The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a leader in quality assurance for online education. Its focus is on collegial and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. At NMSU, all campuses are adopting the Quality Matters Program and the Quality Matters Rubric to guide online course design.
On the Las Cruces campus, we have outlined our objectives for a three-year period in the QM Implementation Plan 2016-2019 for online course development, revision, and review. The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) provides professional development, peer review of courses, and resources for online course development.
Professional Development and Quality Matters
There are many options for professional development concerning online course improvement using Quality Matters offered through the Online Course Improvement Program.
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop
This workshop guides you through applying the Quality Matters Rubric to your online course. The workshop is offered in two formats: 8 hour face-2-face workshop or a 2 week online course.
Peer Reviewer Certification
Once the Applying the QM Rubric Workshop has been successfully completed, faculty may opt to become certified QM Peer Reviewers. Certified QM Peer Reviewers can participate in informal and/or formal in-house and national peer reviews.
For professional development opportunities based on Quality Matters principles and processes, visit the QM Professional Development page.
Peer Review of Online Courses
OCIP provides the following peer review of online courses using Quality Matters:
- Self Review (found on the Quality Matters website under MyQM)
- Informal Review
- Formal Review
- QM Recertification Reviews
Visit the Peer Review of Online Courses page for more details on peer review of online courses using Quality Matters.
The OCIP Resources page provides additional information and resources for faculty who are providing online learning opportunities.
Pathway for Ensuring Quality of Online Courses
The Pathway to Quality includes suggested workshops, presentations, and resources to ensure quality in design and development of an online course