The University of Northern Iowa has adopted the Quality Matters program for quality assurance and continuous improvement for the design of online courses. Quality Matters is a set of standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design. These standards are used as a framework to design, revise and improve blended and online courses. Quality Matters includes a peer review process in which internal reviewers provide feedback on blended and online courses according to a set of standards, QM Rubric , for course design.
Questions? Contact UNI’s Quality Matters Institutional Representative Belle Cowden at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 319-273-7211.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education strives to integrate Quality Matters standards throughout all elements of online course design, including: