Thank You to our Peer Reviewers!

The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative manages official Quality Matters course reviews for the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State. Official QM course reviews are completed by review teams that consist of three individuals – all are experienced online faculty who have been certified as Peer Reviewers or Master Reviewers by Quality Matters. These individuals choose to share their time and expertise to provide advice and ideas for improving courses at their sister institutions.

We want to thank and recognize the individuals who’ve participated as Peer Reviewers and Master Reviewers in the past year on official QM course reviews. Their time and dedication to this project makes a huge impact on the course quality and the learning environment for students.

Individuals from Minnesota State institutions are listed by institution in alphabetical order. (Most review teams also include reviewers from institutions outside of Minnesota.) If we’ve missed anyone, we apologize and hope you’ll let us know immediately so corrections can be made.

Institution

Peer/ Master Reviewers

Anoka Technical College Diana Gander-Ostrander, Master Reviewer
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Angie Anderson, Master Reviewer
Bemidji State University Mahmoud Al-Odeh, Master Reviewer
Mary Fairbanks
Century College Kelly Donahue, Master Reviewer
Hennepin Technical College Carmen Price
Jenessa Gerling, Master Reviewer
Lamia Jano
Karen LaPlant
Jane Sprangers, Master Reviewer
Hibbing Community College Katherine Brau, Master Reviewer
Inver Hills Community College Hamid Kazeroony, Master Reviewer
Julie Luker
Carrie Naughton, Master Reviewer
Katherine Nelson
Metropolitan State University Renee Cedarberg, Master Reviewer
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Miki Huntington
Jennifer Malarski, Master Reviewer
Elizabeth Pauly
Cheryl Neudauer
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Teresa Beacom, Master Reviewer
Minnesota State University, Mankato Queen Booker, Master Reviewer
Aaron Deris
Patricia Nelson, Master Reviewer
Laura Schwarz
Emily Stark, Master Reviewer
Minnesota State University, Moorhead Pamela McGee
Rebecca Rudel
Julie Zaloudek, Master Reviewer
Normandale Community College Xiaosheng Li, Master Reviewer
North Hennepin Dana Botz
Northland Community and Technical College Mary Amundson, Master Reviewer
Jennifer Dahlen, Master Reviewer
Dorinda Sorvig, Master Reviewer
Barbara Weber, Master Reviewer
Riverland Community College Sheryl Barton, Master Reviewer
Melissa Diegnau
Daniel Wirkus, Master Reviewer
Rochester Community and Technical College Tara Hammill
Saint Cloud State University Omar Al-Azzam, Master Reviewer
Hector Antunez
Kristen Carlson, Master Reviewer
Cari Kenner
Mehdi Mekni, Master Reviewer
Rachel Wexelbaum, Master Reviewer
Victoria Williams
Roseann Wolak
South Central College  Jane Greathouse, Master Reviewer
Southwest Minnesota State University Nancyruth Liebold, Master Reviewer
St Cloud Technical and Community College Susan Engel, Master Reviewer
Susan Schlicht, Master Reviewer
Winona State University Jane Carducci, Master Reviewer
Mary O’Brien, Master Reviewer
Robin O’Callaghan, Master Reviewer
Aurea Osgood
Jenny Prochnow
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, Master Reviewer
Tanya Ryan
Gregory Richard

STAR Symposium 2017 Wrap-up

Thank you to Presenters and Participants

Thanks to all who worked to make the 2017 STAR Symposium a great success and to all of the presenters and participants from across the United States and Canada. The all-day virtual conference was held February 10, 2017. Here’s a quick summary of the day:

  • The day started with a Keynote by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) on the importance of moving towards the use of open educational practices in our courses. His session, Innovating with Openness: Changing Our Approach, was recorded and is meant to be shared.
  • The symposium featured twenty concurrent sessions that were delivered via four virtual meeting rooms throughout the day. A full list of sessions and presenters can be viewed in the STAR Symposium Conference Guide.
  • The day concluded with a Featured Session by Dr. Hope Nordstrom & Keith O’Neal (both from Lipscomb University). Their session, EduBytes- The Digital Tool Buffet, was also recorded.
  • There were 185 participants including participants from twenty-four Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota and from twenty other institutions.
  • Altogether, there were participants and presenters from eighteen different states.
  • star-symposium-7New at this year’s symposium were the conference badges that were awarded to participants and presenters. Committee members also received a special badge.

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