Northland currently has 3 courses that have been recognized through a formal Quality Matters course review. Choosing to have a course reviewed is completely voluntary. Certified courses are listed on the national QM database of certified courses and are given a “seal” or certificate to display in the course and on the course syllabus.
There is a budget for the coming academic year to have up to six more courses reviewed. Faculty interested in learning more about the review process can read about the Peer Course Review Process or contact me for more information. If you’re at all interested in having your course reviewed, please let me know before all of the spots are used up!
Applications for a formal QM course review are now being accepted for the FY13 academic year. Course Review Application – FY13
Northland has added a third Quality-Recognized Course! The following course went through a formal Quality Matters review in August and received QM recognition.
Course: MATH0098 Intermediate Algebra
Faculty/ Course Developer: Barb Weber
Over the past year, the following faculty have completed training to become Quality Matters Certified Course Peer Reviewers. Several of these faculty have already had the opportunity to participate as a member of a review team in formal Quality Matters course review processes for other colleges and are looking forward to participation in formal reviews that are being scheduled for institutions within Minnesota.
To be eligible to become a certified Peer Reviewer, one must successfully complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop and the Peer Reviewer workshop; the individual must also be a faculty member with recent online teaching experience (within the last 18 months), and must have signed a MOU on file with Quality Matters.
QM Certified Peer Reviewers
Aliza Olson, Certified Peer Reviewer
Dorinda Sorvig, Certified Peer Reviewer
Peggy Rogers, Certified Peer Reviewer
Jennifer Dahlen, Certified Peer Reviewer
Barb Forrest, Certified Peer Reviewer
Cassie Hilts, Certified Peer Reviewer
Sherry Lindquist, Certified Peer Reviewer
Tina Moody, Certified Peer Reviewer
Mary Amundson, Certified Peer Reviewer
Barb Weber, Certified Peer Reviewer
Beth McMahon, Certified Master Reviewer
Any online faculty interested in registering for either the APPQMR or PRC workshops can do so for a reduced cost thanks to a subsidy from Minnesota Online. Contact me for details.
Another Northland Quality-Recognized Course! The following course went through a formal Quality Matters review in July and received QM recognition.
Course: HLTH2208 Pathophysiology
Faculty/ Course Developer: Elizabeth McMahon