In Support of Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Certification for All Fully and Partially Online Courses

Resolution Number: RS16-343
May, 2016
Whereas: 
due to AB386 and CourseMatch, SF State fully online undergraduate courses may serve a range of students from this and other CSU campuses; and
Whereas: 
the primary practice for developing best online pedagogy practices at SF State and many other CSU campuses is QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching); and
Whereas: 
the funding for QOLT is based on limited duration grants and may not be sufficient for certifying all partially and fully online courses at SF State; and
Whereas: 
evidence from the QOLT review process supports the conclusion that quality of online education courses taught at SF State would improve through adoption of QOLT best practices; be it therefore
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate supports the finding of the Online Education Committee that QOLT certification is a best practice for all partially and fully online courses at SF State; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate encourages SF State to provide resources to support the QOLT training and certification process if and when the current funding ends or demand for services exceeds resources.