Quality Matters is is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to improve and certify the quality of online course design. Faculty at colleges and universities across the country use the QM rubric in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses.
Faculty and instructors can participate in QM training and become certified to serve on a review team for online courses offered from other institutions. To learn more about QM at the University, please read here.
Below, Michelle Everson writes about serving on a review team and the improvements she made to her online course design after the review process:
I completed the necessary training to become a QM peer reviewer last fall, and since that time, I've been asked to take part in one review. I'm hoping more reviews will come my way because I really enjoyed the process and learned a lot! The review I did took place right before spring break, in March of 2011. I was asked to review a course called "Healthcare Statistics and Research" that is offered at Tacoma Community College in Washington.