Professional Development

Multiple Engagement Opportunities 

We offer a variety of services and professional development resources for instructors of all experience and skill levels. 

Ambassador Presentation

Who: For those instructors and/or administrators who want an introductory engagement with QOLT at the program or department level.

What: Our experienced Ambassadors will come to your next team meeting and orient your team to the QOLT initiative. We can answer many of your specific questions about how the QOLT initiative can help you.

When & Where: We are happy to coordinate with you.

How: Email iteach@sfsu.edu

CSU QOLT Online Training Courses

Who: For instructors who have attended an AT Institute, have some experience teaching online, and are in the process of designing and building a course.

What: The Office of the Chancellor also offers a 3-week fully online asynchronous training course throughout the year. The course, Introduction to Teaching Online Using QOLT, is an introduction to the pedagogies and strategies of successfully teaching in blended-online formats, weaving the 10 sections of the CSU QOLT instrument throughout. Participants can expect to engage in helpful discussions with their peers from other CSUs and share best practices for creating quality blended-online courses that align with their student learning outcomes.

When & Where: Offered fully online at various times throughout the year. Visit the Quality Assurance Training website for details.

How: Register online at CSU Quality Assurance Courses

SF State QOLT Workshop

Who: This half-day workshop is designed for instructors who currently have a course in iLearn that they would like to improve. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone intending to earn a QOLT certification. 

Groups of instructors and/or administrators who have already organized a department/program-level cohort seeking QOLT certification may collaborate with AT staff and QOLT Ambassadors to develop a private workshop specific to your needs.

What: Using the QOLT evaluation instrument, we will work side-by-side with you to identify the strengths and areas of improvement for your course. Together we will look at your iLearn course and suggest concrete ways for you to improve and enhance it. At the end of the workshop you will have an actionable revision plan. This process of self-review and revision is the foundation of the QOLT initiative.

When & Where: The workshop includes many interactive engagement activities, and is only offered in-person on campus. Attendance by web conference for this event is currently not available. There are two upcoming sessions. You can attend either session. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

How:  Register online for 6/13 OR Register online for 8/10

For private workshops for existing program/department cohorts email iteach@sfsu.edu or call 415-405-5550.

QOLT Departmental Cohort

Who: For groups of instructors who have organized into a departmental or program cohort, and are interested in improving the quality of their online courses.

What: A QOLT cohort consists of a group of online and hybrid instructors working together to earn their full QOLT certifications. Cohorts work collaboratively to address common instructional challenges and share their solutions while QOLT mentors and AT staff also provide individualized support. During the mentorship period you will revise and improve your course. You will also complete your Self-review and Revision Planning Document and QOLT Certification Application.

When & Where: Ongoing group and individual meetings depending on cohort member need and availability. Participation is primarily in-person on campus, but remote participation through live web conference is also possible.

How: To join email iteach@sfsu.edu or call 415-405-5550