8. (18) There is consistency in course development for student retention and quality.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
All courses are built upon specific program competencies and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) that are published on the School’s web site. Each course syllabus clearly states the competencies and SLOs associated with the course. Assignments are directly linked to the applicable SLO(s).
University policies guide the new course proposal process. Specific requirements ensure that SLOs and associated course materials and assignments are identified before the course is approved. The course proposal is reviewed and approved by the full-time faculty members and must then be submitted for approval by the University.
The SLIS Online Teaching Standards and Indicators provide clear guidelines regarding course design, content, instructor contribution to the course, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and use of technology.
Regular peer reviews provide the opportunity to revisit the standards and continually improve course design and delivery.
Student feedback via the University’s Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE) provides faculty members quantitative and qualitative data about student satisfaction with individual courses.