Quality Matters

Visit the Quality Matters website

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, including the Quality Matters rubric to guide online course design.

At the Las Cruces campus, we have outlined our objectives for a three-year period in the QM Implementation Plan.

Professional Development

Introduction to Quality Matters at NMSU

The Introduction to Quality Matters presentation provides a general overview of QM at NMSU.

Applying the QM Rubric Workshop

This workshop guides you through applying the QM Rubric to your online course.  The workshop is offered in two formats:  8 hour face-2-face workshop or a 2 week online course. Visit the OCIP Events page for registration and format options.

Peer Reviewer Certification

Once the Applying the QM Rubric workshop has been successfully completed, faculty can opt to become certified QM Peer Reviewers. Certified QM Peer Reviewers can participate in informal and/or formal in-house and national peer reviews.

Services Provided Using Quality Matters

OCIP provides the following services for reviewing online courses using Quality Matters:

Visit the Peer Review of Online Courses page for more details.


The OCIP Resources page provides additional information and resources for faculty who are getting started with the QM rubric.