2. Peer Review

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Please Note: Links have been updated below for the 2017/18 academic year.


After you have completed your self-review and improved your course to the best of your ability, it can be useful to get additional insights and feedback from your peers. The Exemplary Course Program process lets you submit your course for peer review. In this process, two or more volunteer reviewers will read your self-review, explore your course, and use the review system to evaluate your course based on the criteria in the rubric, providing feedback and recommendations.


Peer reviewers are course developers, instructional designers, teachers, professors, and people like you who are strengthening their understanding of quality course design. Reviewing others’ courses is valuable for professional development, exposing you to diverse practices and strategies.


You are welcome to submit a course for peer review and/or sign-up to become a peer reviewer.


Steps to submit a course for peer review:

  1. Follow the steps under Self-Review.
  2. Complete the course access and other general information in the submission form.
  3. Read through your self-review to make sure it is complete and describes your course’s strengths and weaknesses as accurately as possible.
  4. Select the option for Peer Review at the bottom of the Self-Review form.
  5. You will receive an email when the peer reviews are completed. This part of the process is dependent on the availability of peer reviewers, but it typically takes 3-4 weeks.
  6. Use the feedback to improve your course. You are welcome to make changes to the course and repeat the process.