Quality Matters (QM)

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM 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 FIU Online department subscribed to the Quality Matters program in 2010 and ever since, our faculty have been improving their online courses to meet QM Certification standards. The program has three primary components: The QM Rubric, the Peer Review Process, and QM Professional Development. FIU Online is implementing the QM Program to its fully online courses to ensure they meet expectations, either from initial design and development or through revisions. The Quality Matters Rubric is research supported and promotes best practice-based quality standards and procedures. Faculty peer-reviewers use the QM Rubric to review FIU online courses. FIU Online is adopting the QM Rubric and using the Underlying Principles of Quality Matters to help meet its primary objective of ensuring quality assurance and promoting continuous improvement.