National Distance Learning Week – A Time to Thank Our Peer Reviewers

During National Distance Learning Week (November 6 – 10, 2017), we want to recognize and thank the following peer reviewers and master reviewers from the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State as well as the University of Minnesota. These individuals have given of their time and expertise over the past year by participating as peer reviewers or master reviewers on course review teams for courses submitted for review by their sister institutions within Minnesota as well as for institutions across the United States. Each of the individuals listed below is a Certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer or Master Reviewer and each has served on at least one official Quality Matters course review during the past year. Through their efforts, faculty colleagues at many institutions have been provided helpful feedback meant to improve online and blended courses for students.

The course peer review process involves a comprehensive review of an online or blended course by these trained and certified peer reviewers. In this process, courses are reviewed by a team of 3 certified reviewers trained by QM to apply the Quality Matters rubric and provide feedback to improve the course being reviewed. 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.

During National Distance Learning week it seems fitting to recognize these individuals for their collaboration within the system and for their contributions to the collective improvement of learning experiences for our students.

Institution Certified Peer Reviewer Certified Master Reviewer
Anoka Technical College Deb Allen
Diana Gander-Ostrander
Bemidji State University Mary Fairbanks
Michael Urban
Mahmoud Al-Odeh
Central Lakes College Leanne Flynn
Century Community College Jessica Bell
Carolyn Cook
Kelly Donahue
Kris Peleg
Hennepin Technical College Lamia Jano
Karen LaPlant
Jenessa Gerling
Hibbing Community College Katherine Brau
Inver Hills Community College Barb Curchack
Katherine Nelson
Hamid Kazeroony
Carrie Naughton
Metropolitan State University Carol Lacey
Mireya Smith
LaRee Rowan
Renee Cedarberg
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Cheryl Neudauer
Elizabeth Pauly
Zala Fashant
Miki Huntington
Sheri Hutchinson
Jennifer Malarski
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Ann Schwalboski Teresa Beacom
Minnesota State – Southeast Technical College Rachel Daley
Minnesota State University, Mankato Kristi Montandon
Laura Schwarz
Queen Booker
Patricia Nelson
Emily Stark
Minnesota State University, Moorhead Barbara Matthees
Pamela McGee
Minnesota West Kayla Westra
Normandale Community College Xiaosheng Li
North Hennepin Community College Dana Botz
Northland Community and Technical College Cassie Hilts
Deloris Larson
Mary Amundson
Jennifer Dahlen
Elizabeth McMahon
Tina Moody
Dorinda Sorvig
Barbara Weber
Riverland Community College Sheryl Barton
Daniel Wirkus
Rochester Community and Technical College Tara Hammill
Mary Juenemann
Saint Cloud State University Jeanne Anderson
Giovanni Antunez
Victoria Williams
Omar Al-Azzam
Kristen Carlson
Mehdi Mekni
Rachel Wexelbaum
Roseann Wolak
Saint Cloud Technical and Community College Alvaro Plachejo Susan Schlicht
Susan Engel
Saint Paul College Darcy Turner
South Central College Jane Greathouse
Southwest Minnesota State University NancyRuth Leibold
University of Minnesota Lisa Sparby
Barry Stephens
Engin Sungur
Megan Bell
Winona State University Aurea Osgood
Jenny Prochnow
Gregory Richard
Tanya Ryan
Mary Bohman
Jane Caducci
Robin O’Callaghan
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest

Five Courses From Four Minnesota State Institutions Receive QM Course Certification

The following courses received QM Certification in August 2016!

Please congratulate these faculty course developers for their commitment to creating courses that demonstrate quality course design principles.

Quality Matters LogoThese courses have been formally reviewed and meet Quality Matters Standards for course design.  QM certified courses are listed in QM’s national database of certified courses and each faculty member has been given a QM seal to display with the online or blended course.

Hibbing Community College

BIOL1055-55 Human Biology     Faculty/ Course Developer: Rachel Portinga

North Hennepin Community College

ART/TFT1270 Digital Theater Production     Faculty/ Course Developer: Gina Dabrowski

Saint Paul College

MATH1730 College Algebra     Faculty/ Course Developer:Kristin Pueringer
NSCI1750 Natural Disasters     Faculty/ Course Developer: Maggie Zimmerman

Ridgewater College

CMST266 Interpersonal Communication     Faculty/Course Developer: Julie Bredeson

View the list of all courses that have met QM Standards within the colleges  and universities of Minnesota State & University of Minnesota.