Quality Assurance Impact Research

ANALYZING ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS

The CSU Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project strives to determine the impact of QA professional development and course certification on teaching performance and student success in CSU online courses. It is hypothesized that instructors who complete QA professional development and obtain course certification are better able to design and deliver online courses, more effectively engaging students and resulting in higher grades, improved course completion rates, higher student satisfaction, and ultimately a reduction in equity gaps.

SQUAIR PROJECT 2018-19

Thirteen CSU campuses are participating in monthly online SQuAIR meetings toward determining the impact of QA professional development and course certification on teaching performance and student success in 2018-19 courses. The group meets on second Tuesdays of each month from 11a-12p.

TYPES OF DATA from PARTICIPATING COURSES

QA workshops completed by instructor; Whether the course has been formally reviewed and certified; Student demographics; Course GPA; Course completion rates (C- or above); Course grades distribution; Student Feedback Survey data; Faculty Perception Survey. See Data Reporting Template /Coding Sheet and SQuAIR Project Description and Protocol doc for further details.

Results from SQuAIR Research

  • Student Feedback Survey results through Fall 2018
  • Faculty Perception Survey results through January 2019 (coming May 2019)
  • Course-Based Data on QA Professional Development Impact (coming Summer 2019)