Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development


Quality Matters

Quality Matters Program

Would you like to receive collegial feedback on your online or mixed mode (hybrid) course? Consider participating in this opportunity to have your online or mixed mode (hybrid) course reviewed by colleagues using a best-practice framework, Quality Matters.

Quality Matters Peer Review Process at Valencia

Valencia has adopted Quality Matters for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement for online and mixed mode (hybrid) courses. Quality Matters is:

  • a set of standards based upon current literature, best practices, and national standards for course design. These standards can be used as a framework to design, revise and improve online and mixed mode (hybrid) courses.
  • a peer review process where Valencia faculty members who have completed Quality Matters training provide feedback on mixed mode (hybrid) and online courses according to a set of standards (QM Rubric) for course design.

Quality Matters was designed with the following principles in mind. It is:

  • a faculty-driven, peer review process
  • collegial, not evaluative or judgemental
  • based upon a model of continuous improvement
  • centered on the student experience
  • a team-based, collaborative review
  • designed to provide specific, detailed, and constructive feedback and suggestions
  • made to provide feebdack on course design, not course delivery

How Does it Work?

How Do I Apply to Participate?

What are the Application Requirements?

  • Complete the ASMT 3232 - Quality Matters: Peer Reviewer Training course and any recent QM refresher training courses. Valencia faculty members are designated trained Quality Matters Peer Reviewers by completing all of these courses.
  • Have taught the course in an online or mixed mode (hybrid)format for at least two terms (at the time the course is reviewed).
  • The course must be completely online or a mixed mode (hybrid) course.
  • The course must be designed according to current and approved College Course Outcomes.
  • Please note that priority will be given to faculty members who have achieved the designation of Digital Professor.

Who Do I Contact for Questions?

Page Jerzak
Associate Director for Online Teaching and Learning
(407) 582-3865

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