Student Impact Research Community

Purpose of SQuAIR

The CSU Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project strives to determine the impact of Online Course Services and/or campus professional development training on teaching performance and student success in CSU online courses.


It is hypothesized that instructors who complete OCS professional development and/or campus professional development training are better able to design and deliver online courses, more effectively engaging students resulting in successful completion aligning with the CSU Graduation Initiative. Additional benefits to students include higher student satisfaction, increased use of innovative technology, improved quality interactive experiences, improved accessibility of online course content, improved diversity practices, and a reduction in equity gaps.

Campus Research Data and Results

Types of Data Collected From Participating Courses

  • OCS workshops completed by the instructor
  • Whether the course has been formally reviewed and certified
  • Student demographics
  • Course GPA
  • Course completion rates (C- or above)
  • Course grades distribution

Faculty Research

View select Faculty Publication and Presentation from CSU faculty that address the impact of the Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) Community research efforts.

2023-2024 SQuAIR Roster

Multiple CSU campuses are participating in monthly online SQuAIR meetings toward determining the impact of OCS professional development and course certification on teaching performance and student success in courses.  

CSU Instructional Designer Group
NameInstitutionTitle or Role
Nichole WalshFresnoFaculty
Sinjini MitraFullertonFaculty
Maha GhosnPomonaFaculty
Craig SealSan BernardinoFaculty
Jackson WilsonSan FranciscoFaculty
Sulekha AnandSan JoseFaculty
Kelly BennionSan Luis ObispoFaculty
John LynchSonomaFaculty
Karen ZandarskiStanislausFaculty