NEWS: On July 2, Quality Matters released the 6th edition of their Higher Education Rubric.
NEWS: View recording of webinar regarding the CSU QA formal course review process.

As CSU campuses choose to offer additional blended and online courses, it is critical to define quality online teaching and learning, as well as to determine how to assess it and make desired improvements. There are many skeptics who question the quality of online teaching and therefore it is necessary to identify how to prepare instructors to effectively teach blended or online courses. In commitment to quality, the CSU offers multiples services and resources to faculty and students regarding: Instructional Quality; Universal Design for Learning/Accessibility, and; Academic Integrity.

CSU Quality Assurance efforts are resulting in a significant and growing number of faculty and staff to: become trained in exemplary online practices; become certified reviewers of online courses, and/or; have their fully online courses certified as meeting quality standards.

CSU Quality Assurance Trainings Completed

Quality Assurance CoursesNumber Completed
Teaching Effectively Online*2275
Peer Reviewer Certification**434
(updated 11-9-18)

*Teaching Effectively Online includes: “Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT,” “Teaching Online – Introduction to Online Delivery (QM),” “Applying the QM Rubric,” “Designing your Blended Course (QM),” “Improving your Online Course (QM),” “Designing your Online Course (QM), Standards 2-6 & 8 (QM), ” Teaching Online Certificate Workshops (QM), Facilitator Certifications (QM; APPQMR & IYOC), Course Review Managers (QM)

**Peer Reviewer Certification includes: “Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument,” “Peer Reviewer Certification (QM),” “Master Reviewer Certification (QM)”