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Quality Course Review

ET@MO's Quality Course Review service is faculty-centered, completely voluntary, and at no cost. Each reviewer has been certified through a quality review training program conducted by Quality Matters, an organization that has developed a best practice-based course review rubric.

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The certified reviewers at Mizzou are ET@MO's instructional designers, Academic Technology Liaisons, and Mizzou's e-Mentors. We hope to leverage our unique and diverse expertise to enhance teaching across campus.

Benefits of participation

Instructors and students alike will benefit from this voluntary, collaborative quality improvement process. We hope to leverage our team's expertise by providing insightful, useful, and constructive feedback on learner engagement, assessment and interaction approaches, as well as layout, design, and tool usage. Ultimately, this is a professional development activity advancing the scholarship of teaching at Mizzou.

For every review, the review team will generate a full report organizing their feedback for the instructor. Additionally, all instructors who successfully pass a review will receive:

  • A certificate of completion
  • A letter of support from the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies sent to your chair or dean

Eligibility

This process is designed to provide feedback on courses delivered entirely or mostly online. Eligible courses may include:

  • Online courses facilitated using Blackboard/Sakai as the sole means of content distribution, and student/instructor interaction. Although on rare occasions a campus visit may be required, students may be located remotely, off-campus.
  • Hybrid/Blended courses replacing significant in-seat classroom time with online content distribution, student interaction, and/or assessments.

Criteria

  • Course must be offered in one of Mizzou's centrally-supported course management systems (e.g., Blackboard or Sakai).
  • Instructors may request one course review per semester.
  • Reviews are best conducted on fully online courses. However, a review may provide valuable feedback for hybrid courses making extensive use of technology to enhance/replace in-class instruction.
  • Reviews are best conducted following the end of an academic term. However, reviews conducted prior to a course may provide guiding and constructive feedback.

Contact information

If you are even remotely unclear about whether your course is an appropriate fit for this service, please email mizzouelearning@missouri.edu.

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