Online Quality Assurance
CSUF has received four consecutive funding awards for the CSU’s Quality Assurance Program for Online Courses since 2013-2014. 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. Specifically, CSUF utilizes Quality Matters™ , a faculty-centered, peer-review process, as the central framework to explore the quality of online courses and online components. More information regarding Quality Matters can be found at the CSU-Quality Matters website . The most recent update about the program is summarized in an e-portfolio: 2018-2019 Fullerton Quality Assurance ePortfolio
Faculty Community of Online Course Quality Assurance
Since 2013-2014, more than 197 faculty and staff at CSUF have developed expertise in online teaching, learning, and quality assurance through this program. Under the leadership of faculty members Marsha Orr (HHD), and Sinjini Mitra (MCBE), and in collaboration with the Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness and the Department of Online Education and Training , these faculty and staff have come together as a community to support each other’s online teaching endeavors, explore and address challenges to online education, and facilitate the growth of online teaching and learning on campus.
The Quality Matters (QM)-related accomplishments of our faculty and staff include online courses certified by QM as an exemplary course of quality (see table below) and conducting research on the impact of QM at CSUF.
|Name||College||QM Course Certification|
|Marsha Orr*||HHD||The Art and Science of Nursing (Nursing 470A - Not currently offered)|
|Maryanne Garon||HHD||Theoretical Basis of Leadership and Organization in Nursing (Nursing 511)|
|Suzanne Robertson||HHD||Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing (Nursing 517)|
|Shelli Wynants||HHD||Human Growth and Development (CAS 312)|
|Rachel McClanahan||HHD||School Nurse Specialist I (Nursing 530)|
|Karla Parsons||HHD||Advanced Concepts I (Nursing 340)|
|Leah Cleveland||HHD||Nursing Research: Evidence-based Practice (Nursing 310)|
|Cherie Ichinose||NSM||College Algebra (Math 115)|
|Cherie Ichinose||NSM||Pre-Calculus (Math 125)|
|Volker Janssen||HSS||American History Survey (History 180)|
*Marsha Orr is also a QM Master Reviewer.