Quality Matters Certified Courses

Congratulations to UCCS Faculty for QM Certification!

"The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across and beyond the U.S. use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty."


Quality Matters™ Higher Education Program


Matt Metzger

Matt Metzger, PhD



ENTP 4000: The Business Plan
This course focuses on all facets of business plan development including assessing the competitive environment, developing venture concepts and growth strategies, creating market approaches, building a cohesive management team, launching operations, and developing financial projections. 

Certified Summer 2019


Gina Burton

Gina Burton, MHR



HSCI 4890 Special Topics: Corporate Wellness
Course provides students with information and resources for planning, implementing, and evaluating worksite health promotion (WHP) programs.

Certified Spring 2019



Kristi McCann

Kristi McCann



CHEM 1111 Environmental Science
Introduction to atomic molecular structure and to biological structure and function. Environmental contaminants in air and their reactions, water quality and its analysis, wastewater treatment, the ecology of natural systems and genetic adaptation. The course deals with worldwide environmental issues in a scientific context. 

Certified Spring 2019



Dr. Catherine Simmons

Catherine Simmons, PhD



PAD 5002 Organizational Management and Behavior
Covers topics such as organization theory and design, managing human capital, group development and performance, inter- and intra-group communication, information management, and ethical decision making. Topics are presented within the framework of how to organize people to enhance the delivery of public services.

Certified Fall 2018



Dr. Morgan Lee

Morgan Lee, PhD


HSCI 3201 Health Behavior Change
Overview of theoretical and psychosocial perspectives of changing health behavior at the individual, interpersonal and community level. Focuses on increasing professional skills in describing, applying and integrating health behavior change techniques in the design of programs for individuals and communities. 

Certified Fall 2018


Dr. James Saunders

James Saunders, EdD





COUN 2500 Introduction to Principles of Addiction Treatment
This course presents models of addiction, defines addiction treatment, presents the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment, and outlines various types of addiction treatment and use of evidence-based treatment approaches. It also covers addiction counselor credentialing in Colorado.

Certified Fall 2018



Dr. Mary Ann Cutter

Mary Ann Cutter, PhD





PHIL 3160 Philosophical Issues in Death and Dying
The meaning of death and dying in the history of Western philosophy from antiquity to contemporary Existentialism. Detailed examination of ethical issues raised in the care of the dying. Euthanasia and termination of treatment, care of the seriously ill newborn, etc.

Certified Fall 2018



Dr. Kathy Blair

Kathy Blair, PhD





NURS 6730 Advanced Health Assessment
Explores the foundation and techniques of advanced health assessment across the life span.

Certified Summer 2018




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Robert Gist, MS




PES 1000: Physics in Everyday Life
A non-mathematical overview of physics and how it affects our everyday life. Topics to be included are balancing and equilibrium, tornadoes, weather patterns, circus balancing acts, air conditioners, musical instruments and other interesting applications of physics. Recommended for students with no science or mathematics background. 

Certified Summer 2018



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Juan-Maria Gallego, PsyD




INTB 6100: Managing in Global Markets
Designed to prepare students to anticipate global forces that impact present management. Examines the economic, the social-cultural, and the political/legal context of global management. Presents various concepts related to the internationalization process of the firm and frameworks related to global strategy.  

Certified Summer 2018




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Scott Switzer, MA



CURR 5173: Instructional Design I
This course surveys models of instructional design and gives learners an opportunity to explore a model in more detail to produce instruction. In this process, learners break models into phases and produce deliverables that will be developed into a portfolio-style presentation.

Certified Spring 2018



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Robert Gist, MS



ID 1050: Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning Skills
Designed to bring incoming students up to a minimum competency in quantitative and qualitative skills. It includes such topics as logic, arithmetic, graphing, statistics, problem solving skills, and algebraic skills.

