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Peer Reviewers at TAMIU


Role of QM Peer Reviewers

Faculty members designated to become peer reviewers at TAMIU will obtain the following duties in a course review:

  • Assist in bringing a course to meet and achieve QM expectations
  • Assume a mentorship role for Faculty Online Course Developers
  • Dedicate at least three weeks for course review:
    • Convene with Peer Review Team
    • Independently review a course(s)
    • Make decisions regarding modifications and revisions
    • Write constructive feedback and make appropriate suggestions

Benefits of a QM Peer Reviewer

As a peer reviewer, the following benefits will be incurred with the faculty member's participation:

  • Become an integral part of the improvement of the quality of our online courses
  • Receive national QM certification recognition
  • Become part of a prestigious QM Peer Reviewer database

QM Peer Reviews at TAMIU

Faculty members have been chosen to be peer reviewers by their respective deans. Currently, our TAMIU peer reviewers include:

  • Dr. Patricia Abrego - Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services, Office of Information Technology
  • Dr. Weam Al-Tameemi - Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Frances Bernat - Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Whitney Bischoff - Associate Professor, Canseco School of Nursing
  • Dr. Kelly Frailing - Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Milton Mayfield - Professor, A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business
  • Dr. James Norris - Associate Professor/Director of Political Science & Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ms. Daniela Rodriguez - Instructor, University College
  • Dr. Claudia San Miguel - Assistant Professor/Chair for Department of Public Affairs & Social Research, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Bernice Sanchez - Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Patricia Uribe - Director/Superintendent of TAMIU-ISD
  • Dr. Miroslava Vargas - Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Mr. Roberto Vela - Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Carol Waters - Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Our current list of Master Reviewers include:

  • Dr. Patricia Abrego
  • Dr. Frances Bernat
  • Dr. Whitney Bischoff
  • Dr. Miroslava Vargas
  • Dr. Carol Waters

Image of those who attended a QM peer reviewer luncheon.

(From left to right: Dr. Pablo Arenaz, Dr. Patricia Abrego, Dr. James Norris,
Dr. Claudia San Miguel, Dr. Whitney Bischoff, Dr. Leebrian Gaskins)

Quality Matters promotes a peer review process and provides a database of trained QM Peer Reviews eligible for assignment to a peer review team. 

Interested in becoming a QM Peer Reviewer at TAMIU?

To become a peer reviewer, the following pre-requisites are required:

  • Must be appointed by the dean of their college
  • Must be an experienced online instructor having taught within the past eighteen months, either full-time faculty or adjunct
  • Must attend and successfully complete the Applying the QM Rubric Workshop and the Peer Reviewer Course
  • A peer reviewer application and current Memo of Understanding must be on file with QM.

For more information, please contact eLearning at or at 956.326.2972.

Office of Information Technology
Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services

Killam Library 259
Phone: (956) 326-2792
Fax: (956) 326-2299