Instructors earn Quality Matters recognition

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee
Linda Button
Linda Button

Sherry Lee, senior instructor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Linda Button, instructor, College of Education, were recently notified the online courses they teach received Quality Matters recognition.

Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to highlight the quality of online courses and components.

Lee’s “Nursing 3050 Health Assessment-RN” and Button’s “Curriculum 5002 Issues, Strategies, and Models in Curriculum Design” are the first two UCCS courses to receive Quality Matters recognition. They are believed to be the first courses recognized at a CU campus.

“We congratulate Sherry and Linda for going through this comprehensive process of course review and revision to achieve this honor,” Jackie Crouch, instructional technologist, Faculty Resource Center, said. “This recognition assures online students they are receiving the very best education possible.”

The Quality Matters rubric is the most widely used set of standards for the design of online and blended courses at the college level. Today, more than 700 colleges and universities subscribe to the non-profit Quality Matters Program.

See Lee and Button talk about their experiences in the Quality Matters review process below.

For more information about the Quality Matters program, visit or contact Scott Switzer, instructional designer, Faculty Resource Center, 719-255-4154 or [email protected].

To view a list of all of the QM-recognized courses, visit


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