Quality Matters QM Review Standards provide a widely-accepted framework for course design quality assurance, and ensure that learning objectives and assessments are aligned. This framework has direct and indirect impact on graduation and retention rates, the focus of college administration. There are opportunities to go beyond course design activities, and to encourage establishing further alignment with accreditation standards, such as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This strengthens accreditation self-study and performance measures, and may lead to a better means for ensuring student success.
Dr. Rachel Yager, CEO of FortuneTimes Group (FTG) and an authority on higher education standards, advises institutions on the use of QM Review Standards and course design to strengthen accreditation self-study and performance measures, and lead to a better means for ensuring student success. Dr. Yager assert that a rigorous course design approach connects the dots between retention and graduation rates, and accreditation requirements from DEAC and ACBSP.