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Quality Matters


Quality Matters™ at NMSU-A

All online and hybrid courses at New Mexico State University Alamogordo are designed around the Quality Matters™ design standards. The Quality Matters™ standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.

More information regarding Quality Matters™ may be found at


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Quality Matters™ Certified courses have been reviewed by an external review team of three trained and experienced faculty members and met the 42 Quality Matters Specific Review Standards for course design.

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Before a course can be taught online, it must go through an internal review. The reviewer looks at the course by using the 42 Quality Matters™ Specific Review Standards for course design. The course will not be taught until it has met the QM Standards.