In an effort to continually improve online learning at UWF, the Academic Technology Center (ATC) is excited to announce a new opportunity for faculty who teach either fully online or blended courses.
ATC recognizes the time and effort faculty must commit to designing and teaching quality online/blended courses. This development effort is further increased if the course is expected to meet expectations for a Quality Matters (QM) internal or external review. To compensate faculty for their time and effort, faculty (full-time faculty and adjuncts) will receive $2000 for the successful completion of all of the following in order:
*These courses should be completed in order and successful completion of both is required before pursuing the QM review.
Note: Due to changes by the State of Florida regarding extra state compensation to faculty, faculty must move through the program in the sequence listed above. By starting with the ATC online courses faculty reduce the chance that their compensation will be delayed or denied.
Use this Preparing for a QM Review checklist to determine if your course is ready for a review.
This new incentive initiative raises equity issues for several UWF faculty members who have already completed some of the above requirements
Faculty may receive the $2000 or $1500 incentive only once. However, faculty who meet internal QM review standards for additional online or blended courses will receive a $750 payment per course.
Finally, the $1000 incentive ATC currently awards faculty for a successful “external QM review” will remain the same. Therefore, faculty completing the entire program and a successful “external” QM review will receive a total of $3000.
Any faculty member may still complete the “Quality Online Instructor Certificate” program even if they have no course to submit for a QM review.
In an effort to develop more UWF QM certified reviewers to handle the increased number of internal course reviews, ATC will increase the amount paid to QM reviewers to $300 for peer reviewer and $500 for the review chair. Please visit this site for more information on becoming a UWF QM Peer Reviewer.
For more information on the program, please contact:
|Cindy Mersereau||Karen Barth|
|June Watkins||John Crane|