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SF State QLT Certified Courses

The following courses have earned QLT certification and exemplify quality course design and teaching practices as defined by the QLT evaluation instrument. These instructors have demonstrated their dedication to quality learning and teaching at SF State University.

 

Certified in Fall 2018

ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Falu Bakrania

Race & Resistance Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

History, objectives, and philosophy of Ethnic Studies. Student's personal, educational and career development in a pluralistic society and an institute of higher education.

 

CHIN 271 The Classic Chinese Novel in Contemporary Pop Culture

Frederik H. Green

Modern Languages & Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Exploration of legacy of China's four great classic novels in contemporary Chinese popular culture. Analysis of original works and their adaptation in TV shows and cinema, fiction, computer games and theme parks.

 

CHIN 612GW Negotiating Chineseness in the Late 20th and 21st Centuries - GWAR 

Frederik H. Green 

Modern Languages & Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
 
Exploration of multiple negotiation of Chineseness through a wide range of texts from the People's Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese Diaspora. Focus on literary, cinematic and critical works produced between 1970 and present.

 

HUM 390 Images of Eroticism

Rob Thomas

Humanities and Liberal Studies, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Ways in which human sexuality, both the socially acceptable varieties and those practices which different societies attempt to prohibit, are represented in the art and literature of cultures in different historical periods.

 

Certified in Summer 2018

HH 540 Meditation and Imagery in Healing

Thomas Adam Burke

Health Education, College of Health and Social Sciences

Theory and methodology of major forms of meditation and imagery in promoting health and healing, including examination of historical roots, mind-body mechanisms, benefits, and individual and group practice.

 

AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States

Robert Keith Collins

American Indian Studies, College of Ethnic Studies  

The major indigenous cultures residing in the present U.S.; regional groups, structures, world views; major events that took place between the first Americans and new Americans from contact up to 1930.
 

Certified in Fall 2017

ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English

Doreen Deicke

English Language and Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
 
Flexible reading and writing skills for academic inquiry and for engaging with social issues; varied composing and revising skills; critical analysis and self-reflection, with special attention to rhetorical variation; fine-tuning research.
 

ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English

Sarah Cox

English Language and Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
 
Flexible reading and writing skills for academic inquiry and for engaging with social issues; varied composing and revising skills; critical analysis and self-reflection, with special attention to rhetorical variation; fine-tuning research.
 

ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English

John Holland

English Language and Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Flexible reading and writing skills for academic inquiry and for engaging with social issues; varied composing and revising skills; critical analysis and self-reflection, with special attention to rhetorical variation; fine-tuning research.

 

Certified in Spring 2017

CFS 600 Professional Development

Connie Ulasewicz

Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel, College of Health and Social Sciences

Professional roles and career opportunities. Portfolio development. Trends and issues in the fields of apparel, interior design, and family and consumer sciences using an integration of subject matter.

 

Certified in Fall 2016

AFRS 210 Introduction to Africana Literature

Brittany Prince

Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Role of literature in the formulation, maintenance, and articulation of a cultural ethos.

 

AFRS 221 African American Music

Derrick Spiva

Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

History, growth, and development of African American music during the 20th century.

 

AFRS 230 African American Gospel Workshop

Derrick Spiva

Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Workshop on gospel music: traditional African antecedents of gospel music, religious, and secular forms developed, and economic and political factors shaping gospel music.

 

I R 361/C J 461 Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare

Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

International Relations, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Criminal Justice, College of Health and Social Sciences

Terrorism and covert political warfare as international instruments especially since World War II. The use of terror and covert political warfare and the responses to their use. 

 

Certified in Summer 2016

AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology

Serie McDougal

Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Theories, characteristic methodologies, and applicability to the African American behavioral experiences and interface with other cultural communities.

 

HH 200 Holistic Approach to Academic Success

Adam Burke

Holistic Health, College of Health & Social Sciences

Concepts and skills for increased academic success, including mindfulness meditation for self-awareness, mental imagery for problem solving, and continuous improvement from an Eastern perspective. Lifelong learning, personal growth, and promoting a civil society are examined.

 

Certified in Spring 2016

AAS 370 Vietnamese in the United States

Jonathan Lee

Asian-American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Origins and causes of Vietnamese movements to the U.S. and nature of Vietnamese experience in America in terms of political, cultural, and economic factors.

 

CINE 306 Chinese Documentary Film

Weimin Zhang

Cinema, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Study of contemporary Chinese documentary since the 1980s; exploration of the cultural, social, and aesthetical context of Chinese documentary films and filmmaking.

 

CINE 522 Projects in Motion Picture Editing

Ingrid Schulz

Cinema, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Techniques and aesthetics of film editing.

