Text Size Default Text SizeDefault Text Size Large Text SizeLarge Text Size Largest Text SizeLargest Text Size Print Print this Page

Quality Matters

QM Logo

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.  QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions.

Quality Matters processes benefit both individual faculty and their institutions in the following ways:

  • Improved student learning outcomes and retention
  • Adoption of a systematic and comprehensive continuous quality assurance process that includes faculty training, course development, and course revisions that are aligned with accreditation standards
  • Incorporation of new technologies and research findings
  • Opportunity to engage in benchmarking activities with peer institutions
  • Ongoing faculty professional development
  • Increased flexibility, creativity, and divergent thinking
  • Increased efficiency in using institutional resources

Brochures and sample Quality Matters peer review rubrics are availalbe.  Contact Jenny Quarles quarlesja@longwood.edu to request a copy.

To learn more about Quality Matters visit: www.qmprogram.org