QM Course Review

A Quality Matters (QM) review of an online course is conducted by certified QM Peer Reviewers using the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric. The QM Rubric is a set of 8 General Standards and 42 Specific Review Standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.

There are two types of QM reviews:

  • Informal. A team of two peer reviewers from Kent State review the course using the QM Rubric. For an informal QM review to be both beneficial and successful, the faculty member representing the course should have a basic understanding of QM standards and be reasonably sure that the course meets most of the standards.
     
  • Formal. A team of internal Kent State and external Certified QM Peer Reviewers review the course using the QM Rubric. Courses that meet the standards of a formal review are entitled to display the QM logo in their course, and will be listed on both the QM website and Kent State website.

Note: Kent State has a limited number of courses that can go through the Ohio QM Consortium formal review process.

For additional information or to request a consultation, contact Amy Grincewicz, QM Coordinator, Kent State Online: agrincew@kent.edu or (330)-672-4451.

Available to

Kent State University online faculty and instructors.

Requirements

Informal review:

  1. The course must be coded as V1, V2, or V3 in the Banner registration system;
  2. The course must have been taught online at Kent State at least once;
  3. Minimum QM self-review score of 75 and meet all Essential Standards of the QM Rubric;
  4. The Course Representative must complete the APPQMR or Improving Your Online Course workshop;
  5. The Course Representative must have the authority to make revisions to the course design.

Formal review:

  1. The course must be coded as V1, V2, or V3 in the Banner registration system;
  2. The course must have been taught online at Kent State at least once;
  3. Minimum QM informal review score of 84 and meet all Essential Standards of the QM Rubric;
  4. The Course Representative must complete the APPQMR or Improving Your Online Course workshop;
  5. The Course Representative must have the authority to make revisions to the course design;
  6. A pre-review consultation meeting with faculty course representative, department chair, Kent State QM Coordinator, and Director of Pedagogy and Research, Kent State Online.

What happens next

A Kent State QM Coordinator will contact the faculty course representative within 1-2 business days.

 
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