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!

  1. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    Dr. Joe Perez

    Nationally QM recognized in 2016
    MAN 4504 – Operational Decision Making
  2. COLLEGE SUCCESS

    J. Cody Moyer

    Nationally QM recognized in 2017
    SLS 1122 – First Year Seminar

    Nathan Neuman

    Nationally QM recognized in 2014
    SLS 1101 – College Success
  3. COMPUTER NETWORK ENGINEERING

    Scott Tanner

    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
  4. COMPUTER SYSTEMS

    Professor Tina Feleccia

    Nationally QM recognized in 2012
    CGS 1061 – Introduction to Computers & Information Systems 
    Nationally QM recognized in 2013
    CGS 1100 – Business Applications for Computers
    Nationally QM recognized in 2017
    CTS 1102 – Survey of Operating System Technologies
  5. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    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 
  6. EDUCATION

    Professor Beverly Woolery

    Nationally QM recognized in 2013
    EDF1250 – Introduction to Classroom Management (Course Preview)
    Nationally QM recognized in 2014
    EME2040 – Introduction to Technology for Teachers
  7. ENGLISH

    Professor Fatin Morris Guiguis

    Nationally QM recognized in 2012
    LIT 1000 – Introduction to Literature
    ENC 1101 – College Composition I
    ENC 1102 – College Composition II
  8. HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    Professor Kari Sabin

    Nationally QM recognized in 2013
    HSC 1101 – Wellness, Nutrition, Personal Growth and Fitness
    Nationally QM recognized in 2014
    HLP 1081 – Wellness Concepts (Course Preview)
  9. HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

    Professor Dale Anderson

    Nationally QM recognized in 2015
    HSA 3110 – Healthcare Organization and Management*
    HSA 3113 – Issues and Trends in Healthcare*
    HSC 3624 – Foundations of Global Health*
    HSA 4502 – Healthcare Risk Management*
     
    *Co-designed by Dr. Mimi Jenko
  10. MATHEMATICS

    Professor Carolyn Horseman

    Nationally QM recognized in 2012
    MAT 1105 – College Algebra 
    MAC 1033 – Intermediate Algebra 
    MAC1114 – Trigonomety 
     
  11. NURSING

    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

    Dr. Lorrie Jones

    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
  12. SCIENCE

    Professor Natalie Whitcomb

    Nationally QM recognized in 2012
    ESC1000 – Survey of Earth Science
     
    Professor Dirk Valk
    Nationally QM recognized in 2017
    AST 1002 – Descriptive Astronomy
    PSC 1121 – Survey of Physical Science
     
    1. Faculty interested in learning more about instructional design may complete Online Teaching Certification. If interested in this certification, contact Nathan Neuman.

      Faculty interested in joining the Quality Matters Community of Practice should contact Beverly Woolery.