Eleven Newly Certified Courses at Seven Minnesota State Institutions

The following courses received QM Certification in February 2017!

Please congratulate these faculty course developers for their commitment to creating courses that demonstrate quality course design principles.

Quality Matters LogoThese courses have been formally reviewed and meet Quality Matters Standards for course design.  QM certified courses are listed in QM’s national database of certified courses and each faculty member has been given a QM seal to display with the online or blended course.

Alexandria Technical and Community College

SOCS 1400 Introduction to Sociology     Faculty/ Course Developer: Cindy Hager

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

PHIL1171 Ethics     Faculty/ Course Developer: Ruthanne Crapo

Minnesota State University, Mankato

MBA 612 Data Analysis and Statistics for Managers     Faculty/ Course Developer: Claudia Pragman

Northland Community and Technical College

BIOL2252 Anatomy and Physiology 1     Faculty/ Course Developer: Tina Moody
BIOL2254 Anatomy and Physiology 2     Faculty/ Course Developer: Tina Moody  

Riverland Community College

GSCM 1510 Workplace Human Relations     Faculty/ Course Developer: Melissa Diegnau
BUSO 1608 Proofreading     Faculty/ Course Developer: Sherry Vietor
BUSO 1655 Customer Relationship     Faculty/ Course Developer: Melissa Diegnau

Saint Paul College

BIOL 1471 Medical Terminology     Faculty/ Course Developer: Kirstin Purcell

Winona State University

HLA325 Transcultural Issues in Healthcare     Faculty/ Course Developer: Annette Caflisch
HLA 452 Financial Resource Management     Faculty/ Course Developer: Jenny Prochnow

View the list of all courses that have met QM Standards within the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State & University of Minnesota.

STAR Symposium 2017 Wrap-up

Thank you to Presenters and Participants

Thanks to all who worked to make the 2017 STAR Symposium a great success and to all of the presenters and participants from across the United States and Canada. The all-day virtual conference was held February 10, 2017. Here’s a quick summary of the day:

  • The day started with a Keynote by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) on the importance of moving towards the use of open educational practices in our courses. His session, Innovating with Openness: Changing Our Approach, was recorded and is meant to be shared.
  • The symposium featured twenty concurrent sessions that were delivered via four virtual meeting rooms throughout the day. A full list of sessions and presenters can be viewed in the STAR Symposium Conference Guide.
  • The day concluded with a Featured Session by Dr. Hope Nordstrom & Keith O’Neal (both from Lipscomb University). Their session, EduBytes- The Digital Tool Buffet, was also recorded.
  • There were 185 participants including participants from twenty-four Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota and from twenty other institutions.
  • Altogether, there were participants and presenters from eighteen different states.
  • star-symposium-7New at this year’s symposium were the conference badges that were awarded to participants and presenters. Committee members also received a special badge.

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