Quality Matters @ William Paterson University

Quality Matters Training – Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)


The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. This is the QM foundation workshop for anyone who might be interested in participating on a peer review team in the future, and participants will surely be able to apply the strategies to their own online course design.  During this workshop participants have the opportunity to explore many standards of the Quality Matters rubric in depth, and to apply those standards to a demo course.

This workshop helps faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses enhance their design standards for online instruction.  It can also help people who are not teaching online courses, but if the class fills up people teaching online will be given preference over those who are not.

The workshop runs from 9am-4:30pm and enrolles must be present for the entire period

To register, contact Tony Krucinski at krucinskit or at 973-720-2659.

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 
Step 2: Faculty volunteers from across the curriculum receive similar training from QM and/or the instructional designers 
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

Graduates of the initial QM workshop can use the Stepping Up to Quality program to move into the course review process

The intial course review is often the casual Self-Review: http://www.wpunj.edu/irt/ctt/qm/qm-self-review.pdf

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 -- 973.720.2451

The Quality Matters Process

Quality Matters at William Paterson