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

Dr. Eugenia Olesnicky Killian

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





Gary Smith

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

Dr. Morgan Shepherd
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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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

Deb Pollard
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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