QM@PGCC Review Process

The Quality Matters Review Process has been used at Prince George’s Community College since 2003. In 2005, eLearning Services, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, adopted the Quality Matters (QM) rubric as the college’s measure of online course quality. The Procedure Statement about Quality Assurance in Online Courses at Prince George's Community College can be found here.


The QM rubric is based on national standards of good practice and was developed under the Quality Matters Grant (FIPSE) between 2003-
2006. Since its inception at Prince George's Community College, many of our online courses have been designated as meeting QM standards. See below for a link to a full list of QM-recognized courses.


The QM Review process:

  • Provides constructive suggestions about how to improve the course to align with the quality standards of the rubric.
  • Reports to the course developer/facilitator the results of the peer review.
  • Provides professional development training for faculty to become trained Quality Matters peer reviewers.
  • Focuses on a peer review of the course, not evaluation of the faculty developer/facilitator of the course.




For a complete list of faculty who have earned QM designation at Prince George's Community College, click here.



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