The Bartering System

The Quality Matters Ohio Consortium Bartering System database is under development and could evolve as utilization dictates.
Credits and debits for QM reviews are recorded in a “good faith effort” to create an affordable system for members to have courses reviewed. No other value is implied.

For each review conducted, points are awarded in the following manner (if the reviewer is not from the institution requesting the review):
Credit of 2 points for Chairing a review.
Credit of 1 point for being the Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Credit of 1 point for being the External Reviewer.

For each review conducted, points are deducted in the following manner (if the reviewer is not from the institution requesting the review).
Debit of 2 points for having someone Chair a review.
Debit of 1 point for having someone be the Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Debit of 1 point for having the External Reviewer.

*Note: individuals performing more than one role in a single review will receive points of only the highest role performed. For example, if there is a Chair that is also the external reviewer, they will receive two points for performing the role of the Chair, but will not receive an additional point for also being an external reviewer.

All member institutions have received eight (8) credits in the system with payment of their annual dues.

Visit the Ohio QM Bartering System report page to view your institution’s current point status: https://learn.uakron.edu/qualitymatters/view and use the passcode qmreport   If you would like to view a breakdown of the points earned and spent, simply click on the name of your institution and a new window will open with the details displayed.

If you have questions regarding the Ohio Consortium Bartering System Database, please contact Jill Phipps at 330-972-2431 or email phipps@uakron.edu.

VIEW THE BARTERING SYSTEM