Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services (OLITS) is very pleased to announce that, on August 4, 2017, Dr. Varol Kayhan received Quality Matters re-certification for his online course, Information Systems in Organizations (ISM 3011). His course received its’ initial QM certification on November 17, 2012.
The initial QM certification resulting from a peer review is valid for five years. The re-certification review, which follows the most recent rubric and set of standards, is valid for an additional three years.
As Dr. Kayhan was the first faculty member to go through the re-certification process at USF St. Petersburg, we were very interested to learn any advice he had for other faculty that will be entering re-certification over the next few years. He states:
The re-certification process was a breeze. Our Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services took care of everything from setting up the course to arranging the review. I just had to submit the review form, which was pretty similar to the original certification form. The review was completed three weeks later. If your course still meets the original QM expectations, it will likely meet the re-certification expectations too!
We applaud Dr. Kayhan in his continued efforts to deliver high-quality online learning to his students. Please join us in congratulating him on this significant achievement!
We look forward to working with other faculty who will take their courses through the initial and/or re-certification review process in the near future. Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information about Quality Matters.