Sep 25

Professional Development Opportunity

newspaper imageSitka Title III will cover the tuition costs for UAS faculty to take Quality Matters’ Applying the Quality Matters Rubric course. This online course is intended to increase your understanding of the QM rubric and of the peer review process.

The UAS Peer Review for Course Improvement committee requires this course of all who are interested in becoming official course reviewers. Once faculty have taken this two week online course and learned to use a rubric to evaluate an online course and provide meaningful feedback, they are eligible to participate in the Peer Review of a UAS course.

Although the course is asynchronous, the course must be completed in the two week period and takes about 4-6 hours a week. The dates available are:

  • October 28 – November 11
  • November 4 – November 18
  • November 11 – November 25

Send an email to Mary Purvis prior to October 6 if you’d like to take this course and let her know the dates that work for you.

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    • Kathi Baldwin on September 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I found the course really helpful for structuring critical and helpful critiques and, at the same time, it made me more aware of short-comings and possible modifications that would enhance my own course. I recommend the course to anyone who wants to look more critically at their own teaching practices. Plus, we’re looking forward to increasing the pool of faculty who are interested in serving on course reviews. Definite win-win for all.


    • Mary on October 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    It’s a great way to learn how to provide substantive feedback, so if you’re interested in participating in the Peer Review of a colleague, this is an essential class. I learned a lot!

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