Online Peer Review

Developed by the School of Nursing at Washburn University, the Online Peer Review Process is anchored in three domains and supported by an administrative process.  Key principles employed throughout the process are:

  • Best Practice Benchmarks
  • Formative Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • External Validation
  • Strong Administrative Support
  • Accountability

Online Peer Review Model: Design, Delivery, and Content


A toolkit has been developed to allow other organizations to use these same tools*.  The toolkit contains these materials:

  • Online Peer Review Process Overview
  • Planning Your Content Toolbox
    • Planning the Content Handbook
    • Course Grading Worksheet
    • Course Outcome Mapping Template
    • Credit Hour Analysis Tool
    • Finding Materials Worksheet
    • Learning Experience Designer Outline
    • Online Syllabus Template
    • Syllabus Checklist
    • Online Course Review Checklist
  • Course Delivery Peer Review Tool
  • Course Content Collaboration Review Tool
  • Course Content Expertise Review Tool
  • Sample Administrative Outline

Contact Dr. Linda Merillat at to request your toolkit for $99.

*Quality Matters is a subscription service.  Alternative course review materials are provided.