The 2025 State University of Florida Plan for Online Education (2015) identifies the best practices of an online instructor to include: Quality design; development and delivery of an online course; and participation in professional development. In order to develop and maintain quality online instruction, best practice dictates an informal review of the line course.
Goal 1 - Use distance learning courses and programs to be responsive to curricular needs of students.
Goal 2 - Identify market opportunities for distance learning courses and programs congruent with academic strengths.
Goal 3 - Consistent with the University's mission, ensure a continuous and stable funding base for distance learning.
Goal 4 - Recruit, support, and recognize a faculty enabled to effectively design, develop, and deliver distance learning courses and programs in collaboration with instructional development teams.
Goal 5 - Develop ongoing management processes for reviewing, evaluating, and prioritizing market opportunities to implement distance learning courses and programs.
Goal 6 - Leverage resources by forming strategic alliances to extend FGCU distance learning courses and programs that have been identified as consistent with targeted market opportunities.
Goal 7 - Provide recruitment, admissions, financial aid, registration and advising services appropriate to meet the needs of distance learners.
Goal 8 - Provide library resources, reference services, and information literacy instruction appropriate to meet the needs of distance learners.
Goal 9 - Maintain the human and technical resources and network infrastructure necessary to reliably support and deliver distance learning.
Goal 10 - Conduct continuous evaluation of distance learning programs.