Defining Quality in Blended Programs

Wednesday, September 15 | 3:35PM–3:45PM
Session Type: Professional Development

In the spring of 2010, the new fully blended Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Simmons College received CCNE accreditation. While many criteria factored into the accreditation process, a central concern was how to measure the quality of blended courses. The Department of Academic Technology developed tools for formative faculty self-evaluation and summative student and instructional designer/technologist evaluation that enabled the program coordinator to show the accrediting board the results of a well-constructed assessment plan. This session will discuss the design and purpose of the assessment tools and offer a suggested approach to define quality in blended programs.