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A Suite Of Quality Scorecards: What Are They? How Can I Use Them?

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Presenter(s)
Karen Pedersen (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
Kaye Shelton (Lamar University, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 10:15am
Track: 
Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Theory/Conceptual Framework
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Northern Hemisphere A2
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 6
Abstract

Since 2011 with the launch of the Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard, hundreds of faculty members and administrators just like you have learned about the Quality Scorecard and implemented it on their campuses. Now the Online Learning Consortium is building out a ‘suite’ of scorecards. This session will provide an overview of the direction for these research-based tools. So, if you have implemented the Quality Scorecard or attended a past Quality Scorecard session, you will not want to miss this one We have new and exciting advances to share! 

Extended Abstract

The OLC Quality Scorecard is a 75 indicator roadmap to help you drive quality conversations on your campus around program quality. Designed for online programs, the Scorecard has been used by institutions as part of their institutional self-study for accreditation visits. Additionally, by deploying the scorecard institutions can engage in continuous improvement initiatives by identifying those critical areas where an action plan is needed to ensure organizational/institutional change with a focus on quality. If you are new to the Scorecard, thinking about implementing it or have actually implemented it on your campus…this is a great session for you! You’ll also learn about what’s new and what’s on the horizon. 

Lead Presenter
Karen PedersenDr. Karen Pedersen recently stepped into the role as Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Prior to joining OLC, Pedersen served as the Associate Vice President for Extended Campuses at Northern Arizona University. In this role she was responsible for leading a system-wide enrollment management transformation as well as managing marketing, technology, and academic operations. Previously, she served as the Vice President for Professional Studies at Southwestern College (Kansas) for eleven years. Her responsibilities included envisioning and building an online program from the ground up (including seeking regional accreditation approval) and launching over 25 innovative online programs. Additionally, Pedersen had responsibility for expanding military partnerships, engaging in strategic infrastructure projects, as well as positioning the institution in an enrollment growth trajectory. Pedersen also held the academic associate dean and dean roles at Upper Iowa University’s Extended University. In these roles she was responsible for curriculum development, resolving academic issues, supporting learner success, as well as faculty hiring, training, and evaluation. She also built the foundations for an online operation and traveled internationally to develop partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia while at UIU. Prior to starting her administrative career, Pedersen served as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Pedersen holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a doctor of philosophy degree from Oklahoma State University. She has been active with the OLC Quality Scorecard, deploying it at two institutions and serving as an OLC instructor and reviewer.
  
Kaye SheltonKaye Shelton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education's Center for Doctoral Studies at Lamar University. Previously as the Dean of Online Education for Dallas Baptist University, she led the development and ongoing operations of their online education programs with over 55 majors and degrees offered fully online. She is certified as an online instructor, teaching online since 1999, and also an online education consultant. Her education includes an M.S. in Education emphasizing Online Teaching and Learning from California State University-East Bay and a PhD in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) from the University of Nebraska. She has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of online education, including a book entitled An Administrator's Guide to Online Education. Winner of two exemplary online course awards, a Sloan-C Effective Practice award and the John R. Bourne award for her research on the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs, the NCPEA Morphet Dissertation award, and 2014 CITE award, she has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops, regarding the creation of an online education program and the best practices for teaching online and faculty support. She has also served as an adviser regarding online education programs for several peer institutions. Dr. Shelton has been a mentor with the Sloan-C teaching certificate program since its inception and teaches workshops on the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs.