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Quality Matters

Delivery: Facilitated, asynchronous 

Time requirements: 15 hours*

Duration: 2 weeks

The amount of time required to complete activities each week varies depending on each participant’s background and any revisions that may be required. Revisions are due within 48 hours after grading. *Most participants report spending 10-12 hours per week; however, some report spending 15 hours or more. 
Participants must log in on the first day of the workshop and are expected to complete all course content and assignments by the due dates stated in the course schedule and checklist. 

Those who do not meet the course deadlines will need to re-enroll in a national section at cost to their department.

As part of a statewide consortium agreement, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is able to provide workshops and quality course reviews based on the principles, standards, and research of Quality Matters (QM).

Quality Matters 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." The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has partnered with Quality Matters to deliver professional development, and has incorporated QM standards in the ULearn Course Certification process.

QM Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

The "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric" is a fully-online, two-week workshop which explores the eight general QM standards, the 5th Edition rubric, and the peer review process. This training is the foundation for the distance learning certifications available to UL Lafayette faculty.

QM training is required for the following individuals:

  • Faculty teaching online or hybrid courses at UL Lafayette.
  • Faculty or staff serving as peer-reviewers in the internal electronic course review process.

To remain current, faculty will participate in refresher trainings as new QM standards are published.

To participate in the "Applying the QM Rubric" workshop, please email the Office of Distance Learning.