Quality Efforts

Quality Matters
An internationally recognized, research-based, peer-reviewed framework for quality assurance in online course design.
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Faculty Development
Hands on learning opportunities for faculty to foster quality pedagogical practices, innovations, and techniques in order to develop and deliver high-quality instruction and engaged learner experiences. University of Alaska - for everyone iTeach Online eTech...
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Instructional Design
The art of systematically creating instructional materials and learning frameworks that engage learners and make the acquisition of knowledge effective and efficient. Favorite resources Inclusive Teaching Resources & Strategies (U.Michigan CRLT) The Research Basis for...
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Alaska Quality Initiative - The Why

The University of Alaska inspires learning, and advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research, and public service, emphasizing the North and its diverse peoples.
Stabilizing College Funding Through Development of a Centralized, Robust Online Learning Environment: The grant's main objective was to improve student retention and performance through the development of robust online courses, support for online students, and an administrative framework for distance education at UAA. Highlights:  (October 2015 through September 2020) Faculty teams developed 26 online master courses (GERs) Created a new faculty media development studio (Innovative Design Studio) Improved faculty professional development and awarded 62 online teaching certificates Developed...
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Quality teaching and learning–online, offline and hybrid–is fundamental to the mission of UAF's central eCampus organization and is supported by multiple, integrated operational units and faculty development initiatives including iTeach hands-on intensive clinics, the iTeachU self-help site, the #facdev faculty development events, the  EPIC: Expanding Pedagogies & Innovative Courses series, the CITE (Chancellor's Innovation in Technology & E-Learning) Fellows program and more. For more, go to the UAF Instructional Design site: iTeachU or contact one of our team members...
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University of Alaska Southeast is comprised of three campuses - Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. The smallest of the three major University of Alaska universities, it is known for small class sizes, academic excellence, personalized attention, comprehensive student support, and a high level of student satisfaction. The mission of the University of Alaska Southeast is student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. UAS Center for...
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Working Together

Joint Effort

Quality Matters Certified Courses

Your Involvement

  • Quality Matters Training
  • Raising Accessibility Awareness
  • iTeach Online
  • Barn Raising (sprint course development)

All course numbers as of 12/02/2020.
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