What workshops and courses are offered by QM?
FLQMC provides support to various types of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff at the affiliated institutions.
Quality Matters offers Implementation Workshops and Courses on a variety of topics including:
QM also provides Focused Workshops in the following categories:
- Course-focused Workshops
- Standards-focused Workshops
- Alignment Standards Workshops
- Teaching Online Workshop
View a full list of Workshops on QM.
What is the difference, if any, between the APPQMR 2-week online workshop and the APPQMR 1-day on-site, f2f workshop?
If you’re trying to decide whether the online or F2F workshop is best for you:
Two-Week Online APPQMR – This asynchronous workshop is delivered over the course of two weeks by two QM-certified facilitators. In this workshop participants will: (a) Read short lesson materials related to the QM rubric and review process, (b) Take a few short, 10-question quizzes on the material, (c) Apply the QM rubric to a sample online course, (d) Participate in forum discussions related to each of the 8 General Standards, and (e) Apply the QM rubric to a design scenario. It provides an excellent opportunity for faculty to individually consider how the rubric applies to each standard in course development and how the review process works in a course review, exchange ideas and perspectives on course design with colleagues, and gain personal experience applying the rubric.
One-Day On-Site (F2F) APPQMR – This workshop is delivered by one QM-certified facilitator over the course of six hours. In this workshop participants will: (a) Learn about the QM rubric and review process through presentation materials and activities provided by one QM-certified workshop facilitator, (b)Take one quiz on material presented, (c) Collaboratively apply the QM rubric to a sample online course, and (d) Apply the QM rubric to a design scenario. It provides an excellent opportunity for faculty to gain a general, introductory understanding of the QM rubric and how it might be applied in course development and in the course review process and exchange ideas and perspectives on course design with colleagues.
How should I decide whether to take the online or on-site workshop?
The APPQMR online workshop is recommended for faculty who intend to use the rubric to design their own courses, may submit a course for a QM course review in the future, or may decide to become a peer reviewer at some point in the future. This workshop provides an opportunity to look carefully at a sample course and make personal decisions about whether or not the standards are met, share your findings and reasons for your decisions with colleagues through the discussion threads, receive new ideas and perspectives from colleagues and write recommendations for improvement over the course of the two-week period. You can work at your own pace but will want to work and post along with colleagues to gain the most benefit from the course.
The APPQMR face-to-face workshop is appropriate for faculty who are interested in learning about the rubric and review process from a more “overview” perspective. Due to the limited time period, course material is presented by a facilitator and while there is time to for some discussion, due to time-constraints there is limited opportunity to individually practice applying the standards to a sample course.
How do I register for QM professional development workshops and courses?
Faculty and staff at the affiliated institutions need to contact the QM Coordinators on their campuses to register for QM professional development workshops and courses.