Peer Online Course Reviews will NOT be:
♦ Shared outside the assigned review team
♦ Part of the faculty evaluation process
Per the SJDCTA 2021-24 contract, Article 126.96.36.199: The peer online course review process (POCR) evaluation shall not be used in a faculty member’s administrative evaluation and is for the purpose of identifying professional development opportunities.
Reviewer Pool and Course Assignments
Individuals who meet the above requirements will be added to the pool of available Reviewers, however this does not guarantee a course review. Review assignments will come from the Office of Regional and Distance Education and may be accepted or declined.
Staying Current with Norming Meetings
In order to remain in the pool of available reviewers, both active and inactive reviewers must participate in a minimum number of State and Local “Norming” meetings per year (usually 2 but subject to change). Regular norming helps to ensure currency in the CVC-OEI Rubric standards and understanding of what to look for when reviewing courses.
Course Teams, Timeline, and Workload
Each review team consists of 4 reviewers: the POCR Lead, Accessibility Reviewer, and two additional faculty. It takes roughly six months to take a single online class through POCR, using a 3-phase process:
(6 weeks): Kick-Off Meeting, Develop Initial Content, and Preliminary Review
♦ Course Authors work closely with the POCR Lead and Accessibility Reviewer, only.
(6 weeks): Develop the First Half of the Course and Informal Review
♦ Two additional faculty reviewers are assigned and required to attend ~2 check-in meetings with course author and review team. Informal review is done by the POCR Lead and Accessibility Reviewer.
(8-12 weeks): Develop the Second Half of the Course and Formal Review
♦ About 4 meetings, plus formal review (which may necessitate additional meetings). Formal review includes significant time looking over every part of the course (Modules, Assignments, Assessments, Discussions, Homepage, Syllabus, Announcements, Rubrics, Resources, and multimedia).
♦ Reviewers must fill out the CVC-OEI Rubric document and include substantive feedback that is both collegial and evidence-based. Reviewers confer with members of the team assigned to that course and ensure review is completed by the timeline set by the POCR Lead.
♦ Reviewers join the project with the understanding that each course may require several iterations of reviews and feedback.
For more detail, see our sample POCR Timeline.