Staff & Faculty Resources

The following guidelines and resources provide department heads, faculty and staff with information about the process for developing online courses and assuring quality. The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to meeting the needs of both on-campus and distance students through online courses and programs that follow best practices in online learning and that preserve the high quality of education associated with Queen's University.

Priorities for Online Course Development

Criteria for Online Course Development (110 KB PDF)
An overview of the selection criteria for developing online courses, as well as contact information for initiating a conversation about online course development.

Assuring Quality in Online Courses

Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations for Developing and Teaching Online Courses (204 KB PDF)
An overview of the roles and responsibilities of faculty members, instructional designers, and Arts and Science Online (ASO) in the design and development of online courses.

Quality Assurance for Online Courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science (114 KB PDF)
An overview of the current processes for selecting, developing, and offering online courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well for assuring that quality standards are met.

Support and Process for Developing Online and Blended Courses (136 KB PDF)
An overview of the formal, four-stage design and development process for online and blended courses.