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Faculty Highlights: Wilbur Hugli

HugliPlease join us in congratulating Dr. Wil Hugli for having the first blended course (GEO 3471, World Affairs) at UWF to be Quality Matters certified! His course was recently recognized by a team of external QM faculty peer reviewers as a quality blended course, aligned to nationally recognized QM standards for quality course design with specific strategies for blended courses.

Wil's fully online course - GEA 2000 - Nations and Regions of the World, was also previously awarded Quality Matters certification.

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. In order to meet Quality Matters review expectations, a course must meet each of the 21 essential standards (standards valued at 3 points). In addition, the course must receive a minimum of 81 (out of 95) points. Online courses that receive this distinction are listed in the Quality Matters national database of QM Recognized Courses.

Dr. Hugli is a Faculty Associate in UWF's Department of Environmental Science and an environmental consultant. Wil has taught environmental sciences courses for UWF and several colleges for over 15 years and has taught online for 14 years. His teaching experience includes middle and high school, adult and special education, and inmate programs. He has designed very high accuracy GPS mapping and monitoring capability for projects including hazardous chemical release control documentation with integrated meteorological, climatological, and hydrological data. He is a certified instructor and instructor trainer for United States Power Squadrons and American Red Cross. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, National Registry of Environmental Professionals, and ACSD.

He and Jackie have been married 50 years and have two daughters and one grandson. Sometimes he claims several grand dogs.

Thanks and appreciation to Dr. Hugli for his quality work and dedication to online teaching!

To learn more about the overall Quality Matters Program at UWF, visit or contact Cindy Mersereau at


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