The Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard Endorsement

The Online Learning Consortium is pleased to share our new process to validate the quality of your online or blended program. Building on the traditional process we have in place, this new process provides colleges and universities with a quality seal to place on their website in order to demonstrate to all stakeholders (Boards, students, parents, faculty, and the local community) their commitment to quality in their online and blended program.

The following Institutions have been recognized with exemplar status:

 UAB_WORDMARK_centered 2     Baker College       Middle Tennessee State UniversityDallas Baptist UniversityUniversity-of-Wisconsin-La-Crosse

Our Endorsement Process is conducted in three phases, and is detailed below:

See below for information about the difference between our traditional review process and the new Endorsement Process.

                                                                                              

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Review Process  

Endorsement 
Process            

Paper Version Download                      

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Institutional Membership Required

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Interactive Scorecard Access

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OLC QS Endorsement – Review Candidate Logo

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Independent Review

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Exemplary Seal Available for scores above 202 (3-Years Max) 

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Re-Approval Process Available at Reduced Fee

 

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Phase 1: Intent to Complete

The member institution submits an online application, and associated non-refundable fee, indicating they intend to complete each phase review process. Once the application is accepted, the institution will receive an email approving their acceptance as a candidate for endorsement. In addition, the candidate will be provided with a logo to use on their website indicating their initial acceptance into the process. Candidate will be given up to 12 months to complete the initial phase.

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Phase 2: Review Process

During the candidacy phase, the institution completes the interactive scorecard and uploads artifacts (evidence) to support claims made for each indicator. Once the QS has been completed by the institution, they will submit it for the official peer review.  

An initial review is completed by the peer reviewers and feedback provided to the institution. The institution has an opportunity to review feedback and provide additional information. Within the short time frame, the peer review team conducts a final official review.

Phase 3: Final Score and Feedback

The review team provides final feedback and score to the OLC. Status (Initial Applicant, Conditional Endorsement, Full Endorsement, Exemplary) of institution is determined and the OLC notifies the institution regarding status.

Testimonial

OLC is truly the leader in helping leaders define quality in online learning. The true benefit of this experience is having people with a great deal of expertise learn about our online operations and provide feedback for improvement. 

 Jill Langen, Ph.D. – President, Baker Online and Center for Graduate Studies (OLC)