Sign Up: Impact of Quality Matters Training on Student Success

A graphical representation of people researching
Published: Monday, April 19, 2021

We’d love to offer you a chance to get to work one-on-one with an Instructional Designer by participating in a research project.

Calling all online faculty! We have an exciting opportunity for you to participate in that will help both you and Digital Learning. We’d love to offer you a chance to get to work one-on-one with an Instructional Designer, regardless of online format, by participating in a research project called “Impact of Quality Matters Training on Student Success.”

In brief, we are studying how a Quality Matters professional development experience can lead to course revisions that impact student success. If you are interested in participating in this statewide research project exploring how online course design impacts student success, please read on. 

Project Details

We are recruiting faculty who currently teach at least one online course and who would be interested in participating in the free Quality Matters (QM) workshop  “Improving Your Online Course (IYOC).” Following this workshop, a professional instructional designer will assist you in revising your course. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to:

  • Share your online course with our research team.
  • Successfully complete the IYOC workshop.
  • Work with an instructional designer to improve your course.
  • Complete a short reflection questionnaire.
  • Distribute a student success survey in your online course.
  • Possibly participate in a reflective interview, conducted via Zoom.

Please note that you will not be identified in the study. All personal information will be de-identified, and all results will be reported anonymously, using pseudonyms. Please read the following graphic for information on how instructors will participate in this study.



How to Sign Up

If you are interested in participating in this study, please fill out the Faculty Consent Form survey by May 3rd, 2021.

One of the research team members will then follow up with you to provide the next steps. 

“An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.” 

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Nicole Schmidt (

Authored By:

Nicole Schmidt

Nicole Schmidt
Instructional Designer II