A QM peer reviewer from
Southeast will be assigned to your course.
You will submit a Course Representative Worksheet to provides background
information about the course, learning objectives, and access to supplementary materials.The reviewer
will then prepare a Reviewer Worksheet with detailed feedback on the 41 Specific
Standards in the QM rubric.The reviewer
will indicate whether each one is Met or Not Met; to meet the QM standards overall,
the course must meet all the Essential Standards (21 of them), and have a total
of 84 points out of the possible 99 (85%).
A best practice for Peer Reviewers is to offer some constructive suggestions for
improvement on every standard, even those that are met.
The reasoning is that it’s rare for an objective observer
to spend time and effort working through another instructor's online course at this level of detail.
As long as someone is spending the time doing the review, it's best to get
as much feedback as possible.
the course does not meet the QM standards initially (and this is common), the course may be revised until it meets the standards.
The peer reviewer will provide specific guidance and ideas to meet any missed standards.
Of course, there are many ways to meet
the standards, so you may find other ways besides those suggested; however, the
reviewer’s goal will be to make it as easy as possible for you to achieve the QM
standards.Once changes are maded,
you will notify the reviewer, and the reviewer will go back through and re-evaluate
the course on those standards that were not met previously.
The goal of every QM review is that the course will meet the standards at
the end of the process.
Once a course meets the QM standards, any professional development
or stipend payment are sent as well as an email acknowledging that the course has
been internally reviewed and met QM standards. The course may then be offered online. As of Fall 2017, all online courses offered at Southeast must meet QM Standards.