Teaching Online

Online/Hybrid Academic Standards

Hawkeye Community College is a Quality Matters (QM) subscriber institution through a consortium with Northeast Iowa, North Iowa Area, Kirkwood, Iowa Valley, and Indian Hills Community Colleges. Quality Matters provides a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process for continuous improvement in the design of online and hybrid courses based on eight general course design standards:

  1. Course Overview and Introduction
  2. Learning Objectives (Competencies)
  3. Assessment and Measurement
  4. Instructional Materials
  5. Course Activities and Learner Interaction
  6. Course Technology
  7. Learner Support
  8. Accessibility and Usability

In January 2015, the Academic Standards Committee adopted these Quality Matters standards, and the Quality Matters framework will guide quality assurance and professional development efforts for online learning at Hawkeye.

Hawkeye faculty and staff may access the rubric and additional information in My Hawkeye > Departments > Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services > Quality Matters.

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