Applying the QM Rubric - Online Workshops

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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric - Online Workshops

The asynchronous, two-week, fully online workshop will be facilitated by UTHSC's own Innovation Scholar and Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Dr. Jackie Burchum.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.


Facilitated by Dr. Jackie Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE, UTHSC Innovation Scholar and Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Delivery Mode

Online (Asynchronous)

Course Length

Approximately 7-8 hours per week for the two week session.



Who is the QM rubric workshop for?

Those looking to understand the QM Rubric and course review process.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the sample course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.


Step 1: SELECT the link corresponding with workshop dates desired.

Step 2: COMPLETE the HR128 registration form.

Step 3: AWAIT email updates as your selected workshop date gets closer.

The following dates represent the two-week timeframe in which you have to complete the workshop. Each workshop is the same, so only register for the one most convenient for you and your schedule.

February 7-21, 2017

March 7-21, 2017

April 4-18, 2017

May 2-16, 2017

June 6-20, 2017

July 11-25, 2017

August 8-22, 2017

September 5-19, 2017

October 3-17, 2017

November 7-21, 2017

Contact Karen Shader, Ph.D, Quality Matters Coordinator at or 901-488-2947, with any questions or comments.

Dr. Jackie Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE.

Dr. Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE joined the UTHSC College on Nursing in July 2005. She holds national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Dr. Burchum teaches online as distance faculty for The University of Tennessee College of Nursing. An early innovator and pioneer in online education, she has developed and taught online course since 1998. She has completed two certificate programs in online teaching: Teaching and Learning in Web-based Courses through Indiana University and Advanced Online Teaching through the Online Learning Consortium.

Dr. Burchum's primary teaching responsibilities include Pharmacology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Family Nursing. She is a member of the Tennessee/American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the National League for Nursing, the International Transcultural Nursing Society, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.


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