Quality Matters

An internationally recognized, research-based, peer-reviewed framework for quality assurance in online course design.

UAA Quality Initiatives

Stabilizing College Funding Through Development of a Centralized, Robust Online Learning Environment: The grant’s main objective was to improve student retention and performance through the development of robust online courses, support for online students, and an administrative framework for distance education at UAA.
Read the highlights from October 2015 through September 2020.
UAA has several departments working on quality initiatives to foster excellence in classroom, blended, and online teaching and learning.

Program Reviews

Quality Matters Program reviews go beyond assessment of individual courses, evaluating entire online programs. QM offers certification in four different areas: Online Program Design Online Teaching Support Online Learner Support Online Learner Success The process of  qualifying for program certification improves program quality; receiving certification visible demonstrates  an extraordinary commitment …

Professional Development

Our QM Alaska System of institutions offers collaborative online training for both the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop and the Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) is a rigorous, two-week, asynchronous course for faculty, administrators, and staff to become familiar with the …

Course Reviews

“A well-designed course is more likely to engage learners and positively affect their performance. Using the QM Rubric and relevant review tools as a guide, you, your colleagues, or a team of QM-trained, experienced online instructors can evaluate the design of your online or blended course and ensure it meets …