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What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters™ (QM) Program began as a grant-funded project of MarylandOnline, Inc., a consortium of community colleges and senior institutions in the state of Maryland. QM became a self-supporting organization in 2006, and TWU has been a subscribing member of QM since 2007. The Quality Matter Rubric, a set of standards dedicated to the continuous improvement of online learning and course design, can be used in a variety of ways to help instructors develop, redesign, and assess their online and hybrid courses. Learn more about Quality Matters.

Becoming Involved with Quality Matters at TWU

If you are interested in QM and how it can help you improve your online and hybrid courses, email Dr. Denise Lott Arellano, or call 940-898-2263, about how to become involved in the following opportunities:

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters (QM) process and rubric. The facilitator will present information about the rubric and peer review process and guide participants through a series of activities designed to promote understanding of the quality standards and to give hands-on experience in applying these standards to the review of an online/blended course. Upon successful completion of the workshop, faculty will be eligible to participate in Peer Reviewer Certification training, online from Quality Matters.

TWU Peer Review Program

The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology sponsors a voluntary collegial peer review process based on the Quality Matters standards and procedures. Instructors who successful complete the official peer review process earn QM certification for the reviewed course, a nationally recognized achievement. The recognition expires after 5 years.

Official reviews are conducted by trained and qualified peer reviewers. A limited number of reviews will be conducted each academic year. Reviews will be distributed among programs and departments. Instructors are required to successfully complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop before applying for an official review.

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