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Scheduled State-Sponsored APPQMR Workshops

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship training.  It provides an in-depth exploration of the QM Rubric and its use in evaluating online courses.  MOQI is coordinating the delivery of this official Quality Matters workshop both online and onsite in Minnesota for faculty, staff and administrators from affiliate institutions.  This coordinated effort is providing an increase in opportunities to participate in the workshop at significant savings to individuals and institutions.

See the information below about Quality Matters Trainings and on the APPQMR Workshop Details page for more information about scheduled online and onsite workshops between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.


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Quality Matters Workshops & Courses

This section includes information about various Quality Matters Workshops and Courses that may be of particular interest to faculty, staff, and administrators from affiliate institutions in Minnesota.  A complete list of workshops and professional development opportunities offered through QM is available here.

MOQI-Sponsored APPQMR Workshops for Minnesota Online Institutions

Cost: $110.  Faculty from MnSCU institutions are eligible for a 50% discount.

Sponsored by MOQI.  Offered face-to-face or online.  These workshops are open to faculty from all QM affiliate colleges in Minnesota.

Check this Calendar for next available dates — Learn more about the APPQMR Workshops here.

*Institutions interested in sponsoring an APPQMR session onsite are encouraged to contract the training through MOQI for significant cost savings.

Additional Workshops & Courses Available Directly From Quality Matters

QM-delivered APPQMR Workshop – Cost: $200/person for online seat;  $2800/session for face-to-face workshop

Quality Matters has regular sessions of the APPQMR workshop online with seats available to subscribing institutions.  Institutions can contract with QM directly for an on-site face-to-face session.

Peer Reviewer Certification Course – Cost is $100 for MnSCU faculty if register through the MOQI registration page.  The cost is $200 if you register directly with QM. (U of M faculty: please check with the Office of eLearning for registration information)

The Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers.  This QM certification course is a two-week course only available online directly from Quality Matters.  It includes a review of Quality Matters, practice critiquing and writing helpful recommendations, and a Practice Review in which the participants are asked to review specific standards in an online course using a simulated online rubric tool.

The PRC may also be taken by others who have taken the APPQMR and are interested in learning more about the peer reviewer role.  Instructional designers or faculty who do not have current online teaching experience may take the PRC to meet institutional goals of conducting internal reviews (that do not lead to QM recognition).  For more information about the PRC, see

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop (completed either online or face-to-face)

Master Reviewer Certification Workshop – Cost is $150 for MnSCU faculty if register through the MOQI registration page.  The cost is $300 if you register directly with QM. (U of M faculty: please check with the Office of eLearning for registration information)

The Master Reviewer Certification (MRC) is an advanced certification course is for experienced QM Peer Reviewers.  It is designed to prepare experienced Certified Peer Reviewers to become Certified Master Reviewers.   The Master Reviewer serves as the team chair for official QM review teams.  This course provides more detailed practice on the interpretation of standards and other topics relevant to course reviews. This two-week course is only available directly from Quality Matters.

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the APPQMR workshop, successful completion of the PRC, must be a Certified Peer Reviewer, and must have served on two official QM-managed or subscriber-managed course reviews (not internal course reviews).

QM Institutional Representative Training

The Institution Representative Training (IRT) is a self-paced online course that is intended for individuals within an institution who have been appointed to be a liaison between the faculty and Quality Matters.  As the institution’s primary point of contact for QM, you will learn about QM’s program and how it can support your institution’s quality assurance initiatives, how to manage course reviews, and how to locate QM resources.

This training is available to designated QM Institution Representatives for no fee.

Other Events & Workshops

The 6th Annual QM Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning will be held in Baltimore, MD starting Sept. 29, 2014.  More information can be found here.