Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR):
The road to quality courses and student succes may seem long but Quality Matters can make it easier for you. Our Applying the Quality Matters Rubric is a rigorous, two-week asynchronous course for faculty, administrators, and staff to become familiar with the QM Rubric and how the standards inform course design. You will come away from this workshop with specific, measurable ways to improve your online courses. This is the first step in becoming a Peer Reviewer.
Session: May 11 - May 25, 2018
Time commitment: 10-15 hours / week
Facilitators: Debbi Canavan (UAA), Katie Walker (UAA-COE) and Heidi Olson (UAF)
Registration limited to 20. To secure your spot, registration must be completed by May 9th.APPQMR Registration
"Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions." (Quality Matters, 2016)
There are three primary components in the Quality Matters Program: The QM Rubric, the Peer Review Process and QM Professional Development.
- Continuous process designed to ensure all courses eventually meet expectations.
- Centered on research, student learning and on quality.
- Collegial faculty-centered process with balanced and constructive feedback.
- Collaborative team-based peer reviews, including the course developer.
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