Faculty Development

CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Courses

⭐️ Upcoming QLT Training Opportunities

Training Programs from the CSU Chancellor's Office:

The CSU Quality Assurance team at the Chancellor's Office offers free courses to help faculty enhance their online teaching using the Quality Learning & Teaching framework, which we have adopted here at CSUN. These courses are offered once every semester for tenure-track faculty and lecturer faculty in the 23 CSU campuses. 

These training courses are 3-weeks in length, online, asynchronous, and require 15-20 hours with a structured course schedule and due dates that must be followed.

Below are the dates for current courses that CSUN faculty are eligible to take. These courses are facilitated by external staff within the CSU system. 


  • Fall Session 1: October 2 - 22, 2023
  • Fall Session 2: October 30 - November 19, 2023

Oct 02 – Oct 22  | Oct 30 – Nov 19:  Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT 

For faculty new at teaching online using the CSU QLT rubric. Content includes orienting students to the online course, setting up the structure and navigation, designing online modules for content delivery and engagement, developing discussions, developing assessment tools, using technology tools, and experiencing an online course from a student perspective.

Oct 02 – Oct 22  | Oct 30 – Nov 19: Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online

Participants will complete a QLT Core-24 self-review on their own course for reflection and will identify areas to improve on. Participants will produce a final project showcasing three changes made in the course while completing the training. Faculty will need to have a partially or fully developed online/hybrid course prior to registration.

Oct 30 – Nov 19: Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric

Ideal if you have prior knowledge and familiarity with QLT and plan to review courses seeking QLT certification. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learn how to write helpful recommendations, and discuss examples for setting up a peer-review process on their campus. 

 Learn more or register at the CSU Quality Assurance website.