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In fall 2018, the Quality Assurance Working Group drafted a comprehensive rubric and a procedure that can be used to evaluate online courses. The purpose of this rubric and procedure is to
- Share standards for online course design
- Standardize a procedure for anonymous review of online courses
- Help instructors meet the established standards
- Improve our student’s online learning experience
Notably, the rubric evaluates the overall course architecture, as opposed to the instructor’s direct interactions with students.
After reviewing several existing models and developing a rubric, three subcommittees of the Quality Assurance Working Group used the rubric to evaluate a single course. Using the information gathered from this evaluation, the committee met again and revised the rubric. After a second pilot and a review by Faculty Senate, the committee launched the Quality Assurance review process in fall 2019.