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Faculty Highlights: Melissa Stewart

Melissa StewartCongratulations to Dr. Melissa Stewart! The Academic Technology Center is proud to announce that Dr. Stewart's fully online course - POS2041 - American Politics, was reviewed and recognized by both an internal, as well as an external Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Team as having met quality design standards in online course design.

Dr. Stewart's course was reviewed by a team of faculty peer reviewers at UWF and a team of reviewers from institutions across the U.S. 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 a student's perspective with regard to clarity and organization of an online course, providing feedback by awarding points for specific review standards. QM Review Standards reflect national standards of best practice and research literature.

Dr. Stewart is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Government, and has been teaching online courses at UWF since 2004. She received her PhD in Political Science from Florida State University in 2009. Her research interests include Congress, Political Parties, and Women and Politics." She completely redesigned her American Politics online course this summer while taking the ATC courses "Designing a Quality Online Course" and "Quality Online Teaching."

Thanks and appreciation to Melissa for her quality work and dedication to online teaching!


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