Peer Review Team

We are excited to announce a new initiative within our regional e-learning development process!  

We are actively working to cultivate a team of Quality Matters certified Peer Reviewers that have professional experience designing online course(s) and teaching online.  In this role you would provide a critical service in providing faculty-centered peer review to certify a consistent quality in online course design at the Miami regional campuses. We strongly believe that developing a strong base of feedback and collaboration will not only benefit the faculty and course(s) being reviewed, but also assist in your own professional scholarship and instruction.

What Is the Goal?

We have an ever increasing demand for online courses and/or online programs.  We want to ensure that all courses receive a thorough course design review.  The development of a Regional E-Learning Peer Review Team brings diverse experience and mentorship to the online course development process.  A community campus approach will raise the overall quality of course design and provide collaboration opportunities.

What are the Requirements?

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification

Successful Completion of the Regional Online Course Development & Design Process

Online Instructional Experience

How Do I Earn Quality Matters Peer Review Certification?

The Quality Matters Peer Review certification consists of two courses:

1.) Applying the Rubric (APPQMR)which is a 1-day training that we can offer onsite or is available in a 2-week online training.  

2.) Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) is a 2-week online training.  Based on your experience with Quality Matters you may need to complete one or both courses.

What Would I Do?

The Regional E-Learning office currently develops approximately 45+ courses per year that need reviewed at the end of their initial development process.  We also have many courses that are 3+ years past their initial development and review.  We would like to develop a structured process for initial and ongoing course design review for the online and hybrid courses.  You will serve a key role in accepting  course review offers for peer review.  The peer review will be completed using the regional peer review process to provide high quality recommendations and critique based on the Quality Matters standards.

What Are the Benefits?

Serving as a Regional E-Learning Peer Reviewer provides a necessary service as an active scholar and teaching mentor through the ongoing implementation of best practices in online learning to the campus.

The E-Learning Office will provide the training registration fees and materials to complete the training necessary to apply to earn your certification.

The E-Learning Office will provide a stipend for each course review that is accepted and successfully completed.  

Once you have earned your Quality Matters Peer Review certification, you will be eligible to serve on a Quality Matters PeerReview team to conduct official outside Peer Reviews with other institutions.

What's Next?

  • Please contact Julie Straub in the e-learning office to get connected with the Peer Review Team