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QM at Kent State

How does Kent State utilize Quality Matters?

Kent State University is a member of the largest QM state consortium in the nation, the Ohio QM Consortium, and as such, is able to provide low-cost training for QM's foundational workshop, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR).  Along with the APPQMR, Kent State also offers QM consultations and a shortened, two-hour introduction to QM presentation, so that faculty can choose their level of involvement. After attending a Kent QM training, faculty will be given the complete QM rubric workbook, and can then continue to be involved in QM in the following ways:

  • Faculty can use the QM rubric as a guide when they design their online courses.
  • Faculty can do a self-review of their online course using the Self-Review tool on the QM website.
  • Faculty can do informal peer reviews of colleagues' courses by request.
  • Faculty can ask a trained QM Peer Reviewer from the Office of Continuing and Distance Education to do an informal QM review of their course.
  • Faculty can begin their course design with the Kent State Online template, which meets many QM standards prior to course content, assignments, etc. being added.

Departments and colleges can also request custom QM training or a QM consultation, and can choose to incorporate QM design principles within their online course design as well.

If you any have questions about QM training, please contact Kent State's Quality Matters Coordinator, Bethany Simunich, bsimunic@kent.edu.

Please visit our Faculty Workshops page for descriptions of our professional development events and links for registration.

INTERESTED IN QUALITY MATTERS RESEARCH?

If you are interested in pursuing an independent QM research project, please contact Bethany Simunich at bsimunic@kent.edu. Dr. Simunich is a QM Senior Research Colleague and is available to consult with faculty and graduate students on QM research at any point.