What kinds of review are possible?
1. Most peer reviews at Pierce are unofficial internal reviews. Completion of an internal review with a Quality Matters coach is one pathway to ensure that your course aligns with QM standards or to prepare a course for National Review.
Pierce College internal reviews involve the faculty member who is teaching the course and a QM coach.
Pierce College QM coaches are typically online instructors themselves. They are trained to give positive and constructive feedback on course design and make recommendations for course improvement. They are not judging or evaluating individual instructors on their ability to teach online and it is a collaborative and supportive process for all involved. Pierce uses QM certified Master Reviewers or Peer Reviewers as QM coaches for internal reviews.
2. Pierce College can also arrange for official National Reviews through QM. This type of review can lead to national recognition when the course meets Quality Matters standards. For more information about submitting a course for National Review, please contact the Center for Engagement and Learning or the Pierce College eLearning director.
When should I get a course reviewed? What are the criteria for reviews?
Internal Reviews and QM coaching can be used for
Courses for a National Review must be
How do I initiate a review of a course?
Faculty seeking an internal review can contact Center for Engagement and Learning or the Pierce College eLearning director to discuss the process.
Faculty or departments that wish to complete a National Review should contact the Center for Engagement and Learning or the Pierce College eLearning director to discuss the process.
General information and inquiries
Director, Center for Engagement and Learning
Instructional Designer, Center for Engagement and Learning
Open Education Project Manager
Educational Technology Assistant
253-912-2399 ext 5343