Certified Spring 2018



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Patrick McGuire, PhD




CURR 5171: K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources
Students will read current literature involving using the Internet in the K-12 curriculum as well as evaluate various web-based educational resources to use in educational settings. Students will design and develop several lessons/units involving web-based resources in this hands-on class.

Certified Spring 2018


Dr. Mary Ann Cutter

Mary Ann Cutter, PhD




PHIL 3130: Biomedical Ethics
Ethical dimensions of the patient-physician relationship and the impact of medical technology. Topics include informed consent and experimentation with human subjects, technological manipulation of birth and death processes, allocation of medical resources, genetic screening in the workplace, and genetic engineering.

Certified Spring 2018



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Andrea Bingham, PhD


LEAD 5700: Introduction to Research and Statistics
Introduces measures of central tendency, variability, percentiles, standard scores, and correlation. Covers basic concepts in statistical inference, evaluating and using research, design and analysis of educational research, and critical evaluation of published research.

Certified Spring 2018


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Eugenia Olesnicky
Killian, PhD




BIOL 1350: General Biology II Introduction to the Cell
The lecture component of an integrated lecture-laboratory course that introduces concepts of the structure/function relationships among biological molecules, of cellular metabolism, and of genetics and molecular biology. 

Certified Fall 2017


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Gary J. Smith, MBA 


MGMT 3300: Introduction to Management and Organization
An introductory study of management fundamentals and organizational behavior. How individuals adapt to organizations; how managers motivate and lead in work situations; how organizations are designed and managed.

Certified Fall 2017

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Morgan Shepherd, PhD



INFS 6090: Information Systems
Introductory course. Students will learn what information systems are, how they work, and what purposes they serve, as well as learn about data and information, decision making and the value of information. Includes trends in hardware and software, telecommunications, and databases, integration of information with the organization, and what is required to manage the creation of information systems.

Certified Fall 2017



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Nina Ellis Frischmann


HIST 3710: Good Wives and Nasty Wenches: American Women’s History, 1607-1877
A survey of the history of American women from the Colonial era through the Civil War, concentrating on the nineteenth century. It will introduce students to the changing economic, gender, and familial roles of American women.

Certified Spring 2017



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Tamra Cater, PhD


PSY 3400: Social Psychology

Survey of contemporary social psychological theory and research. Analysis of basic principles underlying human social behavior.

Certified Spring 2017

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Ben Galatzan, MSN, RN


NURS 1010: Pharmacological Math
A prerequisite course for medication administration. Prepares the student to work with common drug calculations applicable to concepts of measurement, conversions, and calculation of oral, parenteral, and intravenous drug dosages.

Certified Fall 2016



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Renee Henry, PhD


CHEM 1121: CSI - Forensic Chemistry
Introduction to forensic science and crime scene investigation using scientific application. Topics include glass and soil samples, hair, fibers, paint, fingerprints, DNA evidence, etc.

Certified Fall 2016

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Sylvia Mendez, PhD


LEAD 5610: Social and Cultural Foundations of Higher Education
Addresses the historical, social, and cultural development of American higher education. Examines the role of local, state, and federal governments and the influence of private foundations. Includes colonial origins of private institutions and changing demographics on campuses.

Certified Fall 2016



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Tracy Parks, PhD



QUAN 2010: Business Statistics
Statistical applications in business. Includes descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple and multiple regression. ns, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple and multiple regression.

Certified Fall 2016

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Janice Thorpe


COMM 3240: Business and Professional Communication
Theory and practice in oral and written communication competency for business and the professions. Topics include presentational speaking, business and proposal writing, interpersonal communication in organizations, and communication trends in business organizations of the future. 

Certified Summer 2016


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Patricia Witkowsky, PhD


LEAD 5260: College Student Development Theories
Examines various theories of college student development, will include: racial, sexuality, intellectual, moral, ethical, personality, psychosocial, career development, and more. Students will also explore contemporary issues and trends related to providing services to various types of students.   

