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Quality Matters (QM)

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Quality Matters (QM) is based on nationally recognized best practices and built on the expertise of instructional designers and experienced online teachers. QM consists of three primary components:

    • The QM Rubric
    • The Course Review Process
    • QM Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty – Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR) is available for all ACC Faculty teaching online and hybrid courses.

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QM Benefits

Quality Matters processes benefit both individual faculty and their institutions. Austin Community College (ACC) and faculty will benefit greatly from implementing Quality Matters in the following ways:

    • Improved student learning outcomes and retention
    • Adoption of a systematic and comprehensive continuous quality assurance process that includes faculty training, course development, and course revisions that are aligned with accreditation standards
    • Incorporation of new technologies and research findings

    • Opportunity to engage in benchmarking activities with peer institutions
    • Ongoing faculty professional development
    • Increased flexibility, creativity, and divergent thinking
    • Increased efficiency in using institutional resources

Read the QM FAQ

Quality Matters Certified ACC Faculty

Over 900 ACC faculty and counting from across every Area of Study have completed the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Certification.

Read the Faculty List

Note: You must be logged in to your ACCemail account to view the list.

 

ACC Degree Programs – All Courses Nationally QM Certified

Applied Health Science

QM Trainings

  • APPQMR- Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR) is available for all ACC faculty teaching online or hybrid courses. This is the prerequisite training for all other QM trainings. (Synchronous and Asynchronous options. Check the Faculty Events Calendar for offerings.)
  • Peer Reviewer – Available for faculty who have completed APPQMR training to take from QM website. After completion, faculty can serve as the Peer Reviewer for both QM subscriber-managed course reviews and internal ACC course reviews. (3-week time commitment with firm deadlines.)
  • Internal Peer Reviewer (includes Internal Master Reviewer) – Available for faculty who have completed APPQMR training to take it from ACC DE. After completion, faculty can serve as the Peer Reviewer for internal ACC course reviews. (1-week commitment minimum; maximum 3 months. Check the Faculty Events Calendar for offerings.)

 

Training

For the latest events and training, please visit the TLED Calendar and choose the “QualityMatters” tag to view a list of available offerings.

Quality Matters

Nationally Certified ACC Courses

Course Faculty
PHIL 1301 Azzurra Crispino
HPRS 2300 Richard Espinosa
HPRS 1106 Jean Ward
HPRS 1206 Donna Moore
HPRS 1171 Richard Espinosa
PSYC 2301 Dan Dydek
HPRS 2301 Nancy Glass
BIOL 1408 Jack O’Grady
PHRA 1243 Richard Espinosa
HMSY 1337 James Daniels
MLAB 1101 D. Scott Brewer
ENGL 1301 Amy Ashton
ENGL 1301 Virginia Allegra Villarreal
ENGL 1301 Tina Buck
ENGL 1301 Louanne Preston
KINE 1146 Dianne Kesslinger
GOVT 2305 Kristie Kelly
MATH 1314 Carmen McCullough
BIOL 1406 Jack O’Grady

QM Point of Contacts

Ninguan Han | QM Coordinator Manager
(512) 223-0417
ninghua.han@austincc.edu

Questions about Quality Matters?

Please email dlstaff@austincc.edu.