Quality Matters™ (QM™) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across the country use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty.
The Director of Instructional Technology serves as the Quality Matters™ Coordinator, handling administration of the course certification process. OIT works with designated QM™ faculty mentors to assist those interested in pursuing course certification, and pays all fees associated with the certification process. OIT also pays a 1-credit stipend to faculty for each 3-credit course that achieves QM™ certification.
A total of 72 Riverland courses have achieved QM™ certification, with several more currently in development.