Quality of Courses

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is committed to ensuring faculty excellence and student success in all of our online courses.  As part of that commitment, we embrace Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized program to provide guidance to faculty teaching online and an official methodology for certifying the quality of online courses taught at the University.

The purpose of this program is to contribute to faculty excellence, facilitate student success and provide a continuous improvement process for courses in Blackboard. Learn more about Quality Matters at qualitymatters.org.

QM Certified Courses by College

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

  • ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Arts (Eileen Turan)
  • HIST 3336 Islam and the Modern Middle East (Dr. Clea Hupp)
  • HIST 4390 History of the Third Reich (Dr. Bruce Hall)
  • MUED 3302 Piano Pedagogy and Literature (Dr. Linda Holzer)

College of Business

  • ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I (Cynthia Johnson)
  • ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II (Cynthia Johnson)
  • ECON 2301 Survey of Economics (Dr. Mark Funk)
  • ECON 2310 Business Statistics (Dr. Eric Elder)
  • ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics (Dr. Sarah Quintanar)
  • ECON 3355 Quantitative Business Analysis (Dr. Eric Elder)
  • MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior & Management (Dr. Otmar Varela)
  • MGMT 3304 Production Operations Management (Dr. Ahmad Bajwa)
  • MGMT 3352 Advanced PC Applications (Dr. Robert Mitchell)
  • MGMT 3380 Business Communication (Dr. Robert Mitchell)
  • MGMT 4395 Applications of Human Resource Mgmt (Dr. Thomas Tudor)
  • MGMT 7340 Collective Bargaining (Dr. Thomas Tudor)
  • MGMT 7341 Strategic Human Resource Management (Dr. Thomas Tudor)
  • MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing (Dr. Gary Geissler)


College of Education and Health Professions

  • HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science (Nita Copeland)
  • HHPS 4380 Health Education Program Evaluation (Dr. Amar Kanekar)
  • HSCI 3402 Health & Medical Sciences (Nita Copeland)
  • NURS 3310 Professional Roles (Dr. Jane Evans)
  • NURS 4530 Integration of Concepts (Dr. Patricia Edwards Schafer)
  • READ 7327 Curriculum Design (Dr. Sherilyn Tucker)
  • READ 7351 Teaching Reading (Dr. Sherilyn Tucker)


Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT)

  • CNMG 3339 Estimating I (Doyle Phillips)
  • CNMG 4342 Construction Safety (Jim Carr)
  • CNMG 4399 Special Topics – Building Codes (Jim Carr)


College of Social Sciences and Communication

  • CRJU 3307 Criminal Law (Dr. Julie Baldwin)
  • CRJU 3310 Race/Ethnicity and Criminal Justice (Dr. Emily Berthelot)
  • CRJU 3315 Sex Crimes (Kilby Raptopoulos)
  • CRJU 3337 Juvenile Delinquency (Dr. Timothy Brown)
  • CRJU 3338 Criminological Theory (Dr. Timothy Brown)
  • CRJU 4300 Crime and Behavior (Dr. David Montague)
  • CRJU 4301 Judicial System and Process (Dr. Julie Baldwin)
  • CRJU 4304 Research Methods (Dr. Tusty Ten-Bensel)
  • CRJU 7305 Criminal Law (Dr. Stacy Moak)
  • CRJU 7320 Applied Research/Analysis (Dr. Emily Berthelot)
  • CRJU 7326 Public Budgeting (Dr. Jeff Walker)
  • CRJU 7340 Corrections Administration (Dr. Timothy Brown)
  • POLS 1310 American National Government (Dr. Margaret Scranton)
  • PSYC 2340 Statistics and Methods I (Dr. Robert Corwyn)
  • PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology (Dr. Belinda Blevins-Knabe)
  • SPCH 1300 Speech Communication (Melissa Johnston)
  • SPCH 2310 Human Communication Concepts (Dr. Carol Thompson)
  • SPCH 2311 Introduction to Communication Research (Dr. Avinash Thombre)
  • SPCH 4323 Family Communication (Dr. Gerald Driskill)
  • SPCH 3320 Advanced Public Speaking (Dr. Kristen McIntyre)
  • SPCH 3322 Small Group Communication (Dr. Avinash Thombre)
  • SPCH 4357 Communicating and Difference (Dr. Carol Thompson)