Jun 13, 2018
You may have noticed that there are a number Quality Matters (QM) logos in the schedule of classes at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC). This indicates that the class has met quality standards after a review by a three person panel of instructors, led by a master reviewer and including an external reviewer (from another college or university) and a subject matter expert.
Quality course design standards are a cornerstone of online learning at CGCC. The college adopted QM standards in 2004, using them to evaluate every new hybrid or online course. By 2009, college faculty began certification as peer reviewers and in 2011, the annual reviews started. During the winter of 2018, these teams worked together: