Wednesday Workshop

Quality Matters Matter at William Paterson and Rutgers Universities

Quality Matters matters not only to William Paterson and Rutgers Universities; but to all of us. This workshop will outline the QM program and how to implement it. The goal is to improve the quality of online programs in New Jersey.

William Paterson found a constructive template for the creation of exceptional online programs with Quality Matters, a nationally recognized program for developing and promoting a sophisticated program which encourages faculty to pursue best practices in online design best practices of online and hybrid course design.

The Quality Online Course Review (QOCR) initiative introduced at Rutgers University in Spring 2015 through the Office of Instructional Design, responds to the increasing popularity of online learning among Rutgers students and the concomitant need for creating a campus-wide system for continuous improvement when it comes to online course design.

Harris, Robert
Assistant Director

Harris is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning with Technology, a unit responsible for promoting online and blended learning at William Paterson. A 20-year veteran at the University, Harris has been involved in online education since the early 90s. One of the founding editors of H-Net, Humanities Online, Harris continues to edit the US Civil War Era online history journal founded in 1993. After creating the Student Technology Consultant program in 1995 Harris was involved with promoting sophisticated technology support staff and worked closely with the TLT Group. He has an intellectual background in US Social and Labor history and earned an MLIS from Rutgers University

Sava, Sharla
Senior Instructional Designer
Rutgers University

Martin Hoffman
Associate Dean
Distance Education & Integrated Learning Resources
Rowan College at Burlington County