SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY (CoI) QUESTIONNAIRE
ONLINE/HYBRID COURSE EVALUATION
ABOUT THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT
THIS COURSE REVIEW INSTRUMENT WAS ADOPTED FROM THE LITERATURE. EFFECTIVE SPRING 2018, ALL COURSES IDENTIFIED AS ONLINE OR HYBRID WITHIN THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COURSE INVENTORY WILL USE THIS INSTRUMENT FOR END OF TERM EVALUATION. THE INSTRUMENT WAS PRESENTED ON DECEMBER 1, 2017, TO A QUORUM OF FACULTY/DEAN (picture below) FROM THE SUBR CAMPUS FOR FINAL REVIEW. IT WAS DISSEMINATE TO THE SUSBR ACADEMIC COUNCIL THE SAME DAY. INSTRUMENT WILL BE PRESENTED TO FACULTY SENATES AND CAMPUSES’ CURRICULUM COMMITTEES.
The community of Inquiry questionnaire is developed and validated by a collaborative international research team. It attempts to operationalize Garrison, Anderson and Archer’s Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (2000). The instrument is a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the dimensions of social presence and cognitive presence, thereby providing additional support for its validity as a framework for constructing effective online learning environments. While factor analysis supported the idea of teaching presence as a construct, it also suggested that the construct consisted of two factors—one related to course design and organization and the other related to instructor behavior during the delivery of the online course.