Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM), an internationally recognized, standards-based program, offers faculty quality assurance in online and hybrid course design with a focus on continuous improvement. Originating from a FIPSE grant in Maryland, QM is a non-profit organization offering institutional subscriptions and a range of fee-based services, including QM-managed course reviews and a variety of professional development opportunities. Salisbury University is a subscriber of Quality Matters. The Quality Matters program is rubric-based. The 42 standards are specific to higher education, are backed by research, and are internationally recognized as a means to improve course design and to quality assurance. Salisbury University is committed to the design of online and hybrid courses based on the QM Standards and has developed an implementation plan for faculty professional development and course reviews.