QTII will establish a RESEARCH department (est. in 2004-05) to explore existing research and consult with recognized experts to determine

(1) what the problems are that hinder effective teaching; 

(2) what the characteristics are that comprise an effective teacher; and 

(3) what teaching methodologies are proposed and which ones have been tested to most effectively enhance teaching quality. 

At a later time (est. 2005 or 2006), the Research Division will sponsor QTII-specific studies to determine the effectiveness of the QTII standards, and to incorporate the results of this research into QTII operations. The Research Division will also be the principal actor in sponsoring nationwide symposia. These symposia will be for effective teaching standards and for establishing core competencies in various academic disciplines.


        QTII -- Establishing, Teaching, and Certifying Standards for Effective Teaching