University of West Florida

Academic Technology Center



The AskATC knowledge base has been created to answer your questions about designing, developing, implementing, and teaching online courses.

Need help with your course?

Contact Our Instructional Designers:

Cindy Mersereau:
Phone: 850-474-3291

June Watkins:
Phone: 850-474-3165

Lior Flum:
Phone: 850-473-7239

The QM Course Review Process @ UWF

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The QM course review process is:

  • a faculty-driven, peer review process with the emphasis on continuous quality improvement
  • a collegial review process, not an evaluation process
  • a supportive and effective framework to improve the quality of course design for online and blended courses
  • a team-based approach consisting of the faculty developer and three trained faculty peer reviewers

Once you have completed the Applying the QM Rubic Course OR both ATC training courses, you are eligible to submit your course for an internal QM review. See the Reservation Desk in MyUWF for upcoming course dates.

The following checklist will help determine whether your course is ready for an internal review:

Once your course has met quality standards through an internal review, the course receives the UWF Quality Online Course Seal and is eligible to be submitted for an official external QM review. The internal review process is conducted by a team of trained peer reviewers here at UWF and helps prepare you for what to expect in an external review.


External reviews are managed by QM staff and consist of trained faculty peer reviewers from other institutions across the U.S. Not all courses meet quality expectations in the initial review, however faculty are given a reasonable timeframe to make the recommended amendments to the course and resubmit for approval. Instructional design assistance to prepare for a QM course review is available through ATC.

Contact Cindy Mersereau at if you have questions.


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