Quality Matters Awards SPC Online Learner Support Certification

December 5, 2019

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

Quality Matters (QM), the international leader for quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments, has awarded St. Philip’s College the Online Learner Support Certification.

The certification recognizes programs that provide all the critical student and academic services needed for learner success and use learner feedback to continuously improve services.

QM’s Online Learner Support Certification is achieved when an institution submits evidence of direct and indirect support for online learners that include remote access to the following services: Orientation to online study; Technical support; Academic Advising, Proctoring and student authentication, Tutoring, Grade appeals, Remote library access, Accessibility services, Records and registration, Financial Aid services, Billing, and Institutional and Student Policies.

Additionally, the institution has to have a robust process to collect, distribute, and use learner feedback to inform and improve learner support efforts.

St. Philip’s College is the third community college in the nation to earn this type of program certification, recognizing its commitment to providing students with an exceptional online learning experience. 

To learn more about the Online Learner Support Certification, click here.