Polk State College takes pride in exemplary online course design. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, Polk State College piloted the Quality Matters rubric in the instructional design of some online courses. For a course to be nationally recognized by Quality Matters, it must go through a rigorous faculty peer review process, meet all essential standards in the Quality Matters rubric, and achieve a score of 84 points or more out of 99 points.
All nationally-recognized QM courses are featured on the official Quality Matters website. This site showcases exemplary courses that have been nationally recognized by Quality Matters. It shows how Polk State faculty effectively integrate technology with pedagogy to help students achieve learning outcomes and student success.
Please contact the professors directly if you are interested in learning more about their courses. And congratulations to our showcased faculty on their outstanding achievements! We are so very proud of each and every one of them!
Dr. Joe PerezNationally QM recognized in 2016 MAN 4504 – Operational Decision Making
- Nationally QM recognized in 2013 CTS1162C – Windows 7 Configuration Professor John Stewart Nationally QM recognized in 2013 CTS 1347C – Server 2008 Network Infrastructure CET 1600C – Network Fundamentals CET 1610C – Routing and Switching Essentials Nationally QM recognized in 2014 CTS 2391C – Administering Windows Server 2012 CTS 2392C – Configuring Windows Server 2012 Advance Services CTS 2393C – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 CET 2620C – CCNA 4 Connecting Networks CET 2665C – CCNA Security Nationally QM recognized in 2015 CET 2615C – CCNA 3 Scaling Networks
Professor Christen Shea (QM “Making a Difference for Students” Award Recipient)Nationally QM recognized in 2014 CCJ 3024 – Survey of the Criminal Justice System CCJ 3621 – Criminal and Delinquent Behavior CCJ 4054 – Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice CJE 4610 – Criminal Investigations Nationally QM recognized in 2015 CCJ 4651 – Drugs and Crime Nationally QM recognized in 2017 CCJ 1020 – Introduction to Criminal Justice CCJ 4651 – Drugs and Crime CJE 4012 – Criminal Profiling in Criminal Justice
Professor Dale AndersonNationally QM recognized in 2015 HSA 3110 – Healthcare Organization and Management* HSA 3113 – Issues and Trends in Healthcare* HSA 3160 – Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations* HSC 3624 – Foundations of Global Health* HSA 4502 – Healthcare Risk Management* *Co-designed by Dr. Mimi Jenko
- Nationally QM recognized in 2014 NUR 3846 – Nursing Theory Nationally QM recognized in 2015 NUR 3874 – Informatics and Clinical Reasoning* NUR 4108 – Professional Nursing Advocacy NUR 4169 – Evidence-based Practice NUR 4827 – Nursing Leadership *Co-designed by Professor Jennifer Richards Nationally QM recognized in 2014 NUR 3065 – Health Assessment Nationally QM recognized in 2016 NUR 3125 – Nursing Science Dr. Bettye Grant Nationally QM recognized in 2015 NUR 3825 – Professional Role Transformation