Quality Matters at SPS

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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

The APPQMR is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and hybrid courses. In this workshop, participants become familiar with the Quality Matters standards and participate in a practice peer review of an online course using QM's review tools. After successfully completing the workshop, participants leave with practical ideas to improve their own course(s) using QM Rubric Standards and are eligible to register for the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC), which is the required course to become a QM-Certified Reviewer.

The APPQMR workshop is designed for a broad audience, including faculty, teaching associates, and officers of administration. The Online Curriculum and Instruction (OCI) team offers the APPQMR throughout the year in both online and face-to-face formats. To date, over 50 SPS faculty and staff have successfully completed this workshop.

Peer Reviewer Professional Development Grants

The PRC is a rigorous three-week, fully online (asynchronous) course facilitated by QM and hosted on Moodle. The course prepares experienced online faculty to become QM-Certified Peer Reviewers. The PRC includes a review of QM, practice in critiquing and writing helpful recommendations, and a practice review in which the participants are asked to review specific standards in an online course using QM’s Course Review Management System (CRMS).

QM-Certified Peer Reviewers at SPS:

  • Haralambos Kostakopoulos, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Dr. Colleen Davy, Faculty Assessment and Development
  • Delores Amorelli, Faculty Assessment and Development
  • Dr. Matthew Vaughan, Online Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Kevin Gordon, Applied Analytics
  • Ariel Fleurimond, Online Curriculum and Instruction
  • Kayhan Sanyal, Online Curriculum and Instruction
  • Phoebe Ballard, Online Curriculum and Instruction

OCI awards professional development grants to cover the $200 course registration fee so that experienced online instructors can become nationally certified reviewers for QM Higher Ed Peer Reviews. If you are interested in becoming a QM-Certified Peer Reviewer, please contact Phoebe Ballard, executive director of online learning operations, at [email protected].

Quality Matters Resources

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Contact our QM experts

Interested in knowing when the next APPQMR workshop will be offered? Interested in a Peer Reviewer Professional Development Grant? Contact [email protected].