A course review is a process in which ATS personnel review the design elements of a specified course. Upon conclusion of the review, an ATS representative will prepare a written report and offer to meet with you to discuss the course further. Everything contained on the report or when meeting with an ATS representative are ONLY SUGGESTIONS. The faculty member reserves the right to decide whether or not they want to implement any of the suggestions.
How Long Does the Process Take:
Once requested, a course review usually takes two weeks to complete. Upon completion of the review by an ATS representative, the requesting faculty member is welcome to meet with the reviewer to discuss the suggestions in further detail. These meetings generally last about 1-2 hours. After the meeting, the faculty member gets to keep the written suggestions for future use of the suggestions they wish to implement.
What Are the Benefits:
There are a number of benefits associated with going through the course review process. Some of the benefits include:
- Provides an extra set of eyes and feedback related to the course
- Compares course design to a set of nationally accepted standards and best practices
- Has the potential to increase course quality
- Benefits with low time requirement
How Do I Sign Up for a Course Review:
NOTE: Course reviews can only be conducted on courses actively being taught. For example, if you want a course reviewed in the fall semester, it must currently be being taught in the fall semester.
To register for a course review, simply send an email with the subject line of Course Review. You MUST submit the ticket using your Athens State University email account. In the body of the email, be sure to put the following information:
- Course Name
- Type of Course (Traditional, Hybrid, Distance)
- Course CRN (if applicable)
NOTE: ATS will only review ONE course per faculty member at a time in order to allow other faculty members the opportunity to submit course reviews. Upon completion of a course review, a faculty member may submit an additional review.
Upon submitting your ticket, an ATS representative will review the information and contact you. In most cases, course redesigns will be honored in a first come, first serve basis. However, in special cases, a particular course may be worked on first. In these cases, all of the affected parties will be informed.