Since 2015 CELT has been working to provide faculty and staff (who have a teaching role) with a voluntary process for designing/developing their courses using Quality Matters (QM) a nationally recognized program. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM reviews course design only – not delivery or faculty performance. To learn more about QM, visit the Quality Matters (QM) website.
Below you will find the benefits of Quality Matters along with these three primary components: the rubric, the course review process, and professional development opportunities.
Benefits of Quality Matters
Improved student learning outcomes and retention in online courses and more!
QM Rubric Overview
The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 is based on research-supported and published best practices.
QM Course Review Process at Iowa State
The QM Course Review Process is a faculty-driven, peer review process that emphasizes continuous quality improvement.
QM Professional Development at Iowa State University
To foster establishment of an institutional culture for quality online/blended course design.