Peer Review & eMentors
Online Peer Review
The Online Class Peer Review Process ensures quality design in online classes at Daytona State College. The Division of Online Studies along with the faculty trained to be Peer Reviewers designed the Rubric for Online Class Design as the evaluation instrument. It covers seven main areas (Class Introduction and Overview, Learning Objectives, Assessment and Progress, Communication/Interaction, Active Learning and Critical Thinking, Learner Support, and Usability) that align with best practices for online classes.
Online Class Peer Reviews are conducted during the Fall and Spring semesters. Each
faculty member teaching an online class is reviewed once within a three-year period.
The current review cycle is from Spring 2019 through Spring 2021.
Support with this process is offered within the Faculty Innovation Center. Faculty are encouraged to self-assess their class before review and make changes where necessary.
The Online Class Peer Review process works like this:
Faculty are notified about which class is being reviewed during the semester before the review will take place and will receive all required documentation beforehand.
All courses going through the peer review process will also need to comply with the UDL/Accessibility check list. An instructional designer from the Division of Online Studies will meet with the faculty member and walk through the UDL/Accessibility Checklist together before their course goes through the peer review process.
During the review semester, two of the Peer Reviewers are embedded in the Falcon Online shell of the class being reviewed for a three-week time period. The Reviewers are never a faculty member in the same subject area.
Each Peer Reviewer completes an independent review of the class based on the standards
in the rubric. At the end of the review period, the results are submitted to the Director
of Online Studies.
The Director of Online Studies then summarizes the observations from the Reviewers into a Score Report. Each class is rated as Developing, Competent, or Exemplary based on the Scoring Guidelines.
For classes that rate as Competent of Exemplary, the Director of Online Studies meets directly with the faculty member to go over the results. For classes that rate as Developing, the Director of Online Studies meets with the faculty member and their direct supervisor. In this case, Developing classes must have changes made before the class can be taught again by that faculty member.
The eMentors are a committee of instructors representing nearly all academic departments whose primary focus is to promote and assist other instructors with educational technology by mentoring peers on best practices, instructional design, academic integrity, and course quality. They also serve as a liaison between instructors and the Division of Online Studies.
Peer Reviewers are additionally denoted by an asterisk (*). They assist the Director for the Division of Online Studies in performing online course reviews of faculty by applying the Rubric for Online Course Delivery.
Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment & Art
School of Behavioral & Social Sciences
School of Biological & Physical Sciences
School of Computer Science
School of Education
School of Health & Wellness
School of Humanities & Communication
School of Mathematics
School of World Languages & Speech
School of Student Life Skills
Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality & Culinary Management
School of Applied Business
School of Engineering Technology
School of Health Careers
School of Nursing
School of Dental Sciences
DeLand Campus: Kim Alacan, Karen Endebrock
New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater Campus: Ethan Repyneck
Flagler/Palm Coast Campus: Vacant
Advanced Technology College: Christopher Cameron