was developed from 2002-2003 by California State University, Chico, through a broad-based committee comprised of 13 faculty, 4 staff, 2 administrators, and 1 student. This process included dialog and utilization of individual expertise, as well as critical examination of existing scholarly information related to best practices, learning styles, and standards.
The resulting ROI addresses six areas, in determining "What a quality course looks like." In addition, CSU Chico has partnered with EnACT~PTD to map the three Principles of Universal Design for Learning with the six areas of the ROI.
Since 2014, the university has created a new instrument called Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) to evaluate the quality of online courses.
There are three commons uses of the CSU, Chico, Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI):