In August 2011 the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission selected QM for statewide adoption. This session focuses on the planning, support, and buy-in that occurred, resulting in approximately 150 faculty being trained in the "Applying the QM Rubric" in the first months of implementation; an initial cohort of statewide peer and master reviewers being created in the first six months of implementation; and how the training led to the development and peer review of 12 courses for a new statewide portal for college completion that all met QM standards.
Dr. Roxann Humbert is the Statewide Director for Higher Education e-Learning for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. In that role she is responsible for setting policy related to online learning, chairing the West Virginia Virtual Learning Network forum, directing the development of a statewide portal for hosting competency based continuous enrollment online courses, conducting Quality Matters “Applying the Rubric” training, facilitating the online course peer review process, and serving as the WV State Educational Technology and Electronic Campus representative to the Southern Regional Education Board(SREB).
Roxann is on leave from her position as Graduate Associate Professor of Education at Fairmont State University but continues to teach classes in the Masters of Education in Online Learning in an adjunct capacity. She has an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology specializing in Quantitative Methods. In 2003 she received her Master Online Teacher Graduate Certificate from the University of Illinois. She has made over 50 regional, national, and state presentations on online learning, faculty development, and evaluation of online technologies and is a certified higher education, publisher, and k12 Quality Matters Peer and Master.
She previously served as the Director of Learning Technologies for Fairmont State University from 2001-2010 where she was responsible for developing an online course development grant program, WebCT Faculty Mentoring programs, conducting technology training for faculty, staff, and administrators, and directing the Learning Technologies Center which was responsible for the college’s instructional technology, training and online learning functions.
In 2009 she was selected to serve as a consultant to assist with the Governor’s initiative to develop an online Medicaid Training Program and was awarded the West Virginia Governor’s Office of Technology Award 2000 for the statewide implementation of the WebCT Learning Management System.