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Ohio QM Annual Member Meeting

Register Today
Thursday, May 3, 2018 
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kent State University Student Center

Registration for the Annual Member Meeting is open and closes on Friday, April 27, 2018. 

Share your registration status on social media using #QMOhio2018.

Keynote Address
Dr. Deborah Adair
Executive Director, Quality Matters

Sponsored by the Ohio QM Consortium, the 2018 Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting (QM AMM) brings together staff and faculty interested in Quality Matters from over 60 Ohio member institutions. Join us for information sessions and exciting discussions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives and implementation, designing online courses with the QM rubric, and much more. This event is free to all faculty and staff of Ohio QM Consortium member institutions. 

Conference Registration

For the Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting 

This event is free to all faculty and staff of Ohio QM Consortium member institutions. 

About the QM AMM
  • Hands-on information sessions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives, including: 
    • Research opportunities
    • Faculty development initiatives
    • Online accessibility
    • Instructional strategies for learner interaction and engagement
    • Competency-based education
    • And more!
  • Q&A with the Ohio QM Executive Committee
  • Networking with peers from around the state
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided
  • FREE to Ohio QM Consortium members, including Kent State faculty and staff
Keynote Speaker - Deborah Adair

Deborah Adair, Ph.D.

Dr. Adair is the Executive Director of Quality Matters, a widely-adopted international non-profit organization for quality assurance in online learning serving approximately 1,100 colleges and universities, education-related organizations, government entities, and K-12 institutions. Dr. Adair has held faculty appointments in management at several universities and has more than 25 years' experience in higher education, in teaching and administration, as well as non-profit leadership and management consulting. Her acknowledgments include citations from state and local governments for her work on literacy and women's issues, the Broward College Alumni Merit Award, and the Nofflet Williams Award for service to the distance learning community. 

She currently serves on advisory boards for the National University Technology Network, the Presidents' Forum, and Credential Engine. She previously served on the advisory board for the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. As an expert in quality assurance for online education, Dr. Adair is a frequent keynote speaker, presenter, and author. 

Learn more about Deborah Adair and Quality Matters.

Call for Proposals - Closed

Important Dates and Information

Proposals are no longer being accepted

  • Proposal deadline was Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Questions regarding proposals can be submitted to Dr. Mary Hricko at mhricko@kent.edu or Dr. Bethany Simunich at bsimunic@kent.edu 

Session proposals should be related to the use of Quality Matters. Ideas include:

  • Best Practices of Quality Matters implementation
  • Applying the QM rubric or strategies for addressing individual standards
  • Achieving alignment or other instructional design topics
  • Preparing a course for a QM review
  • Measuring the impact of Quality Matters
  • Instructional/design strategies for learner interaction and engagement
  • Faculty development activities and programs
  • Quality Matters program development
  • Quality Matters and student success
  • Research opportunities using the QM rubric, process, or professional development
  • Information on Open Educational Resources (OER), accessibility, etc., as related to QM

Session Types

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length, with 45 minutes of presentation time, and 15 left for Q&A, speaker introduction, etc. 

  • Individual or Group Presentation: This session type will provide participants with an opportunity to learn new concepts or increase their current skills or knowledge. Joint proposals/inter-institutional proposals are highly encouraged! 
  • Panel Session: Panels are 3 or more people with different roles/different perspectives and/or from different institutions. A moderator can be provided, or can be part of the proposal
  • Applied Workshop: Interactive, applied sessions. Great for BYOD topics, hands-on topics, discussion topics, "think pair share" approaches, etc.
  • Posters: Posters will be available for viewing during the day, and also be a separate breakout session where attendees can speak with the poster presenter
Hotel Reservations

Need to stay in a hotel the night before or night after the Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member's Meeting?

Hotel discount rates are available May 2 and May 3, 2018, at the hotels below. 

Kent State Hotel & Conference Center (Hotel reservation must be made by Tuesday, April 24)
215 South Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240
Rate: $109 a day (breakfast included; parking extra $10 a day)
Mention code OHQM to receive the discounted rate
Book a room online or by calling the hotel at 330-346-0100. Use code OHQM to receive your discounted rate. 

Holiday Inn Express (Hotel reservation must be made by Friday, April 20)
1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240
Rate: $95 plus tax (breakfast included) 
Book a room by calling the hotel at 330-673-9200 and mention you are with the Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member's Meeting. 

Hampton Inn (Hotel reservation must be made by Friday, April 20)
4406 Ohio 43, Kent, OH 44240
Rate: $89 double; $99 single king plus tax (breakfast included) 
Book a room by calling the hotel at 330-673-8555 and mention you are with the Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member's Meeting. 

Parking on the Kent Campus

Parking for the 2018 Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting is free

The Kent Student Center Visitor Parking is located in front of the Student Center on Summit Street.

If you are using GPS, the Student Center is located at 1075 Risman Dr., Kent, OH 44242. 

When you enter the Visitor Parking lot, you will receive a ticket. Please bring this ticket with you to the registration table outside the Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center. We will validate your parking at that time. If you arrive late or are unable to validate your parking during registration, you may see a Student Center representative at any time for validation. 

If you are unable to find parking in the Student Center parking lot, please park in the C Campus Center West Parking Lot, which is located across Summit Street. 

You can utilize the Summit Street Map (PDF) for further directions. 

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Also, please be aware that we are currently making improvements to our campus which does include road construction. Summit Street will only be operational one-way as denoted on the map image and PDF above. 

Beginning Thursday, April 12, motorists should use Risman Drive to enter the Kent Student Center parking lot. View map of the construction area (PDF). Project updates are available at www.kent.edu/summitstreet. If you are coming from I-76, the best route to use to get to the Student Center Visitor Parking is to take State Route 43 to Summit Street. 

**If you need further assistance with directions, please contact the Student Center Help Desk at 330-672-2554 (from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)