Quality Matters at UArizona

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Our commitment to course design excellence.

The University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology partners with Quality Matters (QM), a nonprofit quality assurance organization known for a nationally recognized set of standards for online course design.

Why Quality Matters 

As a member of QM, we underscore our mission of providing excellence in online education by creating courses that meet and exceed the standards outlined by Quality Matters. There are three core components to QM; the Rubric, professional development, and the review process. 

QM is a widely recognized, international benchmark for quality in online course design. The three core components of Quality Matters compliment and support many crucial activities on campus.

HLC (Higher Learning Commission) Accreditation. Tenure and Promotion. Professional Service. Professional Development. Community Building.

Download the QM Rubric Standards Overview.

Quality Matters Internal Reviews

A QM internal review (QMIR) is the process we use to recognize outstanding course design. Courses that meet the review standards receive a QMIR badge that can be placed on the homepage of your course and are recognized on our website.

Learn about QMIRs

Request a QMIR

Quality Matters Workshops & Webinars 

Quality Matters workshops are free, professional growth opportunities offered to all UArizona instructors. Participants who complete certain workshops will also receive certificates from Quality Matters. 

To register for a workshop, visit UCATT’s Quality Matters Events.

To learn more about the workshops and webinars offered, explore our professional development catalog or contact us.

Quality Matters Faculty Fellowship 

This fellowship is a way to give back to your professional community as you gain important practical experience as an online course evaluator. The knowledge you gain will make you a valuable pedagogical consultant within your respective department and within your field.  

To learn more, download the Quality Matters Fellowship Guide.

Apply to be a Fellow

Quality in Action

Need some ideas about how to develop a high-quality online or blended course? Check out our online learning showcase and the latest UArizona QM news stories, research findings, and podcasts by subscribing to the Research, Innovation, & Quality Assurance (RIQA) Report.

See Quality in Action

Quality Matters FAQs 

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Quality Matters at UArizona. 

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