Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dr. Sharon Van Sell earns “Quality Matters Recognized” Course

The Office of Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce that NURS 3612 Intro to Nursing Research, developed by Dr. Sharon Van Sell, has been reviewed by Quality Matters™ (QM) and passed the review, meeting the quality standards of this review process. The course has earned the “Quality Matters Recognized” distinction. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Van Sell for this outstanding achievement.

The Quality Matters™ program is a faculty-centered peer course review Quality Assurance process. Review criteria are linked to external standards; criteria and process are supported through instructional design principles; and the process is vetted by faculty experts. The goals of the program are to increase student retention, learning and satisfaction in online courses by implementing better course design. Quality Matters is sponsored by MarylandOnline and has been adopted by hundreds of higher education institutions across thirty five states and Canada.

For more information about Quality Matters, please visit If you are interested in submitting an online course for review or want to apply the QM rubric to your course, you can find more information at The application deadline is Friday, September 26.

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