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.
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.