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Instructional Technology Certified as QM Master Reviewers

Certification facilitates Quality Matters reviews at UMBC

As part of UMBC's effort to recognize exemplary course design through the Quality Matters Impact (QMI) pilot, a partnership with the Provost's Office launched in FA2021 as an extension of the award-winningPIVOT program, four Instructional Technology staff are now fully certified as Master Reviewers by Quality Matters:

The Master Reviewer Certification is an advanced certification for experienced QM Peer Reviewers. In a QM review, whether subscriber-managed like the ones at UMBC or facilitated by QM, Master Reviewers serve as Team Chairs for a QM review, ensuring the consistency of the peer review process, coordinating communicating between the team, and maintaining the overall review workflow.

Through the QMI, faculty participants received feedback from certified Quality Matters peer reviewers at UMBC and other online learning experts in the QM community. A course achieves QM Certification when it meets QM Rubric Standards at the 85% threshold or better and meets all Essential Standards. Currently, UMBC has five certified QM courses through its QMI program. An additional eight courses are scheduled for review through mid-June.

For more information about the Quality Matters Impact program, please contact the QM coordinators for UMBC:

Dr. Mariann Hawken
Director, Instructional Technology

Dr. Susan Biro
Manager, Online Learning


Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:13 AM