Faculty Support

Online Teaching Certificates

Each year, the Office of Academic Affiars and the Office of Educational Technology (OET) accept applications from faculty members who wish to participate in the the Online Teaching Certificate courses and commit to develop and teach a quality online course. See below for more information:

Online Teaching Certification:

it is the policy of Queensborough Community College that faculty assigned to teach course sections offered in the fully online modality must be certified to teach using such modality.

  • Certifications can be achieved in any one of a number of ways including; formal certification by a QCC eLearning Institute Certificate or QCC Quality Matters Certificate or ACUE Effective Online Teaching Certification or CUNY SPS OTE Certification.

  • Experienced online instructors may become certified to teach online at Queensborough via alternative pathways by submitting one or more of the following:

    • Prior QCC teaching in such a fully online modality having been observed and assessed as satisfactory by the department.
    • ePortfolio documenting instructional practices (for example, an existing Blackboard online course).
    • Prior certification from another institution.
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Grandfather clause, whereby requests for exemption (including department chair signature) are submitted to the Office of Educational Technology and reviewd by the Senate Committee on eLearning.

eLearning Institute

This course is not available at this time. We will notify instructors when the course becomes available again.


CUNY Queensborough Community College and ACUE are partnering to bring faculty and staff high-quality and research-backed professional learning courses. Through an engaging learning design and guided by expert facilitation, course takers will learn practices that can be implemented with students right away. Click on the "Apply Now" button below to apply to one or more of the workshops.

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If you have any questions, contact Dean Michael Pullin MPullin@qcc.cuny.edu

QM Certification

This course explores the Quality Matters program and prepares faculty to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online courses and ultimately, learning and success for the learner. Faculty will become familiar with QM standards and participate in a practice peer course review of an online course using the review tools. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a Quality Matters certificate of completion.

Course Length: 2 weeks (Asynchronous)

If you have any questions, contact Denis Bejar, Director of Educational Technology DBejar@qcc.cuny.edu

Other Resources

Introduction to Blackboard Course

This asynchronous course will serve as a first step into your online teaching experience using the Blackboard Learning Management System. This course will provide you with an overview and introduction to the core facets and major tools of Blackboard. For more information contact Denis Bejar at DBejar@qcc.cuny.edu


Internal QM Course Review Process

After a successful completion of the QM training courses, participants will have the opportunity submit their new online course for an internal evaluation based on the QM Standards. Course sections are certified if they score 85% or higher on the Quality Matters rubric available from the Office of Educational Technology. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with an Instructional Designer or Faculty Mentor to ensure the development of a high-quality online course. A Course Reviewer will schedule a Pre-Review conference call with the participant (Course Representative) to explain the details of this process.
For more information contact Denis Bejar at DBejar@qcc.cuny.edu

Campus Cultural Centers

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.