Quality Matters (QM) is a peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is recognized as a national leader in quality assurance for online education and for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning.
As members of the UNC System, which has a System Subscription to Quality Matters, UNC Greensboro faculty and staff can share QM tools, resources, and workshops to promote effective teaching and learning.
UNCG Offers two Quality Matters (QM) courses throughout the year at no cost to Faculty and Staff. Workshop materials will also be provided by the facilitators and these workshops count towards the continuing professional development requirement for online instructors.
Additional details and step-by-step registration instructions for upcoming Quality Matters training are available via the UNCG Workshops Website (search for “Quality Matters”).
The Quality Matters Organization hosts a number of free and paid professional development opportunities throughout the year. For a complete list visit the Quality Matters Schedule on their website. NOTE: Instructors or their departments are responsible for covering registration and travel costs for any face-to-face professional development options.
If you have specific questions about Quality Matters please contact UNCG’s QM Coordinator Nathan Myers (email@example.com) or visit the Quality Matters website.
As a UNC Greensboro faculty and/or staff member, you can register your QM account at no cost at QMProgram.org. Enter your uncg.edu email address and select “No, I am new here.” Then select “University of North Carolina at Greensboro-NC” from the drop-down list. Please be sure to type and select that phrase exactly rather than another variation.
In QMProgram.org under MyCR, click “Start a Self-Review.” Select “UNC Greensboro Custom QM Rubric” from the drop-down custom rubric menu. Title the review as you wish, and click “Begin Self-Review.”
The QM checklist can be downloaded from the Curriculum Guide website.
An asynchronous Canvas workshop is available to help you learn more about applying the Quality Matters rubric to your online course.
This workshop was created using the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, which is the set of eight general standards and several specific review standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.
The Course Review Policies and Processes document has been updated to include the guidelines on how Instructional Designers such as the Academic Technology Specialists may participate in the Higher Education Course Review process.
At this time, IDs may:
To hold the HE Peer Reviewer role, IDs must: