Quality Matters online course – July 27th – August 10th

Only nine spots remain for the Quality Matters online course we are offering for all faculty and administrators – free of charge – from July 27th – August 10th.

This Quality Matters (QM) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and is used for reviewing the design of online and blended courses. Rachel Clark, Appalachian State University English Department faculty, online educator for the past 7 years, and certified QM course facilitator, will lead this fully online asynchronous course. Space is limited to 20 participants.

In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the sample course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  5. Apply the concept of alignment.
  6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.



What Participants Need

Approximately 7-8 hours per week

Please email Tom Van Gilder (vangildertm@appstate.edu) if you are interested in signing up for this course

Published: Jun 14, 2017 12:00am