As most of you know, UAS Sitka’s active Peer Review Committee has recently finished the first official course review of an online course. We think the experience for the faculty member undergoing a course review as well as the three course reviewers was very positive and productive. It was a learning experience for all those involved.
The Peer Review Committee is now looking for a UAS faculty member who would be interested in having his or her course reviewed this Spring. You must have taught your course for at least one semester before bringing it to our committee for review (we already have a candidate for Summer semester). Please contact Mary Purvis if you would like to begin the Peer Review process for Spring 2014.
Our committee, in partnership with the UAS Sitka Title III grant, is sponsoring UAS faculty to participate in the 2-week long online professional development workshop on Applying the QM Rubric offered by Quality Matters. All of our course reviewers must take this course to qualify for our Peer Review Committee Reviewer status. Title III will cover the cost of this online workshop. Contact Mary Purvis is you are interested in taking this online workshop for more details.
The Peer Review Rubric and Checklist are available to all faculty who want to improve their course design and development process. We’d love to hear from you:
- How does using the Peer Review Rubric/Checklist help your design process?
- How has the Peer Review Rubric/Checklist improved your course creation or re-design?
- How has access to the Peer Review Rubric/Checklist improved your knowledge of teaching online?
- What do you think of the Peer Review Process in general?