Val has been teaching math courses at CWC since 2001 and was the president of the Wyoming Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges from 2006-08.
We were excited to learn that Valerie Harris's Math 1400 60 class has been recognized as meeting Quality Matters review standards. Her course was reviewed by a trained Quality Matters Peer Review Team. It had to meet each of the 17 essential standards.
The Quality Matters™ program is a faculty-centered peer course review Quality Assurance process. Review criteria are linked to external standards; criteria and process are supported through instructional design principles; and the process is vetted by faculty experts. The goals of the program are to increase student retention, learning and satisfaction in online courses by implementing better course design. Quality Matters is sponsored by MarylandOnline and has been adopted by hundreds of higher education institutions across forty states and Canada. CWC is a member of the Wyoming Consortium, which consists of six Wyoming Community Colleges.
The Quality Matters website can be found at www.qualitymatters.org .