Quality Matters - Peer Reviewer program

Quality Matters - Peer Reviewer program

The Center for Academic Excellence is looking to grow our Quality Matters Peer Reviewers for campus.  Peer reviewer badge

What is a Peer Reviewer?

As a reviewer, you provide important feedback on how a course can be improved to meet QM Standards. You become a crucial part of the QM quality assurance process and, in turn, make a real difference in online learning.  As a peer reviewer, you will be committing to help the CAE team review courses from across the campus and providing supportive, constructive feedback to the course developer along with the rest of the peer review team.

Many peer reviewers report that participating in this process positively affects their own online classes. Peer reviewers commit to serving on Appstate internal peer review teams, but may also choose to participate on review teams nation-wide. 

Becoming a Peer Reviewer is a three-part process:

  • Successful completion of the Applying the QM Rubric Workshop (Two-week course) and the Peer Reviewer Course (Three-week course)
  • Current for-credit online teaching experience (within the last 18 months).
  • Complete an Application and a Memo of Understanding. Submit to QM.

The CAE will cover the registration costs for both professional development programs, and provide a stipend of $500 for successful completion of both courses. Additional stipends of $150 per official course review (originated through the CAE) will be granted to the peer reviewer.

The CAE will accept rolling applications for the QM Peer Reviewer program. 

Apply here