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Faculty Highlights: Gregory Tomso

Tomso photo The Academic Technology Center (ATC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gregory Tomso's fully online course, AML 2072, Sex, Money and Power in American Literature was reviewed and recognized by an external Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Team as having met quality expectations in online course design.

Earlier this year, Dr. Tomso achieved internal certification by a team of faculty peer reviewers here at UWF and was awarded the UWF 2011 Quality Online Course Seal of Excellence before going on to achieve external certification through the Quality Matters organization! External review teams consist of experienced online faculty from institutions across the U.S. trained in the application of the QM rubric standards. Online courses that receive this distinction are featured in the Quality Matters national database of QM Recognized Courses,

QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses, using a rubric comprised of specific elements, distributed across eight broad standards.

Dr. Gregory Tomso is Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the UWF Honors Program. He joined the the UWF faculty in 2004 and earned his Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 2001. He is a two-time winner (2008 and 2011) of the UWF Student Government Association Distinguished Teaching Award. For the past four years, Dr. Tomso has offered his popular general education course, "Sex, Money and Power in American Literature" through UWF's Online Campus. This six-week, writing-intensive course introduces students to American literature from the colonial era through the twentieth century while teaching foundational skills in the areas of critical thinking, writing and textual analysis.

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