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MTSU Earns Endorsement for Quality of Online Education

April 24, 2017 ---- Middle Tennessee State University's online program has received an OLC Quality Scorecard Endorsement from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).  

The OLC Quality Scorecard uses research-based benchmarks and standards of excellence to help higher education institutions evaluate their online learning programs. Institutions use the scorecard to determine strengths and opportunities for improvement of their programs, and to initiate planning efforts to address areas that require enhancement. In addition to giving an institution a means to convey confidence in the quality of its programs to prospective students, the scorecard can be used to demonstrate the quality of online programs to higher education accrediting bodies. Plus, it can serve as an internal planning tool for institutions launching new programs or transforming mature programs.

The OLC interactive Quality Scorecard is completed by the institution and submitted for peer review along with evidence to support its submission. After a thorough review process, the institution receives a final score along with prescriptive feedback from the three-member peer review team. Institutions scoring 180 or higher are granted OLC’s Seal of Endorsement, which is valid for a period of two years. 

Since 1999, OLC (formerly known as Sloan-C) has been the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education into the education mainstream.