Certified Summer 2016

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Deb Pollard, PhD, RNC-OB, CNE, IBCLC


NURS 6120: Research & Knowledge Translation in Nursing
Explores the basis for research in advanced practice nursing. Emphasis is placed on the research process and critiquing published research.

Certified Spring 2016

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Barbara Prinari, PhD


MATH 3400: Introduction to Differential Equations
First order differential equations, linear differential equations. Additional methods selected from the Laplace transform method, power series solutions, numerical solutions, linear systems.

Certified Spring 2016


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Deb Tuffield, MSN, RN


NURS 4290: Advanced Nursing
Synthesizes nursing content necessary for therapeutic interventions for the care of complex adult patients in the acute and critical care settings. Emphasis on prioritization of care and management of groups of complex patients.

Certified Fall 2015

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Scott Kupferman, Ph.D.


CURR 5170: Introduction to Technology in Education
This course explores the foundations, strategies, and tools for using technology as a means of engaging all students within inclusive educational settings. A focus is placed on universal design for learning (UDL) as a framework for selecting, evaluating, and implementing educational technology hardware and software.

Certified Fall 2015


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Irina Kopteva, Ph.D.


GES 1990: Introduction to Human Geography
A systematic introduction to the broad field of human-land interactions and spatial order. Emphasis is placed on the major themes of geographic inquiry including use of thematic maps, population numbers and distribution, development, changing resource and land use, culture regions, location decisions, settlements and cities, transportation, political units, and human-environment interactions.

Certified Fall 2015


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Mary Bethé Neely, MS


CHEM 1101: Chemistry in the Modern World
A brief introduction to chemical principles and study of their application to biochemical materials and processes, consumer chemistry, energy problems, air and water pollution and toxic chemicals.

Certified Fall 2015

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Gordon Stringer, MBA


FNCE 3050: Fundamentals of Finance
Provides the student with the conceptual framework necessary to appreciate and understand the problems facing the financial manager in the world today.  Considerable time will be spent on financial management methods that provide the basis for making sound financial decisions.

Certified Spring 2015


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Sue Davis, MSN, RN


NURS 4350: Nursing Management
Develops management theories and professional issues and trends. Emphasizes organizational and financial principles. Clinical preceptors provide the student with opportunities to explore application of management skills.

Certified Fall 2015

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Katie Cathcart, MCJA


CJ 3220: Community Based Corrections
Focuses on innovative community-based strategies for dealing with criminal offenders. Correctional alternatives to imprisonment discussed in this course include probation and parole and various community programs such as day reporting centers, electronic monitoring, half-way houses, and boot camp programs.

Certified Summer 2014


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Cathy Thompson, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNE


NURS 4015: Nursing Research - RN
Presents the elements and processes of research and evidence-based practice. Knowledge gained from research contributes directly to students' patterns of knowing. Students begin to derive a theoretical and research-based knowledge of the therapeutic nursing interventions that underpin the roles of a competent baccalaureate-prepared nurse.

Certified Fall 2014

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Carmen Stavrositu, PhD


COMM 4140: Media Effects
This course is an overview of a broad range of media theories that have examined media as a social force, that have explored factors affecting individuals' selection and perceptions of media messages, and that have studied how media affect viewers' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

Certified Summer 2014

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Baye Herald, MA


ENGL 3080: Advanced Business and Technical Writing
Writing workshop where students work on advanced business and administrative writing projects. Focus is on rhetorical strategies, document design principles, developing an understanding of ethics,and evaluating and synthesizing a variety of texts into students' own research and writing.

Certified Summer 2014


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Linda Button, PhD


CURR 5002: Issues, Strategies, and Models in Curriculum Design
Designed to prepare students to write challenging, differentiated, and effective curricula for a variety of learners. A variety of curriculum models and strategies will be explored.

Certified Spring 2014


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Sherry Lee, MSN


NURS 3050: Health Assessment - RN
Focuses on the empirics and esthetics of health assessment. Enhances further development of health assessment skills in laboratory.

Certified Spring 2014



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