CPH Continues its Commitment to Excellence with Course Certifications
Quality matters. It’s more than a phrase – it’s a commitment to our College of Public Health students.
The Quality Matters™ process for College of Public Health online courses and programs has received national attention. Quality Matters includes more than 1,600 organizations in K-12, higher education, educational publishing, continuing education, and professional development in over 30 countries, making it “the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments.”
In order for online courses to achieve Quality Matters certification, 43 specific indicators must be met. Courses are also reviewed by a team for subject matter and to ensure all essential benchmarks for Quality Matters are in place. The first Quality Matters certification at Kent State’s College of Public Health was awarded in 2018. To date, we remain the only public health college utilizing stringent Quality Matters standards for online courses. Currently, 19 of the CPH online courses have met the Quality Matters criteria and 75 percent of the BSPH and MPH core courses are Quality Matter certified, but numbers are destined to grow, as more courses are under review.
For more information on the College of Public Health Quality Matters program, contact Jamie Rhoads, director of Instructional Design and Quality Matters coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.