Quality Matters
(left to right: Jenessa Gerling, Cecilia Cervantes, Jane Spangers)

Hennepin Technical College has announced that two of its online courses have met the high standards and been awarded the QM seal of the Quality Matters Program, a national benchmark for online course design.

HTC instructors Jenessa Gerling and Jane Sprangers submitted their online courses for Quality Matters review and they are now on the list of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Gerling’s course is Interpersonal Communication and Sprangers’ is Human Anatomy. During the review process, three veteran online faculty, who are QM certified, independently access and explore the course online. They decide if the course meets each of the standards on the program’s rubric.

“This is exciting because it recognizes the quality of these online courses and the excellent work of our instructors,” said Zala Fashant, dean of General Education at HTC. He added that the college plans to submit more courses for review this fall.

Quality Matters is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. Five HTC faculty members are QM reviewers: Jenessa Gerling, Karen LaPlant, Carmen Price, Jane Sprangers, and Martin Springborg.

About Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College is Minnesota’s largest technical college, serving more than 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. HTC offers more than 45 programs of study, leading to certificates, diplomas, an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. The college offers many evening, weekend, and online courses. In addition, cutting edge continuing education is available through HTC’s Customized Training Services.

HTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system of 31 community and technical colleges and universities serving more than 420,000 students across the state.

Last updated by ardeshir : 2014-01-06 02:10:23