• Renee Shaffer
  • Instructional Designer,
    University Technology Services

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • October 15, 2014
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is co-sponsored by the University Technology Services and the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. This session will cover the characteristics and features of the Quality Matters Rubric and show you how to incorporate them into your courses. You'll learn about learning objectives, instructional activities, student engagement and aligning assessments to the course learning objectives. While Quality Matters is geared towards online courses, its overall standards can be used universally in higher education.

About the Facilitator

Renee Shaffer, Instructional Designer at University Technology Services (UTS), has over 26 years of experience in teaching and higher education administration. She assists faculty statewide with the design, development, implementation and evaluation of online courses, as well as with the use of innovative technology in the classroom. As a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, she leads faculty training sessions in pedagogy, teaching innovations, active learning, learning management software and other technology-based teaching and learning tools.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and University Technology Services.


Developing Superior Courses: Exploring the Quality Matters Rubric