Quality Matters at UAA

QM Professional Development Opportunities

516336449(1)One of the great benefits of our statewide subscription to Quality Matters are all of the professional development opportunities available to faculty and staff at UAA and our community campuses.  Some of the workshops and courses are offered as dedicated trainings through Academic Innovations & eLearning (AI&e) and others are offered online through Quality Matters.

Currently available Quality Matters professional development to faculty:

  • 60 minute Quality Matters Overview – Offered by AI&e to provide a broad overview of the Quality Matters rubric, professional development and course review process.  This online session is ideal for faculty and staff who want to learn more before committing to the in-depth workshops and courses.  It is also a great way for administrators to learn about Quality Matters and how it can benefit their department or program.
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) – Our dedicated APPQMR online, asynchronous workshops are two weeks of intensive course work learning about the Quality Matters Rubric and how to apply the standards to online course design.  Use this experience to guide your online course design and even prepare your online course for an informal and/or formal peer review.
  • Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) – The PRC is offered online through Quality Matters and is a two week, online, synchronous workshop for faculty who would like to become certified peer reviewers.  Requirements for peer review certification include having taught online in the last 18 months and successful completion of the APPQMR.  Becoming a peer reviewer is a fantastic opportunity to see unique examples of online courses from around the state and country.
  • Department presentations and workshops –  We are also glad to work with departments and programs to schedule workshops face-to-face or online for your department and program based on your available time and course design needs.

There are several opportunities to participate in each of these workshops during the 2015 spring semester.  Visit our AI&e workshop calendar for dedicated workshop dates and registration.  Also check out the Quality Matters Available Professional Development Sessions.

Contact Quality Matters Coordinators Melissa White (mbwhite3@uaa.alaska.edu/786-4597) or Heather Nash (hmnash@uaa.alaska.edu/786-6520) for more information.

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