Summer Institute 2014 Tuesday Keynote "Quality Matters Quickie" by U. of Arizona Instructional Designer Melody Buckner.

Five years when I first started my adventure at the University of Arizona I decided to introduce Quality Matters (QM) to the campus culture. However, I encountered a problem, lack of buy-in from administration, faculty and staff. They did not know what QM was all about and did not want to invest the time, energy or money into an unknown. We started a grassroots effort to spread the word about QM through those wonderful early adopters, but we were still missing people. We found there were opportunities at events on campus to prompt QM, but did not have a formal presentation.

I will be sharing my personal journey with Quality Matters and presenting a teaser presentation called the QM Quickie. I currently use this presentation at the University of Arizona to introduce faculty, staff and administrators to Quality Matters (QM). The main goal with the presentation is to encourage faculty to sign up for the full “Applying the QM Rubric” training. The presentation introduces the who, the what and the why of QM. I will cover the history of QM, the QM principles and process. I will also give a brief overview of the eight standards. During our presentation, I hope to engage the faculty to think deeper about their design practices through examples, discussions and stories from the field.

This QM Quickie presentation has been successful across the University of Arizona campus. Many colleges, departments and programs have invited me to come and talk to their faculty about QM and become part of the QM movement across campus. The presentation has helped with consistency of the QM message across campus. It has also become a huge time saver as the presentation is “in the can” and ready to go “on the road” with the message at a moments notice.