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Strengthen Your Online/Hybrid Courses with Quality Matters

Support student success with Applying the QM Rubric Workshop

August 18, 2016 10:08 AM

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to improve online and blended course quality to benefit online learners. The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online and hybrid courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. The APPQMR is also the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is required to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Face-to-face training opportunities are available to UMBC faculty from our sister USM institution, Towson University.

Three hands-on Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshops are available:

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

All workshops are held in the Cook Library, Room 404B from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The cost of the workshop will be $30 and will include a continental breakfast and lunch along with a Quality Matters booklet and other course materials. Payment can be made by transfer of funds. Please request that your department send the funds to Academic Innovation (15470) at Towson via the R*Stars system, the interagency transfer program. In the description field, enter a notation for the APPQMR training, and send it to the attention of Jessica Loetz in Accounts Payable (

Parking is available on campus in the Towsontown Garage (across from the Liberal Arts Visitor parking spots are available so please when parking go to the visitors kiosk and follow the directions to obtain a ticket for displaying clearly on the dashboard of your vehicle.

Registration is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. Look for USM-Applying Quality Matters Rubric Workshop and then choose the date for the session you wish to attend. Since there will be food available, please make sure you register at least a week before the session.

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