10 Step Journey Through the Course Peer Review Process

10 Step Journey Through the Course Peer Review Process


Valencia College is committed to providing
students with online courses designed and delivered with quality. With this commitment to excellence, we have
created a Course Peer Review process. This process is grown from our history with
Quality Matters and refined with the development of the Rubric for Online Competencies. As part of this process faculty and deans
are invited to engage in collegial peer review. This video will take you on a ten-step
journey through the Course Peer Review process. Step 1. Before submitting an online application to
have an online course peer-reviewed, consider the following, have you consulted with your
Dean, have you completed Digital Professor Certification, and have you taught the online
course for at least 2 terms. Step 2. Selected faculty will be assigned a team with
a campus-based Faculty Fellow, and a Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer to support
you through each phase of the Course Peer Review process. Step 3. Beyond your team, you have a number of resources
to support you while preparing your course for review; including multimedia support and
the Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation. Step 4. In addition to these resources, there is a
specific course you will need to complete to prepare for the review. ASMT3326, Introduction to the Rubric for Online
Competencies, allows participants to explore the ROC, which stands for, Rubric for Online
Competencies which contains quality online design and delivery criteria aligned with
the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator. Other courses that would help prepare you
for the process include ASMT3327 ROC Peer Review Training, which will introduce peer
reviewers and subject matter experts to the ROC, the Course Peer Review Process, and best
practices for providing peer support, as well as ASMT3328 ROC Panel Chair Training, which
will assist Panel Chairs in facilitating the entire Course Peer Review process, including
the review panel’s alignment of the Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC) criteria. Step 5. During the preparation phase for the course
review you have the support of your team and time to complete the faculty development courses. As the preparation phase concludes your Faculty
Fellow will invite 3 faculty members to form the Peer Review panel: an online subject matter
expert, a peer reviewer, and a panel chair. Step 6. To help clarify the design and delivery components
of your online course you will complete the Instructor and Course Peer Review worksheet. This worksheet provides peer review panel
members with important information about you, your course, and your instructional materials. Step 7. The next phase is the Course Peer Review phase
which typically lasts three to four weeks and includes 2 weeks of peer review beginning
with a virtual Kickoff Meeting with you and your panel members. Step 8. While the peer panel conducts their two-week
review using the ROC in your course sandbox, your Dean will be reviewing your live course,
to complete the Dean portion of the review. You will receive feedback from your Dean at
the end of their review. Step 9. At the end of your course review, you will
meet with your Panel Chair to receive your ROC report and Panel Summary report. During this meeting, you and your Panel Chair
will be discussing peer feedback and possible suggestions for improvement. If any design or delivery criteria aren’t
met, a timeline for revisions will be established and again, your support team will be there
for you. Step 10. Upon completion of your course peer review,
you will receive your compensation for completing the review, a certificate of Tier 2 Credential,
and ROC Course Certification. Thank you for taking the time to explore the
Course Peer Review process. If you have questions about participating
in the process, visit the URL on your screen for more information.

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