Quality Essentials Courses

NIU Quality Essentials badgeThe following courses have been designed to meet or exceed the essential online course quality standards as recognized by Quality MattersTM (QM). These courses meet essential standards and are designated as NIU Quality Essentials Courses. Faculty are encouraged to include the statement and badge below in their course syllabus and/or Blackboard course.

Course Faculty Course Designer Year Recognized
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ENGL 103: Rhetoric and Composition I Mark Kotarba 2023
ENGL 203: Rhetoric and Composition II Mark Kotarba 2023
ETR 520: Introduction to Educational Research Jason Rhode 2022
ETR 431/531: Program/Performance Evaluation Stephanie Richter 2022
ETT 329: Learning in the Digital Age Hal Hinderliter, Jason Rhode 2022
ETT 530: Instructional Technology Tools Jason Underwood 2022
ETT 535: Distance Education: Design and Delivery Jason Rhode 2022
ETT 564: Human Performance Technology Jason Rhode 2023
ETT 570: Instructional Technology Leadership Jason Rhode 2022
HDFS 434: Administration and Supervision of Quality Programs for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds Susan Bowers 2022
LTLA 341: Language Arts in the Elementary School Donna Werderich 2023
PHHE 605: Biostatistics in Public Health Rana Jaber 2023
SOCI 170: Introduction to Sociology Canton Winer 2024
Blackboard Ultra Transition Academy Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 2022
Online Course Design Academy Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 2022

Course Award Statement

For courses having met NIU quality essential standards, faculty are encouraged to add the following badge and statement to the course syllabus and/or Blackboard course:

Course Awards

NIU Quality Essentials badgeThis course has been awarded the NIU Quality Essentials badge. Based on the Quality Matters standards, NIU Quality Essentials is an internal peer review process designated to increase the quality of NIU's online courses by focusing on obtaining the essential "must have" standards from the Quality Matters rubric.

Additionally, courses that have met Exemplary Course Program standards and received the Exemplary Course Award can also include the Exemplary Course badge and statement.

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