The Academic Technology Center (ATC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Enid Sisskin's fully online courses, PHC6300 (Survey of Environmental Problems) and PHC6310 (Environmental Toxicology), were reviewed and recognized by external Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Teams as having met quality expectations in online course design.
Earlier this year, Dr. Sisskin achieved internal certification of both courses 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. Sisskin has been an employee of UWF since 2000 and teaching online classes since 2006. She's on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences and teaches four graduate courses in the Master of Public Health degree program and one course in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program, all online. She intends to have all of her courses QM certified and is working on program certification for the MPH program. She is also an eCoach working with adjuncts in the department.