A QM peer reviewer from our campus will be assigned to your course.
You will submit a Faculty Developer Worksheet that provides some background
information about the course.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 not often that you will have an objective observer
spend the time and effort to review your course at this level of detail.
As long as someone is spending the time doing the review, you should get
as much feedback as possible.
If your course does not meet the QM standards initially (and this is common), you
will be encouraged to make changes in the course to meet the standards.
The peer reviewer will provide specific guidance and ideas for you to follow.
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 you have made changes,
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 your course meets the QM standards, you will receive your professional development
or stipend payment, along with a certificate acknowledging that your course has
been internally reviewed and met QM standards.