Courses and Workshops

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR); 1 Day Face-to-Face Session

This is the same as the two-week online course except offered in a face-to-face setting in one full day!

Learn the underlying principles behind the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Hawkeye Community College's goal is for all instructors teaching an online and/or hybrid course to have Quality Matters training in either APPQMR or IYOC.
This workshop is for you if you are....

  • an instructor new to teaching an online or hybrid course
  • a new instructor to Hawkeye College without prior APPQMR and/or IYOC certification training within the last 5 years
  • a person wanting to learn more about Quality Matters and how it pertains to designing an online/hybrid course.

(A minimum of 6 registrations are required for each session.)

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR); Online

Learn the underlying principles behind the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Hawkeye Community College's goal is for all instructors teaching an online and/or hybrid course to have Quality Matters training in either APPQMR or IYOC.
This workshop is for you if you are....

  • an instructor new to teaching an online or hybrid course
  • a new instructor to Hawkeye College without prior APPQMR and/or IYOC certification training within the last 5 years
  • a person wanting to learn more about Quality Matters and how it pertains to designing an online/hybrid course.

This workshop is moderated online/asynchronously for two weeks. (A minimum of 6 registrations are required for this 2-week session.)

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC); Face-to-Face Session

This is the same as the two-week online course except offered in a face-to-face setting in one full day!

Apply the underlying principles of the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online or hybrid course and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online or hybrid course is required.

Hawkeye Community College's goal is for all instructors teaching an online and/or hybrid course to have Quality Matters training in either APPQMR or IYOC.

This workshop is for

  • an instructor wanting to review their own existing online/hybrid course using the QM standards
  • a new instructor to Hawkeye College teaching an online/hybrid course with APPQMR certification within the last 5 years
  • a seasoned online/hybrid instructor wanting to apply QM standards to a new online/hybrid course.
  • an seasoned online/hybrid instructor with an existing online/hybrid course needing to fulfill the QM training requirement.

(A minimum of 6 registrations are required for each session.)

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Assurance for New Online Degrees

This professional development provides a 3-day in-depth experience applying the QM rubric framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants engage in hands-on experiences reviewing their own online course around QM objectives and activities, use the QM Self-Review tool to write helpful recommendations, and develop a course improvement plan related to their own course.

Eligible faculty will receive an email invitation to register.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Self Review of an Online or Hybrid Course

Any full-time or adjunct instructors can sign-up to receive support from a certified QM Peer Reviewer as they seek to develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course. Guided by the Quality Matters Rubric and a course development checklist, instructors will complete a self-review of their course using QM’s online course review system to earn a certificate of completion which can be applied towards their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

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Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

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