MnSCU Faculty Receive Certification

The following individuals have completed training and other requirements to become QM-Certified Master Reviewers. Master Reviewers serve as the team chair during formal Quality Matters course reviews.  The following individuals were certified as QM Master Reviewers over the past several months.

To become a QM-Certified Master Reviewer, one must be an experienced Peer Reviewer, must complete QM’s Master Reviewer course, and must be a current online instructor.

Certified Master Reviewers

Mary Amundson, Northland Community & Technical College
Hamid Kazeroony, Inver Hills Community College
Xiaosheng Li, Normandale Community College
Jennifer Malarski, Minneapolis Technical & Community College
Carrie Naughton, Inver Hills Community College
Jane Sprangers, Hennepin Technical College
Emily Stark, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Darcy Turner, St. Cloud Technical & Community College
Mark Young, Winona State University

Creating a Positive Presence in an Online Course

This is a guest post from one of our Master Reviewers.

Creating a Positive Presence in an Online Course

Author: Susan Schlicht, St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Quality Matters General Standard 1: Course Overview and Introduction
The overall design of the course is made clear to the student at the beginning of the course. The course introduction sets the tone for the course, lets students know what to expect, and provides guidance to ensure they get off to a good start. .

Do you wonder how to be a successful online teacher? Do you wonder how your own unique personality and teaching style will come across online? Do these concerns prevent you from attempting to teach online? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions then you need to know that there is nothing to fear – and much to gain. You too can teach online and maintain your personal touch! Continue reading