Where can I find information on QM's FIPSE grant?
Here is some general information on the FIPSE Grant Project of MarylandOnline originally entitled "Quality Matters: Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Learning"
  • Award Amount: $509,177
  • Term: 3 years (September 2003 - August 2006)
  • Fiscal Agent: Prince George's Community College
  • MarylandOnline Community Colleges: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Chesapeake, College of Southern Maryland, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Wor-Wic
  • MarylandOnline Senior Institutions: Capital College, Morgan State University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland University College, Villa Julie College
  • External Partners: Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Kentucky Virtual University, Michigan Virtual Community College Consortium, Portland Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Sloan Consortium, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Towson University, Western Cooprative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET)
Key Outcomes
  • Develop agreements among partner institutions leading to a replicable pathway for inter-institutional quality assurance (QA) and online course improvement.
  • Implement a faculty-centered, peer review-based, consortium-wide process to certify the quality of online courses and of online components.
  • Create F2F and online training for faculty participants.
  • Engage chief academic officers and faculty to assure that participating institutions give sufficient priority to implement and sustain the shared QA process.
  • Expand resource sharing and increase the number of articulation agreements among partner institutions.
Project Management Team
  • Mary Wells, Prince George's/MarylandOnline — Co-Director
  • Christina Sax, UMUC — Co-Director
  • Cynthia France, Chesapeake Community College — Instructional Design Advisor
  • Jurgen Hilke, Frederick Community College — Faculty Advisor
  • John Sener, Sener Learning Services — Project Evaluator
  • Wendy Gilbert, MarylandOnline — Director, MarylandOnline
  • Kay Kane, Prince George's Community College — Project Coordinator