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2015-2017 OCAC Certificate Recipients

The following instructors and courses have been certified through a course review process led by three peer instructors who have taught online, and selected by the Online Course Advisory Council.  These courses were reviewed to meet the UNM Online Best Practices Rubric standards in 5 Categories: Course Overview and Introduction, Instructional Elements, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment and Feedback, and Course Evaluation.

The UNM rubric was developed at the direction of the Provost by faculty members serving on the Online Course Advisory Council and approved by the Faculty Senate Teaching Enhancement Committee.  The following are the  Recipients who have been awarded the Online Course Advisory Best Practices Certificate.

Spring 2017 Recipients

  • Carmen Samora, Assistant Research Faculty
    CCS 342 Race, Culture, Gender, Class History of New Mexico
  • Robert Tepper, Principal Lecturer
    MGMT 559  Law for Accountants
  • Nuzhat Ali, Senior Lecturer I
    NURS 409 Health Policy, Economics & Systems
  • Melinda Tinkle, Associate Professor

    NURS 703 Genetic Literacy Across the Lifespan

Fall 2016 Recipients

  • Kersti Tyson, Assistant Professor
    EDUC 361 Teaching Mathematics K-8
  • Marjori Krebs, Associate Professor
    EDUC 564 Mentoring Educators for Professional Growth
  • Regina Chavez Puccetti, Lecturer II
    FA 250 Introduction to Arts Management
  • Mary Kathleen Towle, Temp Part-time Faculty
    MGMT 326 Financial Management
  • Asal Naseri, Lecturer II
    ME 306 Dynamics
  • Heidi Rogers, Assistant Professor
    NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Kim Cox, Associate Professor
    NURS 613 Mixed Methods Research
  • Quality Matters Icon Angeline Delucas, Assistant Professor
    NURS 703 Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Bruce Perlman, Regents' Professor
    PADM 522 Program Evaluation
  • Ellen Grigsby, Principal Lecturer
    POLS 260 Political Ideas
  • Donna Ray, Lecturer III
    RELG 264 Western Religions
  • Phyllis Palmer, Associate Professor
    SHS 302 Intro to Communication Disorders

Spring 2016 Recipients

  • Quality Matters Icon Laurel Lampela, Professor
    ARTE 590 Current Trends and Issues in Art Education
  • Quality Matters Certification Satya Witt, Lecturer III
    BIOL 110-A Biology for Non-Majors
  • Melissa Velasco, Temp Part-time Faculty
    DANC 105 Dance Appreciation
  • Terri Flowerday, Professor
    EDPY 310 Learning and the Classroom
  • Quality Matters Icon Virginia Padilla Vigil, Temp Part-time Faculty
    EDUC 400 Elementary Student Teaching Seminar
  • Quality Matters Icon Lisa Chavez, Associate Professor
    ENG 224 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Quality Matters Icon Ying Xu, Term Teaching Faculty
    ENGL 315 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature:  The Outlaw and the Outlawed in American Literature
  • Julie Shigekuni, Professor
    ENGL 421 Advanced Creative Writing-Fiction
  • Quality Matters Icon Sheri Williams, Assistant Professor
    LEAD 503 Data-Informed Instructional Leadership
  • Barbara Masten, Professor
    MEDL 234 Introduction to Clinical Immunology
  • Quality Matters Icon Lee Danielson, Associate Professor
    MEDL 310L Introduction to Clinical Chemistry
  • Amelia Nelson, Senior Lecturer
    MGMT 310 Legal Issues for Managers
  • Quality Matters Icon Mary Margaret Rogers, Associate Professor of Management
    MGMT 586 Strategic Logistics Management
  • Quality MattersJennifer Lau, Principal Lecturer III
    MUS 139 Music Appreciation
  • Quality MattersJeffrey Piper, Professor
    MUS 375 The Beatles: Revolution
  • Paula Corbin-Swalin, Temp Part-time Faculty
    MUS 376 Film Music History
  • Quality Matters Icon Debra Smith, Principal Lecturer III
    NURS 302 Advancement of Professional Nursing
  • Quality Matters Icon Amy Weiss, Assistant Professor & Kathy Minoli, Senior Lecturer
    NURS 543 Pharmacological Principals of Clinical Therapeutics
  • PJ Woods, Associate Professor
    NURS 705 The Business & Policy of Practice & Their Effects on the U.S. Health Care System
  • Quality Matters Icon Barbra Portzline, Temp Part-time Faculty
    OILS 544 Program Evaluation
  • Michael Hess, Temp Part-time Faculty
    POLS 200 American Politics
  • Quality Matters Icon Bruno Gagnon, Temp Part-time Faculty
    PSY 376 The Psychology of Love
  • Rebecca Blankley, Senior Lecturer III
    RADS 481 Medical Imaging Pathology
  • Quality Matters Icon Kelly Van Andel, Term Teaching Faculty
    RELG 107 Living World Religions
  • Carmen Julia Holguin Chaparro, Lecturer III
    SPAN 307 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Quality Matters Icon Justina Trott, Temp Part-time Faculty
    WMST 379 Women, Medicine & Health

Fall 2015 Recipients

  • Quality Matters Icon Keith Hunley, Associate Professor 
    ANTH 150 Evolution and Human Emergence
  • Quality Matters Icon David Weiss, Assistant Professor 
    CJ 387 Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • Quality Matters Icon Charles Fleddermann, Professor
    ECE 203 Circuit Analysis I
  • Cristina Reiser, Lecturer III 
    ECON 105 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Jan Armstrong, Professor 
    EDPY 303 Human Growth and Development
  • Quality Matters Icon Irene Welch-Mooney, Senior Lecturer
    EDUC 331/531 Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School
  • Quality Matters Icon Cheryl Torrez, Associate Professor
    EDUC 542 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • CK Barlow, Lecturer II
    FA 470 Advanced Topics in Arts Management Practices: Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Cody Wiley, Adjunct Faculty II
    GEOG 102 People & Place
  • Quality Matters Icon Peter Vorobieff, Professor
    ME 530 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
  • Quality Matters IconYu-Lin Shen, Professor 
    ME 542 Deformation Analysis and Modeling
  • Elizabeth Greer, Director & Principal Lecturer
    RADS 406 Medical Imaging Theory III
  • Quality Matters Icon Ann Brooks, Principal Lecturer 
    MGMT 550 Professional Accounting
  • Quality Matters Icon Joshua Saiz, Temp Part-time Faculty
    MGMT 637 Database Management
  • Quality Matters Icon Laurie Schatzberg, Professor Emerita
    MGMT 630 Management of IS
  • Quality Matters Icon Robin Meize-Grochowski, Professor
    NURS 332 Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quality Matters Icon Jacqueline Wuellner, Instructor of Nursing 
    NURS 515 Nurse Educator Roles and Professional Issues
  • Jennifer Bennett, Temp Part-time Faculty
    PSY 332 Abnormal Behavior
  • Lisa Gerber, Senior Lecturer
    RELG 263 Eastern Religions
  • Quality Matters Icon Becky Adams, Temp Part-time Faculty
    OILS 530 Theory & Practice of Distance Learning

More information about OCAC and the Golden Paw Award

Quality Matters Icon The courses with this insignia have also received the National Quality Matters Certification.  For more information about QM at UNM see  and the QM official website at Quality Matters.