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Distance Education Course Review Process 2021-2022

Thank you for your interest in the 2021-2022 course review process.  The application deadline is October 1, 2021.  Please review the information on this page and submit the Course Review Application at the bottom if the course qualifies for review.


The Department of Distance Education (DE) is committed to the quality of online and hybrid courses offered at Austin Peay State University (APSU) and aims to achieve the following targets:

To work towards these targets, DE is seeking faculty to participate in our course review process.  Faculty who complete the course review process will receive compensation and professional development.  DE will also select courses to submit to QM for external reviews.  These courses will obtain an official QM seal of quality.

Who Can Apply

Full-time and adjunct faculty teaching online or hybrid courses at APSU. All faculty will require approval from department chair.

Course Selection Criteria

To be shortlisted for the course review process, you must submit an online application form to DE with permission from your Department Chair. The course selection criteria checklist is as follows:

QM Internal Course Review Process for 2021-2022

Faculty–QM Coordinator Meetings

If your course is selected for the review process, you will be contacted by the QM Coordinator throughout the process to assist you. You will be required to attend 3 meetings (in-person or via Zoom) with the QM Coordinator during the process (additional meetings may be requested as needed):

Faculty Compensation

Faculty Requirements for Compensation


  1. DE will pay for QM Training Workshops only once.  If the instructor does not complete or pass, they will have to retake it at their own cost to continue in the course review process.
  2. DE will not accept applications from instructors who were previously selected and failed/dropped out of the course review process.
  3. Non-participation after selection will result in cancellation of course review.  Faculty-QM Coordinator meetings will be used to determine participation in the process and assist faculty in meeting deadlines.
  4. DE reserves the right to change the course review process and participating faculty will be notified.
  5. DE reserves the right to refuse a course review application.
  6. Compensation will only be given to instructors who complete the review process in its entirety and meet all deadlines.

Submit Your Course Review Application

Enter the course number (ex. BIOL 1010) for the course you would like reviewed.
Enter the course name (ex. Introduction to Biology) for the course you would like reviewed.
This course (check all that apply)
Check all that apply to the course that you are wanting reviewed.
Have you participated in Distance Education's Course Review Process in the past?
Have you already taken the required QM workshop(s)? (check all that apply)
Check all that apply
Approval by your department chair