Minimum Standards

Effective Fall 2022, online course review will be transitioning from entry-level to minimum standards. To learn more about minimum standards, please view this informational video.

Faculty Resources for Online Course Review

Distance Learning Criteria: Increasing Online Course Design Standards
Distance Learning Criteria Graphic
* Essential Quality Matters (QM) standards are the "3-point" standards on the QM Rubric; the full rubric is viewable here.


Questions can be directed to Dr. Lucy A. Johnson, Assistant Director of Online Learning and Development (, and Dr. Christi Edge, School of Education and Faculty Scholar for Extended Learning and Community Engagement 2022-2023 (

Online course review letters will be communicated to instructors via