Quality Assurance Impact Research

ANALYZING ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS

The CSU Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project determines 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.

To date, over 2,700 CSU faculty and staff have completed at least one QA training, with over 150 faculty now certified as formal peer-reviewers of online courses. As a result, over 150 fully online CSU courses have been reviewed and formally certified as meeting or exceeding quality assurance standards. The QA program also disseminates over 100 standards-indexed exemplars through the CSU Quality Assurance Resource Repository (QuARRY).

SQUAIR PROJECT 2018-19

Fourteen 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 from 11a-12p. SQuAIR meeting agenda and monthly recordings: October 9 (Recording); November 13 (Recording); December 11 (Recording); February 12 (Join); March 12 (Join); April 9 (Join); May 14 (Join); June 11 (Join).

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 Survey data; Faculty Perception Survey (coming late-November). See Data Reporting Template /Coding Sheet and SQuAIR Project Description and Protocol doc for further details.