Congratulations to Chasidy Hobbs! The Academic Technology Center is proud to announce that Chasidy's fully online course - GEO 2330 - Environmental Science, was reviewed and recognized by an external Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Team as having met quality expectations in online course design.
Chasidy's course was reviewed by a team of external faculty peer reviewers from other institutions across the United States trained in applying the Quality Matters rubric standards. Her course is designated as being aligned to national standards of best practice in online course design. Review team members take the students' perspective with regard to clarity and organization of an online course, providing feedback on course design by awarding points for specific review standards. QM Review Standards reflect national standards of best practice and research literature.
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 review, Chasidy successfully completed the following professional development opportunities offered by ATC:
Thanks and appreciation to Chasidy for her work and dedication to quality online teaching!