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Faculty Support

The Quincy College Learning Innovation Hub offers a number of opportunities for faculty to engage in ongoing professional development that supports creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. The Hub continues to expand its focus on using technology and best practices in course design and instruction to explore active learning techniques in collaboration with faculty.

Working closely with faculty, the Hub’s engagement with Quality Matters, the Canvas LMS, and other educational technologies results in optimal learning experiences in which innovative practices in teaching, course design and student assessment continue to thrive.

Available options for faculty to engage in conversations about teaching and learning, try new approaches and share what they’ve learned continue throughout each school year. Search through our Faculty Support Menu on the left for more information about our Podcast: Connections, Quality Matters, The Hub Faculty Learning Series, the Hub YouTube Channel and our Media Studio Services.

For more information about any of the faculty or support options available from the Hub, reach out to us at innovation@quincycollege.edu or call 1-617-405-5917

Quality Matters at Quincy College

Quality Matters logoQuality Matters is a highly regarded program that encourages and recognizes quality online course design. Courses are internally and externally peer-reviewed based on the QM rubric. Quincy College is proud to be a member of the nationally acclaimed Quality Matters program. Our QM affiliation supports improving online course design through the use of ongoing QM professional development, and internal and external peer-reviews. For more information about Quality Matters, please visit: https://www.qualitymatters.org/

 

Course Review Process

How Can the Learning Innovation Hub Help?

You will receive personalized assistance and support with:
● Connecting course and module level objectives to assessments and activities,
● Creating rubrics and other course documents,
● Content layout and module pages design,
● Copyright compliance, media, etc.; and
● Access to course templates, i.e. syllabus, course map (designed to meet QM requirements).

What Can You Expect Throughout the Process?

Phase I: Internal Quality Assurance (QA) Review
1. Talk with your Dean about your interest in an Official QM Course Review.
2. If your Dean approves, you then submit the QM Proposal Form to us.
3. You meet with our QM Coordinator (Lisa) to discuss course status and our pre-review or internal quality assurance process.
4. Using our internal quality assurance review, course adjustments are made in collaboration between you and Lisa or Melody. (Learn more about how a course can be prepared for an Official Review)
5. Course is submitted to QM for official QM Review.
Phase II: Official QM Review
1. Full QM Review (4-6 weeks).
2. Report is issued to you and our QM Coordinator.
Phase III: Official QM Certification
1. If the review of the course is met at 85% or more you are done!
■ You fill out completion paperwork.
2. If the review of the course is not met at 85%:
■ Complete amendments with assistance from our QM Coordinator.
■ Resubmit to QM.
■ Once the course is met at 85%, you are done!
3. Our QM Coordinator will send you the QM Certificate and adds the Official QM seal to course
4. Once the course is met at 85%, you will receive your stipend.

The Faculty Learning Series – Fridays, 12:15 – 1:00 pm via Zoom 

The Faculty Learning Series consists of weekly professional development sessions designed to allow faculty to delve into conversations about effective course design and pedagogical practices in teaching and learning. All sessions are recorded and archived, along with session notes, in the QC Learning Innovation Hub YouTube Channel

 

QC Professional Development – Keep Students Engaged with Effective Feedback (Mar 26, 2021)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the Professional Development Learning Series No. 7 talks about multiple strategies we use to engage students with effective feedback. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub) together with our fabulous QC Faculty introduced their authentic experiences and best practices in providing the feedback that would facilitate students’ engagements. Peer feedback and Critical Friends Approach have been highlighted in this presentation.

 

QC Professional Development Rubrics – Part II Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat (Mar 5, 2021)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the Professional Development Learning Series No. 7 talks about the best practices in developing rubrics. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub) and Melody Liu (Instructional Designer) and together with our fabulous QC Faculty introduced the successful strategies that being used to develop the rubrics that would address students’ needs. A few principles have been highlighted in this presentation: Self-Directed Learning (SDL), Formative & Summative Assessments, Holistic and Analytical rubrics examples. The application part: how to create a rubric in Canvas has also been introduced.

 

QC Professional Development Rubrics – Part I Using Rubrics Engage Students in Learning (Feb 12, 2021)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the Professional Development Learning Series No. 6 talks about the “why” and “how” we use rubrics to engage students in learning. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub) together with our fabulous QC Faculty introduced their authentic experiences, struggles and best practices in developing the rubrics that would address students’ needs. A few principles have been highlighted in this presentation: Self-Directed Learning (SDL), Formative & Summative Assessments, Holistic and Analytical rubrics examples.

 

QC Professional Development Learning Series – Educational Factors of Diversity  (Dec 4, 2020)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the third Professional Development Learning Series talks about “Educational Factors of Diversity”. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub), Cynthia Chapman (Student Accessibility Services Coordinator) and Melody Liu (Instructional Designer) introduced the successful strategies that being used to address diverse students’ needs from the point views of Faculty, Staff and students. A few principles have been highlighted in this presentation: UDL and differentiated instructions, and culturally responsive teaching.

QC PD Learning Series 2.Keeping Students at the Center with UDL & Differentiated Instruction (Nov, 20, 2020)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the second Professional Development Learning Series talks about “Keeping Students at the Center with UDL & Differentiated Instruction”. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub) and Melody Liu (Instructional Designer) introduced the framework of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) and why it is important to implement the UDL principles into Learning Design.

 

QC Professional Development Learning Series – Tips for Student Engagement and Interaction (Nov 13, 2020)

Provided by Quincy College Innovation Hub, the first Professional Development Learning Series talks about “Tips for Student Engagement and Interaction”. Lisa Desruisseaux (Director of Learning Innovation Hub) and Melody Liu (Instructional Designer) introduced the successful strategies that being used to boost student engagement and interaction in both face-to-face classes and online learning environments.

Coming soon…

QC Learning Innovation Media Studio 

Bring your course content to life with the help of our full-service media studio. The use of media establishes teacher presence and promotes student engagement in our online and on-campus courses. All phases of media production are offered including video recording & editing, lightboard use, Canvas integration and closed-captioning.  

The QC Learning Innovation Hub offers a variety of media services to faculty and staff. 

Services Include 

Studio Recording 

Use high quality equipment to record lectures, interviews or guest speakers. Faculty can read off a teleprompter or lecture with a video embedded within their presentation. 

On-location Recording 

Mobile production team to record video at a remote location.  

Green-Screen 

Display immersive imagery as the background of lectures or presentations. 

Self-service Recording 

Screen capture system (Camtasia) to record quality audio, video and even on-screen annotations with available support.  

Audio Recordings 

Record voice-overs, podcasts or music recordings.  

Lightboard Recording 

Use our professional lightboard to create your own videos that allow you to write and draw while maintaining eye contact to teach in a meaningful and engaging way. We will film right through the glass and mirror your image so the orientation appears correct to your students.  

Request Service from Media Studio Service Request Form

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