Tag Archives: Quality Matters

Northland QM Recognized Courses – August 2012

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


Northland Now Has Eleven QM-Certified Peer Reviewers

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.

Northland QM Recognized Courses – July 2012

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

QM Recognized Courses – June 2012

Sherry Lindquist has the first QM Recognized Course at Northland!   Her course was reviewed by a team of three trained and certified QM Course Peer Reviewers and meets QM Standards for quality online course design.   Other institutions in Minnesota are also submitting courses for a QM review.  You can view the entire list here.

NCTC is an Important Part of MOQI

NCTC (Northland Community and Technical College) is an important part of MOQI.  MOQI stands for the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative.  In March 2012, Northland and Minnesota State University, Mankato were designated by Minnesota Online as the co-coordinating institutions for Quality Matters implementation in the state.  Currently there are 31 Quality Matters affiliate institutions within the MnSCU and University of Minnesota systems.    The cooperative work the two institutions are doing is being organized under MOQI and is being coordinated by Elizabeth McMahon from Northland and Linda Jacoby from MSU-Mankato.

One of Northland’s primary roles as part of this cooperative with MSU-Mankato will be to oversee and manage a course review process that allows institutions in the state to have their own online courses reviewed through a formal QM course review process.    By working with QM, this new “MOQI Process” has been designed so that courses that meet standards during the review will be awarded the QM certification seal.  The process has also been designed with two other goals in mind: 1) maintaining a cost-effective process, and 2): providing opportunities for Certified Peer Reviewers from these Minnesota affiliates to serve on review teams.

Learn more about QM in Minnesota at the MOQI website.