Quality Matters 

Ensuring Excellence

Assessing instructional quality in course design

Quality Matters is a faculty–centered, peer-review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. 

Select the linked title to open the Quality Matters website. 

The Quality Matters Rubric outlines specific items for rating course design. This web page explains the rubric. 

This link accesses a copy of the Quality Matters Rubric 

Select the linked title to open Quality Matters Rubric web page. 

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) -  This one day workshop guides the participants through the QM rubric. This interactive session familiarizes participants with the mechanics or the Rubric and how to apply the information to a course. The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is offered once or twice a year.  

  • Peer Reviewer Course (PRC)  - This  two week online course prepares participants to become QM Peer Reviewers. The course is an in depth look at the Quality Matters Peer Review process. The Applying QM Rubric workshop is a pre-requisite for this course. Upon completion, the participant  may apply to be an official QM Reviewer. 

Select the linked title to open the Quality Matters Professional Development  web page.