Academic Service Company

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Academic Service Company

This subscription is ideal for organizations offering academic services that want to deliver high-quality courses to HE organizations. Using QM review tools and resources, you can ensure your Higher Ed. courses meet research-supported standards. You can then certify the quality of your course materials through the QM review process. This subscription activates membership for your organization for one year. It includes:
One Organization: All Staff
Fully annotated HE Rubric
Discounts on Official QM-Managed Course Reviews
Discounts on conferences
Discounts on professional development
Free QM Coordinator training
Free QM IDA Membership
Free QM “Success Stories” webinars
MyQM & Course Review Management System
My Custom Reviews (MyCR)
Custom reports

Is this Membership right for your organization?

Academic service companies that want to improve the quality of their courses and other instructional materials can use QM’s annotated Higher Education Rubric — along with Self Review and Internal Review tools — to start meeting QM Standards. Courses that meet QM Standards and go through an Official QM Review process can become QM certified. Offering courses that are QM certified gives service providers a competitive edge and will pique the interest of higher education organizations that want to offer high-quality courses and exceptional learning experiences.

What your Membership includes

  • A fully annotated, web-based HE QM Rubric that shows you what to look for when evaluating your courses
  • QM’s Course Review Management System, which enables access to a variety of review tools for individuals and groups
  • Two complimentary seats in the QM Coordinator training
  • Discounts on Official QM-managed course reviews, conferences, and professional development
  • MyCR allows you to create custom Rubric worksheets when evaluating courses
  • Custom reports allow your QM Coordinator to track how people are using the membership  
  • QM IDA Membership, which connects instructional designers to resources that support their QM efforts
  • The QM Research Library helps you create a culture of quality assurance within your organization
  • Exclusive QM “Success Stories” webinars from other Members

How to make the most of your Membership

  • Define your quality assurance goals for course improvement and QM course certification
  • Review and share QM Research resources
  • Select a QM Coordinator who will champion QM and inspire effective implementation across your organization
  • Consider the professional development needs of your staff for learning to use the QM Rubric and improving courses
  • Review the Preparing for a QM Course Review checklist before submitting courses for Official QM-Managed Reviews

Become part of a community that believes quality matters

Once you become a QM member, you can begin to spread the word at your organization and build support for quality assurance in online learning. Anytime you need support, the QM Community is here for you.  

Next steps — activate your Membership

  1. Select your QM Coordinator
  2. Fill out the form on the right
  3. Review, sign, and return the Subscription Agreement you’ll receive via email
  4. Process payment information received with the Subscription Agreement
  5. Create MyQM Accounts and start using your membership

Gain access to research and insights related to QM and online learning

  • Get support from QM Colleagues
  • Learn from QM Success Stories  
  • Attend conferences at a discounted rate
  • Introduce Instructional Designers to the QM IDA
  • See options for getting your team up to speed by completing the “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” workshop