Quality Matters (QM) is catching on at IU. Students and faculty are the beneficiaries.
QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered quality assurance process for online and blended courses. It features a peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. David Becker, QM course review manager, explains that QM course design principles are all about engaging students, about “getting them past the ‘packaging’—the mechanics of the course—so they can focus on content and learning objectives.”
Faculty have made strides in adopting QM as a best practice. In June 2017, only two IU courses were QM-certified. Now, 19 courses are certified. If you want to know how the QM process works, the faculty below have earned QM certification for their courses. They can tell you how QM has made their courses more effective and their students more receptive. Congratulations to these QM pioneers.
- Jamie Buffington-Adams, Educating the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed (EDUC-K 343), April 2018
- Chera LaForge, Analyzing Politics (POLYS-Y 205), July 2018
- Tara Kingsley, Books for Education (EDUC-X 460), December 2018
- Melinda Stanley, Systems of Health Care Delivery (AHLT-B 311), October 2018
- Sharyn Emery, Introduction to African-American Literature (AFRO-A 169), November 2017
- Doug Barney, Intermediate Accounting I (BUS-A 311), June 2017
- Lisa Russell, Administrative Policy (BUS-J 401), October 2017
- Ranida Harris, Computers in Business (BUS-K 201), July 2018
- Anne Allen, Ancient and Medieval Art (FINA-A 101), July 2018
- Barbara Kutis, Renaissance to Modern Art (FINA-A 102), July 2017
- Sridhar Ramachandran, Social Informatics (INFO-I 202), June 2018
- Adam Maksl, Social Media Strategies (JOUR-J 301), May 2018
- Phillip Miller, Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences (MATH-A 118), July 2017
- Julia Mattingly, A Multi-System Approach to Health of the Community (NURS-S 472), July 2018
- George Harvey, Introduction to Ethics (PHIL-P 140), July 2018
- Robin Morgan, Introduction to Psychology I (PSY-P 101), April 2018
- Robin Morgan, Introduction to Psychology II (PSY-P 102), April 2018
- Robin Morgan, Sleep and Dreams (PSY-P 340), February 2017
- Lucinda Woodward, Critical Investigations in Paranormal Phenomena (PSY-P 457), March 2018
- Rachel Star, Assessment in Schools (EDUC-P 507), November 2018
New courses are in the QM pipeline. The IU School of Nursing is working toward QM certification of all courses in the RN to BSN degree completion program.