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2020 Accelerated Course Call

University of Florida Center for Teaching Excellence

The UF Center for Teaching Excellence supports the Accelerated Course Creation process by helping to facilitate online course reviews. As part of this effort, UF’s Quality Assurance Committee has modified the UF+ Quality Matters rubric to create the Accelerated UF+QM Rubric. 

You can start a course self-review in ProposalSpace at anytime. In fact, some instructors and IDs have already created or completed a self-review using the UF+QM rubric or the UFSME. You can transfer the information in your exisitng self-review into ProposalSpace and provide additional details.

The proposal you start today can stay open and available to you as long as you like. Just don’t click submit until you are absolutely ready for reviewers to be assigned to your course.

Self-review steps:

  1. Create a ProposalSpace account
  2. Open the self-review call
  3. Add contributors to the self-review (if necessary)
  4. Complete the self-review using your course plan (1 hour)
  5. Add links to evidence in the course (1 hour)
  6. Submit the self-review

One of the first questions you will be asked in ProposalSpace is about course contributors. Course contributers can be co-teachers, instructional designers and teaching assistants. You can add up to 5 contributers to your self-review. We recommend adding the folks who have significantly helped in the design or teaching of the course. Contributors can add rich, valuable information to the self-review. Beware, it does not work like Google. In ProposalSpace you have to decide when each person can edit the self-review.

Once you have filled in a comment box with  information click the green check mark next to it. This will help make sure the information does not disapear if technology fails or the electricity goes out. Save each answer as you go but do not submit until you are ready.

It is important to give lots of rich details in your self-review. Provide narrative expanations, link to evidence in the course, and examples of practices. You know your course best, you know where the materials and evidence are in your course so do not let the reviewer guess. Provide information that will guide reviewers to the evidence in your course.

If you are unsure or have any questions about the kinds of evidence you can provide do not hesitate to contact Nikki Lyons or Alexandra Bitton-Bailey in the Office of Teaching Excellence.

Sincerely,

Nikki Lyons and Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

This call is for UF instructors who are submitting self-reviews for the 2020 Accelerated Course Reviews. Submissions for the full UF+Quality Matters course review process should be submitted to the 2019-2020 Pathways to Online Teaching Excellence Call.

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