Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Sponsored by MarylandOnline, Inc, Quality Matters has generated widespread interest and received national recognition
for its peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education.


Helpful Links

QM Peer Review Process Course Review Form FAQ
APPQMR Completers Current Peer Reviewers Rubric
Texas QM Subscriptions QM Course Worksheet My QM

QM Benefits

San Antonio College and Faculty will benefit greatly from implementing Quality Matters
in the following ways:

Quality Matters processes benefit both individual faculty and their institutions in the following ways:
• Improved student learning outcomes and retention
• Adoption of a systematic and comprehensive continuous quality assurance
process that includes faculty training, course development, and course revisions
that are aligned with accreditation standards
• Incorporation of new technologies and research findings
• Opportunity to engage in benchmarking activities with peer institutions
• Ongoing faculty professional development
• Increased flexibility, creativity, and divergent thinking
• Increased efficiency in using institutional resources 

QM Program Components

QM is based on nationally recognized best practices and built on the expertise of instructional designers and experienced online teachers.  QM Consists of three
primary components:

  1. The QM Rubric.

To obtain a copy of the fully-annotated version of the rubric, attend the APPQMR
training available at San Antonio College. 

  1. The Course Review Process.
  2. QM Professional Development Opportunities for faculty.

The first QM workshop (APPQMR) is available for registration at San Antonio College.  Access AlamoTalent to register.

or more information and a downloadable PDF of the Rubric, visit https://www.qualitymatters.org/rubric.

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