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Quality Matters at IU Southeast

Why Quality Matters?

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Quality Matters provides professional development, a set of rubrics, and a course peer review process that work together to support faculty in improving the quality of online and blended courses. QM has received national recognition for its faculty-centered approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM has review processes for both online and blended courses, and online programs.

QM Rubrics and Standards were created to help course developers, teachers, faculty, entire organizations, and — most importantly — students. The General Standards and Specific Review Standards in each Rubric are intended to guide you through the development, evaluation, and improvement of your online and blended courses. The Rubric and associated annotations are based on best practices that promote student learning and instructional design principles for quality course design. The Rubric is supported by a thorough review of the research literature and is updated periodically to reflect new techniques and technologies that have become available.

The course review process involves a review of a course by a team of trained, certified peer reviewers who are all experienced online faculty. This faculty-driven process is intended to be diagnostic with the overall goal of course improvement. It does not involve pass/fail judgments but instead relies on the team members providing specific guidance for the course developer on what might be done to modify the course in order for it to meet QM Standards. There is clear recognition throughout the process that there are many ways to meet each Standard and that no course is perfect. To receive QM Certification as a quality course, a course must meet Rubric Standards at 85% or higher in the overall scoring by the review team.

The Quality Matters process is designed to ensure that courses undergoing review will eventually meet Standards and receive QM Certification.

View the Quality Matters Certified Courses at IU Southeast »

QM Internal Reviews: Preparing for an Official QM Review

In order to prepare a course for an official QM course review, seeking QM certification, it is required for the course to go through a QM internal review. This review is conducted by a faculty peer who teaches online and who has successfully completed the QM Peer Reviewer Course. The Office of Online Education pays a stipend of $75 per internal review completed to the peer reviewer. The QM internal review process at Indiana University uses a modified form of the QM HE Rubric that includes the following:

  • All 21 Essential Standards
  • Specific Review Standard 8.3 (accessibility of visual information in the course)
  • IU Interaction Standard (assesses faculty-to-student interaction requirements)

Want to submit your online or hybrid course for a QM internal review? Please fill out this form.

Want to become a QM Peer Reviewer or learn more about Quality Matters? Contact the ILTE to find out more!

QM Membership

IU Southeast is part of the larger Indiana University system subscription to Quality Matters, paid for by the Office of Online Education. This membership provides faculty members and staff on this campus access to the fully annotated QM Rubric and the QM Course Review Management System, along with many other great tools and professional development opportunities.

Campus Events

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Screenings

September 24th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

September 28th, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

September 29th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

October 3rd, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:01 PM

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Part-Time Job Fair

Part-Time Job Fair

October 4th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

October 4th, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Business Information Session

Graduate Business Information Session

October 4th, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women's Self-Defense Class

Women's Self-Defense Class

October 4th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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