QM Peer Reviewers

QM Peer Reviewers

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally-recognized, faculty-driven peer review process used to ensure the quality of online and blended course design. The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric is a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. These standards were developed and revised based on research and established standards in the fields of instructional design and online learning. At MSMC, we strive to meet Quality Matters standards for our online and blended-hybrid courses. 

There are four types of reviews:

  • a self-review, where one reviews one’s own course;
  • an formal review as part of the online course design-development-implementation cycle;
  • an informal course review solicited by a MSMC faculty member;
  • an official review, where courses are recognized by Quality Matters upon meeting QM rubric standards. 

MSMC awards professional development grants to cover the QM registration fee so that experienced online instructors and Chairpersons-Deans can obtain peer reviewer certification. Upon certification, the peer reviewer can serve on official QM review. If you are interested in becoming a QM certified peer reviewer, please contact Kayla Gori, Director of Digital Learning at Kayla.Gori@msmc.edu.

Below is a list of MSMC faculty who currently serve as Quality Matters certified peer reviewers:

  • Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Professor of Education
  • Dr. Ed Teall, Professor of Philosophy
  • Kristen Dellasala, Adjunct Instructor, Div. of Social Science
  • Kayla Gori, Director of Digital Learning and Adjunct Instructor, Div. of Math & IT
  • William Biersack, Instructional Designer, Office of Digital Learning and Adjunct Instructor, Div. of Math & IT & Div. of Education
  • Dr. Eric Langstedt, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
  • Dr. Akm (Reza) Hossain, Associate Professor of Economics