Certified Faculty

Faculty Certification

The following courses are available for faculty to take as professional development courses.  The Teaching Online course is required for all LSUA faculty that teach online courses.  The Quality Matters courses are optional but encouraged. 

To see which faculty are certified in each course, click the Training link in the column on the left to view each certification page.

LSUA Teaching Online Certification Course

Each semester IET Services offers a course that prepares and certifies faculty and staff to teach online. The course, which lasts six consecutive weeks, focuses on best practices, communication, and developing online content.

Course Structure

Week 1: Instructional Strategies
  • Faculty will learn about effective online pedagogy strategies as well as the seven principles for technology implementation.
Week 2: Best Practices
  • With this week, faculty will study online teaching strategies presented by the Hanover Research Council. Also featured, supportive articles to enhancing online content delivery.
Week 3: Moodle and Educational Technology
  • For those that are new to Moodle, or just need a refresher, this week will be your favorite. We will be reviewing different elements that are available in Moodle. We will also work with Educational Technology applications that can be used to enhance your content.
Week 4: Course Design
  • Believe it or not, there is a strategy on how your content is presented. This week’s materials will guide you in outlining, designing, and rethinking how your course should look to your students.
Week 5: Effective Communication
  • Communication can be the weakest link whether you are in a face-to-face or online course. We will be studying about communication methods that can enhance and increase the effectiveness of our interactions with our online students.
Week 6: Final Project
  • This will be a summation of all the activities and methods we have discussed. Faculty will be creating elements in a test class that will allow them to apply the skills they have learned throughout the term.

Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric

LSUA is implementing the Quality Matters program which consists of training and review of courses against the QM Rubric.  Course reviews will assist faculty in strengthening their online courses to promote student success.

The QM Rubric has 41 specific standards that address:

  • Course Overview
  • Learning Objectives
  • Assessment and Measurement
  • Instructional Materials
  • Learner Interaction and Engagement
  • Course Technology
  • Learner Support
  • Accessibility

Quality Matters: Peer Reviewer Course

As part of the Quality Matters Implementation Plan, several faculty will be training to become Peer Reviewers to assist in conducting course reviews.

Quality Matters: Master Reviewer Course

Faculty that have been Peer Reviewers and have conducted a series of reviews are eligible to take training to become a Master Reviewer