For the Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting
This event is free to all faculty and staff of Ohio QM Consortium member institutions.
Registration for the Annual Member Meeting is open and closes on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Share your registration status on social media using #QMOhio2018.
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.
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.
Proposals are no longer being accepted
Session proposals should be related to the use of Quality Matters. Ideas include:
Sessions will be 60 minutes in length, with 45 minutes of presentation time, and 15 left for Q&A, speaker introduction, etc.
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 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.
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.)