Quality Assurance

Centers &

CSUF is home to a number of centers and institutes, which address a wide variety of research, service and community needs. The centers and institutes undergo periodic reviews that serve as a reflective process to summarize the centers/ institutes’ accomplishments, and to identify directions of growth and areas of improvement.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects provides oversight of the Centers and Institutes.


CSUF has received funding awards for the CSU’s Quality Assurance Program for Online CoursesOpens in new window .  This program is designed to support individual campuses’ online course quality assurance efforts by providing resources, professional development, and support to faculty and staff who design, teach, and assess online courses.  CSUF utilizes   Quality Matters™Opens in new window , a faculty-centered, peer-review process, as the central framework to explore the quality of online courses and online components.


Program Performance Review (PPR) is conducted every 7 years for all academic departments and programs within the Division of Academic Affairs. PPRs serve as a reflective process to identify the department/ program’s strengths and areas of improvement, as well as an evidence-based planning tool to guide the department/ program’s strategic planning, improvement and growth.