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Course NameCourse 1Course 2Course 3Course 4Course 5
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Degree
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Department
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Last Minor Revision Date
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Last Major Revision Date
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Priority of Revision (highest, high, medium, low)
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1. Values, Mission Alignment & Institutional Best Practices
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1Effectively contextualized in practical ways for our audience
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2Includes at least 4 customized video presentations from our institution to bring personal presence, practical contextualization and to tie the material together
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3Includes at least 2 live Zoom meetings
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4Book selection quality and alignment with student goals, CLOs, PLOs & Mission (high, medium, needs improvement)
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5Level of Christian integration desired (high, medium, minimal, none)
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6Actual level of Christian integration (high, medium, minimal, none)
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7Appropriate level or work and rigor for CLOs
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8Makes effective use of third-party videos (YouTube, Vimeo, DVD) covering key content areas to complement reading
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9Combined book cost is affordable (list book cost here)
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10Follows weekly format (not bi-weekly)
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11Overall usability of course (high, medium, needs improvement)
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12Uses rubric system in LMS for assignment evaluation
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2. Student and Faculty Feedback
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12Materials are up to date with limited complaints about outdated materials
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13No complaints about broken links or formatting of materials
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14Summary of quality level of content based on faculty, student and staff feedback (high, medium, needs improvement)
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15Level of indication from students, faculty and staff of how helpful course topic itself is to their goals (high, medium, needs improvement)
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16Level of fit (or mismatch) between students that select this course and the course goals or students not being adequately prepared
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17Quizzes and exams are free of any problems and are closely aligned with course materials
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3. Syllabus Checklist
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17Syllabus follows the latest standard syllabus template with no formatting problems
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18Syllabus course description and outcomes match what is in LMS and public course webpage
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19Syllabus includes program outcomes and identifies which program outcomes is linked in this course
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20Required text: lists required text in APA format with ISBN number and link.
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21Course Schedule: Syllabus lists summary of readings, media and assignments for each week
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22Course Schedule: Includes hour estimates for items for each week and correctly totals 45 hours per credit hour (or appropriate standard measure)
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23Course Schedule: Includes grade weight percent and grade weights matches gradebook in LMS
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24Course name, number, description and outcomes are synchronized between 1) public course web page 2) syllabus 3) catalog 4) LMS
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25Course Schedule: Maps each graded item to a course objective
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26The relationship between learning objectives or competencies and learning activities is clearly stated
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4. COURSE OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION
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27Course introduction follows instition standard overview format
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28Course includes Welcome and Getting Started content.
1. Need ideas?
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29An orientation or overview is provided for the course overall. Learners know how to navigate and what tasks are due.
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30Course includes a Course Information area that deconstructs the syllabus for learners in a clear and navigable way.
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31A printable syllabus is available to learners (PDF, DOC, HTML).
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32Course includes links to relevant campus policies on plagiarism, computer use, accommodating disabilities, etc.
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33Course provides access to learner success resources (technical help, orientation, tutoring).
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34Appropriate methods and devices for accessing and participating in the course are communicated (mobile, publisher websites, secure content, pop-ups, browser issue, microphone, webcam).
8. Need ideas?
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35Course objectives/outcomes are clearly defined, measurable, and aligned to learning activities and assessments.
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36Course provides contact information for instructor, department, and program.
10. Need ideas?
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37Expectations for timely and regular feedback from the instructor are clearly stated (questions, email, assignments).
38. Need ideas?
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38Course grading policies, including consequences of late submissions, are clearly stated in the course information area or syllabus.
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39Criteria for the assessment of a graded assignment are clearly articulated (rubrics, if a project based course an example project is provided).
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40Expectations for interaction are clearly stated (netiquette, grade weighting, models/examples, and timing and frequency of contributions).
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41The instructor’s plan for interacting with learners during the course is clearly statedNeed ideas?
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5. DESIGN AND LAYOUT
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42Instructions are provided and well written.
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43Course is free of grammatical and spelling errors.
20. Need ideas?
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6. CONTENT AND ACTIVITIES
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45Course offers access to a variety of engaging resources that facilitate communication and collaboration, deliver content, and support learning and engagement.
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46Course provides activities for learners to develop higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills, such as critical reflection and analysis.
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47Course provides activities that emulate real world applications of the discipline, such as experiential learning, case studies, and problem-based activities.
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48Where available, Open Educational Resources, free, or low cost materials are used.
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49A text assessability audit has been completed on the course. Text content is available in an easily accessed format, preferably HTML. All text content is readable by assistive technology, including a PDF or any text contained in an image and "alt" tags are used
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50A video assssability audit has been completed on the course. All videos provide some form of captioning.
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7. INTERACTION
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51Learners have an opportunity to get to know the instructor.
40. Need ideas?
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52Course contains resources or activities intended to build a sense of class community, support open communication, and establish trust (at least one of the following - Ice-breaker, Bulletin Board, Meet Your Classmates, Ask a Question discussion forums).
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53Course offers opportunities for learner to learner interaction and constructive collaboration.
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54Learners are encouraged to share resources and inject knowledge from diverse sources of information in their course interactions.
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55Learners are asked to introduce themselves to the class (QM 1.9).Need ideas?
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8. ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK
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56Course includes frequent and appropriate methods to assess learners’ mastery of content.
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57Course assessment involves low-stakes formative open book quizzes
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58Learners are informed when a timed response, proctoring or open book is required. Proper lead time is provided to ensure there is an opportunity to prepare an accommodation.
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59Course assessment involves summative proctored exams
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60Course assessment involves cumulative final project that is worked on through much of the course.
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61Course assessment involves study guides
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62Course assessment involves appropriate practical assignments that require connecting with an organization
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Note this rubric is licensed Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC By 4.0)
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