Dr. Rick Smith recognized by Quality Matters for two courses

Rick SmithOLITS is thrilled to announce that Dr. Rick Smith, of USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemman College of Business, has just received Quality Matters certification for two of his online courses. His course, Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023), received certification on January 29, 2019 and his course, Economics of Health (ECP 3530), received certification on January 31, 2019.

Putting two courses through the Quality Matters Certification process at once takes a significant amount of time and effort. Please join us in thanking Dr. Smith for his commitment and congratulating him on this achievement!

Dr. Smith shares the following advice for fellow faculty:

“I highly recommend the Quality Matters (QM) rubric as a way of gearing your online course for student success. Moreover, the OLITS staff at USFSP is a great resource at every phase of development, from delivering instruction on QM concepts–which I strongly recommend even before you pursue certifying your course–to providing the technical assistance needed to meet QM standards.”

Both of his courses are now listed on the QM database of certified courses and will also be recognized in the Florida Virtual Campus public course catalog as “High Quality” rated.

Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information about the review process and preparation support.

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About karlamorris

Karla is an Instructional Designer at Instructional Media Services and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Education at USFSP. With over 9 years of experience in Education and Accessible Technologies, her professional interests include Universal Design for Higher Education and the Accessibility of Online Courses. Current projects include research on the benefits of closed captioning in online courses to all students.

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