Working Together


Professional Development

  • Participating as a peer reviewer IS professional development 
    • UA Peer Reviewers: 7 master reviewers and 14 peer reviewers 
    • Reviewers act as a Subject Matter Expert or External Reviewer on an official course review from another institution
  • Reviewers learn so much as they review a course from the learner’s perspective:
    • they learn how courses are designed and what teaching techniques and instructional technology is being leveraged in other programs and other universities
    • they get to work with a review team from different institutions
    • they become aware of creative ways to teach (instructional choices and taking chances based on student/course needs) while still following the standards

Performing QM Reviews

Cindy Trussell – a short clip about Peer Reviewing

Inclusive Teaching Practices

“Accessibility has been an important part of the QM Rubric since the inception of Quality Matters through a FIPSE grant in 2003-2006. It is addressed in the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, General Standard 8: Accessibility and Usability, and QM provides professional development and resources to help individuals and institutions create accessible courses. “ QM Digital Accessibility White Papers


Joint Effort


Quality Matters Certified Courses


Your Involvement



QM is a well-known standard of quality both around the country and around the world (solid reputation, conferences and resources). UA has established name recognition for Quality Matters over the years.

  • Quality Matters Training
  • Raising Accessibility Awareness
  • iTeach Online

571 individuals from UA have QM accounts: individuals need an account to start a self-review or participate in a workshop or webinar.
Be a Peer Reviewers, Facilitator, or Master Peer Reviewer (Quality Matters)
Learn more about Program Certification through Quality Matters.