Quality Matters™ is a faculty-centered, peer reviewed process that is grounded in research and designed to ensure the quality of online courses. The components of Quality Matters™ include a set of standards for online course design, a peer-review process for application of those standards, and continuous improvement of your online course.

As an employee of a member institution, all UA faculty and staff may create an account with Quality Matters and take advantage of  their free QM Success Stories webinars. Other fee-based professional development opportunities are also available.

To learn more about Quality Matters™, view their overview presentation (pdf slides), or visit their “Why QM?” page and create your free account.

QM™ Self Review

Would you like to begin implementing QM standards to improve the quality of your online course? Quality Matters™ provides a Self Review tool that allows you to confidentially evaluate your course against the QM Rubric. If you don’t already have a QM account, create one now, then get started on your Self-Review.

QM™ Certified Online Instructors

QM’s Teaching Online Certificate, a rigorous 7-workshop series that provides a student experience for participants, represents mastery of online teaching competencies. The College of Continuing Studies periodically offers the opportunity to complete the Teaching Online Certificate, at no cost to the participant. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, contact Cheryl Bosarge, your campus QM Coordinator.

Many of your colleagues have already completed the Teaching Online Certificate. View the full list to see who is certified.

QM™ Professional Development

The College of Continuing Studies offers several professional development opportunities to support your course quality and online teaching efforts.

Your QM™ Coordinator

For more information about your Quality Matters™ membership or available training opportunities, contact your QM Coordinator:

Cheryl Bosarge

For Faculty Development and Training Contact:

 Email Cheryl Bosarge

 (205) 348-4860

For Technical Support Contact:

 Email Technical Support

 (866) 205-1011