HCC Online Course Evaluation Rubric
HCC department chairs are responsible for the ongoing quality of all distance education and other online courses in their areas of instruction. Therefore, it is the role and responsibility of department chairs to perform evaluations/observations of their faculty who teach distance education courses just as it is their responsibility to do the same with on-campus faculty and courses.
However, it is the responsibility of the DE Department to recommend criteria for department chairs to include in the DE and online faculty/course evaluation process. Therefore, in addition to the PEP instrument used for faculty teaching on-campus courses, this HCC Online Course Evaluation Rubric has been approved by both the Academic and Workforce Deans and PEP for all online courses, including Distance Education.
The Online Course Observation Rubric is one of several data sources for evaluating the effectiveness of instruction of online courses – distance education, hybrid, and web-enhanced. It can be complemented with other sources of data such as on-campus observation forms, SEOI reports, syllabi, class handouts and projects, tests, etc.