Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services (OLITS) is happy to announce that, on February 28, 2019, Dr. Barbara Jolley received Quality Matters re-certification for her online course, Twentieth Century Literature (LIT 3155). Her course received its initial QM certification on January 2, 2014.
This is the first course to be re-certified in USFSP’s College of Arts and Sciences. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jolley!
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.
Dr. Jolley shares the following advice with colleagues:
“QM certified courses need to re-certified every five years. Please, follow the advice of and work closely with instructional media designers. Karla, Otis, Stephanie and other Instructional designers on the team are our treasures: they will help you and guide you through the process :). Here, I would like to thank Karla specifically: this was our team work; her work on the submitted course has been invaluable 🙂 Thank you, Karla, from the depth of my heart :); Since the standard change every few years, it is also good not only to be familiar with the set of standard as you design your courses but also to take course on updated versions, which are offered before the most recent version is published.”
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.