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Faculty Highlights: Chasidy Hobbs

Chasidy HobbsCongratulations to Chasidy Hobbs! The Academic Technology Center is proud to announce Chasidy's second fully online course to achieve QM certification - GEO 1200 - Physical Geography Online.


Last year, Chasidy's first course to achieve QM certification, GEO 2330 - Environmental Science, was also recognized. Both courses were reviewed by internal and external Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Teams, and are designated as meeting national standards of best practice in online course design.

Chasidy Fisher Hobbs is a UWF graduate with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a M.S. in Environmental Science with a coastal studies specialization. She started teaching in 2004 and has taught fully online and blended at UWF since then. Before teaching Ms. Hobbs worked in the environmental field in a variety of ways: Executive Director and Coastkeeper with Emerald Coastkeeper (a member of Waterkeeper Alliance), started an environmental consulting division within an existing land survey company and was owner and managing director of an environmental research firm.


In preparation for her QM course reviews, Chasidy successfully completed the following professional development opportunities offered by ATC:

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
  • Designing a Quality Online Course
  • Quality Online Teaching: Essential Skills and Advanced Skills

Thanks and appreciation to Chasidy for her continued work and dedication to quality online teaching at UWF!

If you have questions about the Quality Matters program at UWF, you can contact June ( or Cindy Mersereau ( in the Academic Technology Center.


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