Inspire. Share. Connect. Present at a QM Conference.


October 27 - 30, 2019
Grapevine, Texas

Call for Proposals

Bringing Quality Into Focus

Quality is a top priority for online and blended learners. It’s your priority, too. Each day, you are Bring Quality Into Focus — creating clear paths to success in the online classroom and preparing students for their futures. That work takes many forms. You implement new ideas, conduct research, uncover best practices, solicit feedback, create a culture of quality, engage in course reviews, and more! Now it is time to share what you are doing and help your colleagues bring quality into focus in 2020. 

Develop your presentation proposal for one or more of the concentration areas below and consider the format you'll use. The committee encourages presentations that are interactive and reflect participation from more than one institution. 

Submit a proposal by March 30, 2020, and receive a $100 discount on the early-bird conference registration fee if selected to present!

Note: We consider proposals from individuals at institutions. If you are a vendor and would like to have a proposal considered, please contact QM's Events Manager.

Link to Submit Coming Soon >>


Click on the concentration headings below to see descriptions.

  • Research & Documentation

    Proposals in this concentration span a wide variety of research - from formal research with a research question and methodology to documentation of QA efforts and their results.

  • Certification & Accreditation

    Proposals in this concentration include program- and course-level QM certification case studies from K-12 and HE; using QM to achieve accreditation; and the role of assessment and continuous improvement in certification and accreditation.

  • Theory to Practice

    Proposals in this concentration include concrete implementation of QM/QA that exemplifies the movement from theory to practice.

  • Foreseeing the Future

    Proposals in this concentration focus on challenges, trends, and opportunities for the future; leadership process in quality assurance (e.g., implementation plans, online student services, gaining buy in, professional development, marketing, professionalization of ID); and collaborations between institutions/programs.

  • Teaching Strategies that Facilitate Learning

    Proposals in this concentration cover instructional practices; design and delivery of online and blended courses; emerging trends; instructional application of student-centered design; evaluation of teaching, and strategies that support academic rigor.

  • QA by Design: Tools

    Proposals in this concentration discuss the intentional use of technology tools; course design strategies and tips, and tools that help courses meet the QM Standards

  • Access & Responsible Use

    Proposals in this concentration include a broad range of issues related to promoting access to information and using it legally and ethically (e.g., accessibility, FERPA, copyright and fair use, digital information literacy).

  • Learning Myths & Learning Science

    Practical applications of research on teaching and learning.

Presentation Formats

“Presenting at QM felt like I had finally reached the next level of my professional process. Learning and collaborating with colleagues from across the nation was a fresh breath of inspiration and motivation to creating new pathways for growth and innovation at my institution.”
Maikel Alendy
Florida International University
“Presenting at this conference allowed me to look at [my] materials in a whole new light.”
Karina Ocampo
Florida International University Online