QM Certification

QM Certification Dashboard

The School of Information is committed to offering the highest level of online instruction to its students by incorporating the Quality Matters (QM) model into its curriculum. QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. The prestigious peer review process assesses the quality of course design using a research-based rubric.

Applying the QM Rubric

The Quality Matters evaluation rubric is primarily concerned with the presence of orienting information, such as course overviews and introductions, expectations of students, grading policies, learner support resources, etc.; clear, measurable learning objectives and alignment between objectives, instructional materials and activities, and assessments; and accessible design.

School of Information QM Courses

While USF and the School of Information have always been concerned with quality in online teaching and learning, in keeping with the BOG’s preferred framework for assessing quality in online instruction, USF has adopted the Quality Matters standards to help meet these goals. The School of Information seeks to be a leader in offering the highest quality online experience for its students, and to succeed in this goal, it is partnering with Quality