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 [e.g., Bloom's Taxonomy, Seven Good Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson).
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):