The course peer review process is a voluntary process. It involves a comprehensive review of an online course by trained peer reviewers who utilize the Quality Matters standards and procedures. Courses are reviewed by a team of 3 certified reviewers trained by QM to apply the Quality Matters rubric and provide feedback on your course. Courses that meet standards are listed in a national database of recognized courses. The course developer is provided access to an online “seal” from QM that indicates the year the course met standards – this seal can be displayed by the faculty course developer each time the course is taught by including it in the course syllabus or online.
To increase the number of QM Recognized courses at each of the MnSCU affiliate institutions through a cost-effective process that focuses on building collaborative relationships and shared expertise in quality course design.
On behalf of MnSCU (the subscriber), MOQI will implement and manage a course peer review process that is recognized by Quality Matters.
Faculty seeking to have an online or hybrid course reviewed are encouraged to work with their institution’s QM Coordinator to ensure all steps are followed in getting the review requested and scheduled, the course prepared, and the fee encumbered. Courses that meet standards as a result of the peer review will be nationally recognized by Quality Matters as having met standards and will receive the QM seal. Read more about the MOQI-Managed Course Review Process.
The cost of a MOQI-managed review is $750.00. Review subsidies are available to all MnSCU affiliate-institutions to reduce the cost of some of the reviews.
MnSCU Review Subsidies
MnSCU has provided a limited budget to subsidize or pay for 50% of the cost of some MOQI-managed QM reviews. Subsidized reviews will be distributed among the MnSCU QM-affiliate institutions. Institutions can submit up to four courses at the reduced rate (two for fall review; two for spring review). Review subsidies that are not used will be redistributed among participating institutions on a first come, first served basis.
It is strongly suggested that faculty submitting a course for a formal review first complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop. Courses submitted for a formal course review must have been taught a minimum of two semesters online.
College, University or Department
Colleges or universities (or departments or programs) wishing to pay the full cost of the review can contract directly with MOQI to have one or many courses reviewed.
We want Minnesota Online faculty to be our primary reviewers.
Help us build the QM expertise in the state by becoming a Peer Reviewer!
If you are interested in becoming a peer course reviewer, let us know of your interest using this form.