Evaluating Your Course

NJIT Quality Assurance in eLearning Rubric

NJIT’s Distance Learning Advisory Committee (DLA) and Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee (TLT) are committed to helping faculty design and develop quality online courses. NJIT has developed their own NJIT Quality Assurance in E-Learning rubric to evaluate online courses.  

Why is Quality Assurance Needed?

The NJIT Framework for Quality Assurance in eLearning:

  • Reflects the Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education for Distance or Distributed Learning (MSCHE March 2009): courses must “meet institution-wide standards for quality of instruction, articulated expectations of student learning, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness”
  • Aids the institutional planning process for assessment of student learning required for compliance with MSCHE
  • Informs the Institute eLearning Quality Assurance Report required by the Committee for Department and Program Assessment as part of the NJIT Program Review Process.
  • Enhances NJIT’s national reputation and position as a leader in assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Promotes student learning.

View the official rubric here

Quality Matters

To evaluate online courses and programs, NJIT subscribes to Quality Matters, a nationally recognized program that evaluates the quality of distance education. The Quality Matters program reviews courses and offers suggestions for improvement before certifying that an individual course meets the standards aligned with best practices in online education.

Visit the Quality Matters homepage here.

Furthermore, NJIT follows the Distance Education Programs Guidelines published by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017