Quality Matters @ William Paterson University

QUALITY MATTERS:  A National Benchmark for Online Course DesignQuality Matters at William Paterson University

Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The program features:

- Faculty-centered, continuous improvement models for assuring the quality of online courses through peer review
- Professional development workshops and certification courses for instructors and online learning professionals
- Rubrics for applying quality standards to course design

Step 1: The instructional designers receive training from Quality Matters in applying the rubric, peer evaluations and face-to-face facilitating -- Spring 2014
Step 2: Faculty volunteers from across the curriculum receive similar training from QM and/or the instructional designers -- Fall 2014
Step 3: Rubric application is disseminated across the curriculum and faculty begin applying the concepts to their online and/or blended courses and the process of course certification begins -- Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Robert Harris -- he or a member of the staff are happy to speak to individuals, groups, departments or colleges to describe the program and to ask what we can do for you!

Cheng Library 120K -- harrisr@wpunj.edu -- 973.720.2451

The Quality Matters Process

Quality Matters at William Paterson

Steps in a QM review
  1. Instructor submits worksheet
  2. Selection of the review team
  3. Pre-review meeting/conference call
  4. Course review
  5. Final report submission
  6. The review team and faculty member communicate as needed
  7. Faculty member submits course amendment
  8. Changes reviews/approved
  9. Course is certified
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