In 2011, Texas A & M International University began its quality assurance journey. Now, the University leads institutions in Texas with 144 certified courses. Along the way, the University’s team learned some important lessons about the process — lessons the University’s Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education is now sharing to help others move their own quality assurance journeys forward.
Moving your quality assurance journey forward can involve small steps or giant leaps. In the case of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, their small step led to a giant leap and set them on a path of quality that helps the University stand out from the competition, improve internal processes and better meet the needs of its students. Discover how a small step can lead to a giant leap and move your quality assurance journey forward, resulting in numerous benefits for both faculty and students.
The Ohio Quality Matters Consortium offers insight into engaging and energizing faculty participants in the Higher Education Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop.
Troy University's distance learning initiative, eTroy, discusses using Quality Matters not only for the peer-review process and professional development, but they also are using QM to establish a mentoring program for new online faculty.
Notre Dame of Maryland University was working to standardize its quality assurance efforts. Their work with Quality Matters provided faculty with what its like to be an online learner while also learning the pedagogical nuances of online teaching.
Quality Matters has served two purposes at Broward College: Quality assurance of online and blended course and in supporting their re-accreditation efforts.
A look at how a community college uses QM.
Why did Excelsior College subscribe? They were looking for a standard that would ensure the development of high quality courses in their online program. QM is a national standard in use by so many institutions, it just made sense.