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What is Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT)?

At SF State University we'vecultivated a robust faculty learning community dedicated to quality learning and teaching. The QLT community includes the QLT Teaching Mentors and SF State faculty experienced and interested in hybrid and online teaching.

What happened to QLT Certification?

New Directions for Quality Learning & Teaching at SF State!


The SF State Quality Learning and Teaching team has engaged in an extensive literature review and two-year research study to determine which professional development processes and support services best support student success. We have learned that faculty engagement in professional development opportunities around QLT is even more important for student learning than the actual certification of individual courses. For this reason, we are now focusing our programming on supporting faculty as they complete a variety of professional development offerings.

Completion of the Online Teaching Lab (OTL) and a subsequent receipt of the QLT Lab badge is equivalent to demonstrating a high level of engagement with quality online course design professional development. 

At this time, we are considering Online Teaching Lab completion and the Lab badge as the replacement to the previous QLT certification process.

What other resources are available to help me develop quality online and hybrid courses? 

Visit the CEETL website to see a list and descriptions of a variety of resources, support services, and professional development offerings for online course design.

How will we continue to ensure quality of CourseMatch courses?

Previously QLT-certified CourseMatch courses will maintain their certified status.  Moving forward into Fall 2020, any instructors wishing to offer a course via CourseMatch will need to complete the QLT Online Teaching Lab, which includes completing at least 50% of the Lab engagements and submitting a teaching ePortfolio.  Completion of the Lab also makes the faculty eligible for a stipend.  We are continuously reviewing the efficacy of the Lab and adjusting completion requirements.

To learn more about SFSU’s QLT Program and the ongoing faculty development opportunities, please contact iteach@sfsu.edu.