8.4.1 Online Instruction
All courses offered fully online will be Quality Matters (QM) certified. New fully online courses will be eligible for participation in an incentive program guided by instructional designers leading to QM course certification. All courses will be reviewed on a three-year rotation. If a course requires significant redesign it will become eligible to be included in an incentive program for redesign. When courses receive QM certification the department heads will be notified. All faculty teaching fully online courses will be certified either through prior experience or through the Distance Education & Technology Integration (DETI) certification process, which includes a self-paced mini-course on teaching online. An instrument developed by the USG Office of Faculty Development will be used to evaluate teaching of online courses. Students taking an online course for the first time will be assessed to evaluate their potential for success. All undergraduate online courses will be required to include one proctored activity (e.g., exam) counting at least 10% of the course final grade.