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Summer Session June: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, 5th edition

Suffolk County Community College: Center for Innovative Pedagogy

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

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This workshop certifies faculty in applying the Quality Matters Rubric to the design of their distance education course(s).

  • Course Length:  Two weeks [6/6-20/2018]
  • Delivery Mode:  Online (Asynchronous)
  • Instruction: Facilitated by Prof. Andrew Monahan
  • Fee: $25 per registrant, paid for by Suffolk County Community College

QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM.

Recommended for:

  • Suffolk County Community College Online Faculty Members
  • Those looking to understand the QM Rubric and online course review process. 
  • Those who wish to complete the Higher Ed Peer Reviewer Course.
  • Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the underlying principles of QM.
  2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the sample course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  5. Apply the concept of alignment.
  6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.
  1. Meet the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.


  • None

Participants Requirements:

  • Must be a Faculty Member of Suffolk County Community College
  • Must have 7-8 hours per week to work on QM assignments

Benefits to Participants:

“QM training offered a clear perspective of the necessity to be detailed and organized in the building of online courses.” ~2015 QM Certification Graduate

“The QM workshop was extremely beneficial to me because it focused me on specifying what I really wanted my students to be able to do. I have created rubrics for every activity I now assign. Learning to weigh multiple factors has been such as eye-opener!” ~ 2015 QM Certification Graduate

  • Applying for promotion? This certification will make a nice addition to your A-form.
  • Qualify for serving on the SCCC CIP QM committee.
  • Apply the rubric to your course, request a QM certified course review. When you meet the standards, you will be identified on the QM Certified Course Website.
  • See your course name live at QM Certified Course website:
  • Adjunct teacher locally? This certification will make a nice addition to your resume (Stonybrook, Nassau, St. Joe’s… are all QM campuses).
  • Once certified in Applying the QM Rubric, you are qualified to attend the Peer Reviewer certification workshop. Your next step in becoming a QM peer reviewer. This is an international position. See QM’s website for additional information.

Certified participants reported:

  • Students as more engaged, and achieving higher success rates.
  • Being more satisfied with the online learning environment.
  • The rubric is made applicable to traditional course design practices too.
  • After receiving certification, becoming QM Peer Reviewers.
  • This workshop as the first step in gaining international recognition for the hard work they have done in creating their online course.
Have questions about Summer Session June: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, 5th edition? Contact Suffolk County Community College: Center for Innovative Pedagogy

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