiz, Learning Technology Specialist. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event.

Wednesday, December 7

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

As we cross the finish line on another Fall semester, do yourself a small favor before taking your well-deserved winter break: join us to discuss best practices in preparing for next semester. In this session we will cover exporting and importing Canvas course content, identifying one actionable change to make in your course, reviewing your course learning objectives, and ensuring they align with the rest of the course. Join us in person at Cooper 309 or virtually through Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page to look at the rest of the development events we are offering in Fall 2022.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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