Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Research & Documentation
Designing Quality Courses Matter! Impact of Training and Course Certification on Student Success
This session shares the impact of PD and course certification on online teaching outcomes and student satisfaction in a 23-campus system. Data are gathered from IR and the Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project to analyze results.
Learning Objectives
Identify measures for collecting data to report the impact of student success in online courses.
Brainstorm steps for setting up a model for collecting data at the campus level in online courses.
Create a plan to involve stakeholders & resources to manage & grow QM on a campus.
Intended Participants: Role
QM Coordinators
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Ashley Skylar, Quality Assurance Manager, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Dr. Skylar works as Manager of the Quality Assurance Blended-Online Program with the CSU Chancellor’s Office Center to support campuses in leadership efforts to develop online and hybrid courses. She serves as the CSU Institutional Representative for Quality Matters and holds various QM certifications, as well as provides QM and QLT systemwide training. Previous to this role she served 8 years as an Associate Professor at CSU Northridge.

JIanjun Wang, Professor, California State University, Bakersfield
Jianjun Wang is professor of statistics and research design at CSU Bakersfield. He joined the faculty in 1993 and started online teaching in 1999. His three courses obtained perfect scores from external QM review. In 2014, he received a university-wide Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. In 2018, he was a recipient of the Faculty Leadership and Innovation Award from the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Sinjini Mitra, Professor, California State University, Fullerton
Sinjini Mitra is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at CSU Fullerton. She has been involved in campus QA efforts since 2016, including research on the impact of QA-related training on student outcomes. Dr. Mitra has teaching online since 2013 and has experience in designing both undergraduate and graduate level online courses.

Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer, California State University, Fresno
an Instructional Designer in “The Center for Faculty Excellence” at Fresno State. Mary works with faculty in the design and development of online and hybrid courses. In addition, she leads professional development opportunities, develops curriculum, and serves as a mentor to educators new to the world of online teaching. Mary is an advocate for student-centered learning environments, facilitated by instructors who engage students in active learning using technology.