Quality Matters Recognizes Professor Margarita Altuna

Margarita Altuna

Please join Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services in congratulating Professor Margarita Altuna on receiving Quality Matters certification for her online course!

On May 15, 2018, Professor Altuna’s Spanish I course, SPN 1120, received Quality Matters certification through the rigorous peer review process.

When asked about her experience with developing her course and submitting for QM review, she shares:

My commitment is to quality and continuous improvement to nurture regular, hybrid and online students with a well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented course.

In addition to her commitment to providing high quality learning experiences for students at USFSP, Professor Altuna is also a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. She has served as Subject Matter Expert and External Reviewer on 11 course reviews; providing feedback and guidance for Faculty other institutions across the United States.

Her course is now listed in the QM database of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Additionally, the QM Seal of Recognition will now be displayed on the front page of her online course.

Considering QM review for your course? To help with preparation, OLITS offers a variety of professional development and resources. Contact your OLITS Instructional Designer for more information.

Law & Business I, Nicole Stowell Receives Quality Matters Re-Certification

Nikki StowellOnline Learning and Instructional Technology Services (OLITS) is thrilled to announce that, on April 30, 2018, Professor Nicole Stowell received Quality Matters re-certification for her online course, Law & Business I (BUL 3320). Her course received its initial QM certification on August 1, 2013.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Stowell!

In addition to her work with QM, Professor Stowell’s continued commitment to deliver high-quality learning experiences to her students include integrating emerging technologies and best practices such as interactive video and advanced accessibility tools. She also shares her passion with other Faculty at USFSP through her involvement on the Executive Board of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.


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.