As additional online and blended courses are offered as a means to provide greater CSU student access to educational opportunities, 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 online or blended 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: complete training in exemplary online practices; become certified reviewers of online courses, and/or; have their fully online courses certified as meeting established quality standards. In addition, the CSU Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project is determining the impact of these activities on student success.

CSU QA Trainings Completed

Quality Assurance CoursesNumber Completed
Teaching Effectively Online*2913
Peer Reviewer Certification**493
(updated 9/1/19)

*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)