Quality Matters Professional Development

NMSU Quality Matters professional development is designed to help educators deliver quality online learning opportunities.  Whether you’re looking to improve course design or participate in the course review process, NMSU has options to help you meet your goals.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

The APPQMR 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. See the OCIP Events page for registration and format options.

Peer Reviewer Certification

Once the APPQMR 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.

If you are an experienced online instructor, you are eligible to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer. The experience you gain from becoming a certified QM Peer Reviewer offers several advantages:

  • Your approach to online course design improves as you become familiar with the QM rubric.
  • You can participate in faculty-centered online course reviews at NMSU or at other universities nationwide, which can be included in your promotion and tenure packets.
  • You receive a $150 stipend for participating in a formal review.
  • You can participate in future QM mentoring programs at NMSU.

Prerequisite

You must have taught an online course within the past twelve months.

Commitment

To become a certified QM Peer Reviewer, one must apply. If selected, OCIP pays for the tuition for the coursework. To become a certified peer reviewer, you take two short online courses, for a total of 4 weeks, offered by Quality Matters. After successful completion of these courses, you then become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

QM Request Form

Other Quality Matters Workshops

Quality Matters Professional Development is designed to help educators deliver quality online learning opportunities to every level of learner — K-12, Higher Ed., Continuing & Professional Ed., and corporate training. Online, on-site and web conferencing opportunities are designed for every audience: instructional designers, faculty, administrators, adjunct instructors, and more. Whether you’re looking to improve course design or participate in the Course Review process, QM has a variety of workshops to choose from on their Quality Matters Professional Development website.  These workshops require a registration fee.

Contact

For more information on NMSU’s professional development offerings, complete the QM request form, or contact Sandra Johnson, srjohnso@nmsu.edu or (575)646-4476.