Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development



Quality Matters

Valencia has adopted Quality Matters for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement for online and mixed mode (hybrid) courses. Quality Matters is:

  • a set of standards based upon current literature, best practices, and national standards for course design. These standards can be used as a framework to design, revise and improve online and mixed mode (hybrid) courses.
  • a peer review process where Valencia faculty members who have completed Quality Matters training provide feedback on mixed mode (hybrid) and online courses according to a set of standards (QM Rubric) for course design.

Quality Matters was designed with the following principles in mind. It is:

  • a faculty-driven, peer review process
  • collegial, not evaluative or judgemental
  • based upon a model of continuous improvement
  • centered on the student experience
  • a team-based, collaborative review
  • designed to provide specific, detailed, and constructive feedback and suggestions
  • made to provide feebdack on course design, not course delivery

What are the Application Requirements?

  • Complete the ASMT 3232 - Quality Matters: Peer Reviewer Training course and any recent QM refresher training courses. Valencia faculty members are designated trained Quality Matters Peer Reviewers by completing all of these courses.
  • Have taught the course in an online or mixed mode (hybrid) format for at least two terms (at the time the course is reviewed).
  • The course must be completely online or a mixed mode (hybrid) course.
  • The course must be designed according to current and approved College Course Outcomes.
  • Please note that priority will be given to faculty members who have achieved the designation of Digital Professor.

Quality Matters Courses

This course will explore the Quality Matters project and processes and will prepare the participant to be part of an initiative that impacts the design of online courses and ultimately, student success. After successfully completing this course, participants will be eligible to serve on a Valencia Quality Matters peer course review. Note: This course is required for Digital Professor Certification.


This online, self-paced course is designed to highlight the changes to the Quality Matters Rubric and prepare participants to conduct internal Quality Matters reviews using the updated Quality Matters Rubric. Prerequisite: this course is for participants who have already taken ASMT 3232, QM: Peer Reviewer Training. Note: Participants will take this online course at their own pace and will pass the course upon achieving 100% on the final quiz.


The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to serve on an internal Quality Matters review team. This course is required for anyone serving as a committee member or committee chair. Prerequisite: Participants must complete ASMT 3232 QM Peer Reviewer Training before taking this course and serving on a peer review team.

Who Do I Contact For Questions?

Page Jerzak
Director for Online Teaching and Learning
(407) 582-3865

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