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Please contact us if you would like to start a course review or want to know more information about the review process.

Course review at OET serves the goal to help faculty  improve existing courses and provide best practice guidelines for course redesign.  We researched a number of reputational review rubrics and adopted Quality Matters Rubric because we think it a best suit of teaching needs at University of Houston. The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 has 8 general standards and 43 specific review standards that assess critical course components and how they work together to ensure learning achievements.  When a course is under review, the QM Rubric is used as a checklist to determine whether an individual standard is met or not.  Recommendations will be provided for not-met standards on how to make improvements. 
The instructional design team have successfully completed training courses provided by Quality Matters .    Director Linda Davis earned QM coordinator certificate and all Instructional designers have received QM certificates on Applying QM Rubrics and Peer Review Process.  When a course is submitted for review,  Instructional designers will work individually or as a group.

We encourage faculty to consider course review with instructional design team if  in one of the following situations:

  1. Faculty feel a need to improve an existing course
  2. A course that can’t meet students’ demanding and need a redesign
  3. A f2f course is under conversion to online or hybrid formats
  4. A newly designed course that needs a formative evaluation before delivered to students