Berkeley College Hosts Quality Matters Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Education


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Learning, Connecting, and Sharing Ways to Improve Outcomes for Students

 New York---Quality Matters (QM), a leader in quality assurance for online education, will hold its Regional Conference themed, “A Quality State of Mind,” in New York City at Berkeley College on March 17 – 18, 2016. With a keynote presentation by MJ Bishop, EdD, Director of the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation for the University System of Maryland, the event features more than 30 workshop sessions. Dr. Bishop will present “Breaking Free from the Iron Triangle by Rethinking Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education.”

 Deb Adair, Executive Director of Quality Matters explained, “The opportunity to learn from one another about innovative and meaningful ways to improve the learning experience and outcomes for our students is the takeaway for us. We’ll see what QM looks like at different institutions and discuss effective tools and practices for designing engaging and high quality courses.”

 “The conference program includes specific ways for educators to learn about new tools and quality approaches to use in the current classroom. All of us here at Berkeley are thrilled to participate on the important topic of quality online learning,” said Beth Castiglia, PhD, Berkeley College Provost.

 “As we celebrate our 85th year, Berkeley College continues to be a champion of online learning,” added Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online. “Having been recognized for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report among the best online bachelor’s programs – and holding the quality standards certification from the United States Distance Learning Association – Berkeley College continues to enhance online learning practices, pedagogy, and delivery. Hosting the Quality Matters Regional Conference underscores our effort for continued excellence and learning with and among our peers in the online learning community.”

 About Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides the quality standards, professional development, course and program review, and certification for quality assurance in online learning. QM’s 1000+ members include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, government agencies, corporations, and other education-related organizations. Email or visit

About Berkeley College

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year.  The website address is


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