Quality Matters in Online Education

Providing high quality, engaging courses is a top priority to North Park University — no matter what format students choose to take classes. We take seriously our students’ learning experiences and strive to ensure a rewarding experience in any face-to-face or online classroom.

North Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Quality Matters (QM) quality assurance program, committed to best practices in online course development and delivery.

This means that we develop all online and hybrid courses according to QM standards, using a nationally recognized, research-based rubric to guide the process. A team of three certified QM reviewers from North Park’s staff and faculty review and measure each new course according to these stringent QM quality standards. Overall, the process helps faculty develop high quality online and hybrid courses consistently across all schools and departments. And this means that students are getting a great online education.

All students who enroll in online courses are provided an online orientation they can do at their own pace before they begin any for-credit coursework. This will help students become familiar with the course delivery system (Moodle) and also introduce them to the ongoing support services and resources the University has available to online learners.

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