Professional Development

The Professional Development and Course Quality/Delivery Workgroup members work on projects that promote professional development and quality course design in online education across the state.


Professional Development Resources

  • Quality Matters
    • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
    • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
    • QM Success Stories
    • Course design guidance
    • Peer review opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate or present at special eLearning conferences
    • NW eLearn
    • Instructional Technology Council
    • Quality Matters
    • Online Learning Consortium


  1. Reduce online student dropout rates and increase student completion rates by promoting quality course design and professional development for online instruction. Support faculty and staff participation in a variety of specific eLearning conferences.
  2. Reduce higher education costs through consortial licensing.  Collaborate on statewide license for Quality Matters.  Support faculty use of this nationally recognized model for course design standards, professional development, and peer review system.

Workgroup Members

Greg Kaminski – Portland Community College
Michael Weissenfluh, Tillamook Bay Community College
Paula Ascher – Columbia Gorge Community College
Darci Adolf – Oregon Coast Community College
Cat Schleichert – Mount Hood Community College
Kirsten Horning – Clatsop Community College
David Plotkin –  Council of Instructional Administrators, Clackamas Community College
DW Wood – Clackamas Community College
Beth Hale – Chemeketa Community College
Michael Murphy – Central Oregon Community College
David Snell – Rogue Community College
Jess Winans – Linn-Benton Community College
Kristine Medyanik – Chemeketa Community College
Montessa Young – Treasure Valley Community College
David Mount – Clackamas Community College
David Edgell – Klamath Community College