Quality Matters at Southern University

What Access and Quality Mean at Southern University

Southern University's mission is to create educational opportunity throughout Louisiana and the nation. Through its online course offerings, and the Southern University Online degree programs, traditional barriers to access are removed.  When it embraced online education, Southern committed to academic excellence by adopting the Quality Matters (QM) standards for online course design. 

Upcoming Training Events

Earn your Quality Matters Certification in the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and a Southern University Teaching Online Certificate by attending either of the following workshops. Depending on which workshop you choose, you can earn one or both certificates.

 1. One-Day Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (Live): This workshop includes the instructional material for participants to earn the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Certificate only. This is the basic course and the certification is required for all faculty who teach online or hybrid courses.

2.  Two-Day Teaching Online Boot Camp (Live): This workshop includes the One-Day APPQMR Certification as well as the Advanced Curriculum Design for Quality Instruction, and the Half-Day Teaching Online workshop. Attending this workshop will satisfy both requirements for teaching online and hybrid courses.

3.   Half-Day Teaching Online Boot Camp : This workshop includes applied  teaching online techniques to build faculty self-efficacy. This half day is also included with the Two-Day Boot Camp. Attending this workshop will only satisfy the one requirement for teaching online and hybrid courses.



For Information Contact:

Tracy Barley, Director

Office of E-Learning



 Register for Training

Upcoming Events Calendar

Training Registration

  • July 24 - July 30

Fall Course Reviews

  • August 1 - August 8

Two-Week QM Online


Two-Day APPQMR and TOL (L)

  • July 22-23, 9:00 - 4:00
  • July 27-28, FILLED
  • July 29-30, FILLED


  • August 3 9:00-4:00 (L)
  • August 4 9:00-4:00 (L)
  • August 6 9:00-4:00 (V)

Half-Day TOL (V)

  • July 23, 1:00-4:00
  • July 29, 1:00-4:00
  • July 30, 1:00-4:00

Course Design Awards

  • August 10

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