Quality Matters: Improving Your Online Course (Recruiting Instructors!)

The Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) is recruiting faculty who currently teach at least one online course and who would be interested in participating in the free Quality Matters (QM) workshop “Improving Your Online Course (IYOC).” Following this workshop, a professional instructional designer will assist you in revising your course. In brief, we are studying how a Quality Matters professional development experience can lead to course revisions that impact student success.

Please note that your participation in this study would not start until the spring 2022 semester.

We are recruiting faculty who currently teach at least one online course and who would be interested in participating in the free Quality Matters (QM) workshop  “Improving Your Online Course (IYOC).” Following this workshop, a professional instructional designer will assist you in revising your course. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to:

  • Share your online course with our research team. 
  • Successfully complete the IYOC workshop.
  • Work with an instructional designer to improve your course.
  • Complete a short reflection questionnaire. 
  • Distribute a student success survey in your online course.
  • Possibly participate in a reflective interview, conducted via Zoom.

More information about your role as a participant can be found in the Participant Process Handout.

Please note that you will not be identified in the study. All personal information will be de-identified, and all results will be reported anonymously, using pseudonyms.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the consent form survey link below and fill it out. Please fill out the consent survey by November 30, 2021. One of the research team members will then follow up with you to provide the next steps. 

Please complete the Faculty Consent Survey to confirm your participation.

“An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.” 

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Nicole Schmidt

When

4:17 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 to 4:17 p.m. Feb. 1, 2022

Event Contacts

Nicole Schmidt