QM Exemplary Program Status is the highest level of quality certification for online programs. It is earned when an institution earns individual QM Program Certifications in four key areas — Online Program Design, Online Teaching Support, Online Learner Support, and Online Learner Success — within three years. Go behind the scenes of the certification process with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to learn more about what’s involved and the benefits it provides.
Support for online learners is a critical component for student success. To demonstrate its commitment to providing the resources students need to succeed, Alamo Colleges District came up with a winning game plan to achieve QM Program Certification for Online Learner Support.
Getting a lot done in a short amount of time can be a challenge. We might have to sacrifice a little quality to get the output we need. But can quality and quantity go hand in hand? The answer is “YES!” according to the University of North Florida and Athens State University, and many other members that have reached critical mass with QM-Certified courses. Read up on how quality for learners and institutional objectives can be achieved by going all in on course reviews.
When it comes to quality assurance it can be easy to talk the talk, but it's not always easy to walk the walk. Georgia Southern University, though, has found a way by designing a faculty training workshop that models how QM Standards and official QM Certification support successful learner outcomes.
Moving from Self Reviews or Internal Reviews to official reviews is an important step in the quality assurance journey. But how do you know you are ready? Find out how Bellevue University knew it was time and learn how the external review process helped them improve the student experience.
Find out how the Brisbane School of Distance Education opened the door to quality and how their successes led them to share their story in the hopes of inspiring others.
With its compass in hand, Virtual Arkansas forged a collaborative path toward quality assurance that benefits both students and faculty. Using QM Self-Reviews and focusing on students, they have set themselves up for having courses officially reviewed to receive QM Certification.
A desire to meet the needs of today’s online learners is driving a comprehensive quality assurance effort at North Carolina State University (NC State) — an effort that benefits learners and faculty.
The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs shares how it uses QM Course Design Reviews to support its strategic plan. And, how communicating about its work with QM has paid off.
How can you go from planting the seed of quality assurance to a fully blooming quality assurance program? Find out as California State University East Bay shares its story.