Kent State University Hosts 2018 Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting

On Thursday, May 3, staff and faculty interested in Quality Matters from more than 60 Ohio member institutions will come together at Kent State University for the 2018 Ohio Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting (QM AMM). The event is sponsored by the Quality Matters Ohio Consortium and Kent State Online.

The QM AMM includes information sessions and exciting discussions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives and implementation, designing online courses with the QM rubric, and much more.

Deb Adair, Ph.D., executive director of Quality Matters, will serve as the keynote speaker for the QM AMM. For the past decade, Dr. Adair has cultivated the growth of Quality Matters from a grant-supported initiative to a nonprofit organization, engaging thousands of educators in peer-review processes to improve and certify the quality of online and blended courses. She has more than 25 years’ experience in higher education, as both faculty and administrator, as well as nonprofit leadership and management consulting. She currently serves on the boards of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies and the National University Technology Network. She also has authored and interviewed broadly as an expert in quality assurance for online learning.

This event is free to all faculty and staff of Ohio QM Consortium member institutions. 

Registration closes on Friday, April 27. For more information and to register, visit


About the Ohio QM Consortium

The Ohio Quality Matters Consortium is a group of Ohio colleges and universities that subscribe to the national QM Higher Education Membership. With more than 60 member institutions, the consortium is the largest in the country, and it provides members with affordable options for both QM reviews and QM professional development. The mission of the consortium is to support member institutions through dialogue, professional development, active engagement and assistance in building a culture of quality and continuous improvement in online and blended course offerings. For more information about the Ohio QM Consortium, visit


About Kent State Online

Kent State University is a pioneer in online and distance education, offering its first online programs more than 15 years ago. Kent State now offers more than 30 degree and certificate programs online, unmatched by most peer universities. Kent State Online brings together online programs and assistance for students, faculty, the community, and global audiences. For more information about Kent State Online, visit  


About Kent State University

Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Regional Academic Center, and academic sites in major world capitals such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The student body comprises more than 39,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students from 104 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 241,000. The addition of new learning environments from the sciences to the arts and the development of exciting new academic programs such as aerospace engineering, geographic information science and business analytics characterize Kent State’s focus on transformational educational experiences.

For more information about Kent State, visit

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:59am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:02am