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Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of online courses and online components. QM has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education.

Originating from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant project, QM is now a self-supporting organization offering institutional subscriptions and a range of fee-based services including QM-managed course reviews and an array of professional development opportunities.  

Lewis-Clark State College holds a QM subscription, and both Instructional Designers are certified in applying the QM rubric for course reviews.  QM reviews conducted at LCSC are "informal," meaning they are conducted by the instructional designers and the course builder's division chair.  At this time, QM-reviewed courses at LCSC are not eligible to be advertised as "QM Certified," based on the college's level of subscription to QM. 

For more information about Quality Matters at LCSC, please email Angela Meek at acmeek@lcsc.edu.

Qm Logo Visit the Quality Matters website.  Learn more about the QM impact and process.

See QM-reviewed classes thriving at LCSC

Twelve new online classes were developed using the QM rubric during the summer of 2016.  View the 2016 Blackboard Showcase

The summer 2017 QM courses will be showcased during the 2017 fall semester.