 

ENG 214: Second Year Written Composition: English

John Holland

English Language and Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Flexible reading and writing skills for academic inquiry and for engaging with social issues; varied composing and revising skills; critical analysis and self-reflection, with special attention to rhetorical variation; fine-tuning research.

SED 200 Introduction to Education

Jamal Cooks

Secondary Education, Graduate College of Education

Introduction to the field of education and to the profession of teaching.

 

Certified in Fall 2015

AAS 377 Cambodians in the United States

Jonathan Lee

Asian-American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Examine push-pull factors that led people to flee Cambodia; focus on constraints and strategies (institutional, artistic, community, cultural) deployed by Cambodian Americans to negotiate their status in the US: politically, culturally, economically, and socially.

S ED 800 Adolescent Development

Natalio Avani

Secondary Education, Graduate College of Education

Covers learning theories, current social issues, and adolescent behaviors. Five areas of adolescent development (emotional, physical, moral, social, and cognitive) are examined as each pertains to middle and high school teaching and student learning.

 

Certified in Spring 2015

AA S 210 History of Asians in the United States

Jonathan Lee

Asian-American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Comparative analysis of the experience of different Asian American groups and their place in the general history and development of American society.

AA S 570 Southeast Asians in America

Jonathan Lee

Asian-American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Comparative exploration of Southeast Asian America by examining the histories and experiences of Burmese, Cambodian, Filipina/o, Hmong, Indonesian, Lao, Mien, Mong, Vietnamese, and Thai Americans.

AA S 585 Asian American Religiosities

Jonathan Lee

Asian-American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies

Major issues particular to the predicaments of Asian Americans and their religions; interdisciplinary and anchored in critical Asian American Studies perspectives constructed within the context of the intersections of race and religion.

F L 401 Sight Translation

Eric Bishop

Spanish/English Interpretation (Legal/Court), College of Extended Learning

Understanding legal and other written documents commonly used in civil and criminal courts and translating these documents orally in the target language in a public situation. Focus on legal vocabulary development in both Spanish and English using legal documents from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries; literary, current events, tone, proper register, delivery and accuracy.

IBUS 130 Globalization and Business in the 21st Century

Bruce Heiman

International Business, College of Business

Introduction to concepts related to globalization; the impact of globalization on ethical, ecological, political, legal, social, economic and technological aspects of the 21st century; examination of perspectives and tools for psychological, social and professional readiness in the global world.

ITEC 816 Computer Resource Specialist

Patricia Donohue

Instructional Technologies, Graduate College of Education

Design, develop, and present professional development workshops and technology training. Use best practices and current resources to establish teams for technology planning and develop effective leadership skills, change management plan and grant proposals for your school or non-profit organization.

SPED 726 Workshop: Student Teaching Support Sessions for Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Orientation Mobility

Maya Delgado-Greenberg

Orientation & Mobility, Graduate College of Education

Workshop sessions to support student teachers in Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Orientation and Mobility programs. Review planning, guiding, and evaluating experiences during student teaching experience. Includes development of preliminary induction plan.

TH A 200 Introduction to the Theatre

Kurt Daw

Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Examination of various theatrical arts: acting, directing, designing, playwriting; from the audience's and artist's point of view. Relation between theatre history and issues of contemporary concern. Contains a live viewing component.

CSU QLT Awardees

From 2011-2016, CSU Academic Technology Services sponsored a Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Awards and Recognition program to recognize exemplary teaching and learning in blended and online courses. These courses were evaluated using the 58-item QLT instrument and involved an instructor self-assessment, student-ratings survey, and a peer-review. The following are the QLT Awardees who were selected each year of the program, many of whom have contributed to the Quality Assurance Resource Repository (QuARRy). These instructors have demonstrated their dedication to quality online learning and teaching in the California State University system.

2012-13

Child & Adolescent Dev Internship

Amy Conley Wright

2011-2012

Managing Organizational Change

Aaron Anderson

Instructional Systems Design

Brian Beatty

Health & Social Justice: Burning Issues & Taking Action

Mary Beth Love

The Business of Acting

Jo Tomalin

Professional Identity & Ethical Behavior in Rehab Counseling

Mya Vaughn

CSU Certified Quality Online Courses

The Chancellor’s Office, Academic Technology Services has established “Formal Course Review” of online courses across the 23-campus system using the CSU QLT or QM Instrument. The goal is to build a culture of quality and continuous improvement in online course offerings through cross-campus collaboration and recognition of mature courses that successfully meet QLT and/or QM standards. A team approach of three certified reviewers review the course from the student perspective and apply the instrument to the course, providing feedback for course improvement.

AAS 210 History of Asians in the United States

Jonathan Lee

January 25, 2016