Greg Childers upper-division GE offering Physics 301 given top billing as one of CSUF's five best online courses.

Greg (far right) with students and faculty on a tour of the campus energy-control 'trigen' plantGreg (far right) with students and faculty on a tour of the campus energy-control 'trigen' plant

This past year, Greg participated in the CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching QOLT program to help establish a system for informing, evaluating, and sharing hybrid and online teaching and learning in the CSU. 

Phys 301 has been recognized by QOLT as one of CSUF's top five online courses for being "well organized and easy to follow. The welcome presentation demonstrated an understanding of the online environment. The description of what is required to succeed in an online course was quite clear and relevant. The instructor also provides rubrics for discussion board assignments and made his expectations of quality not just quantity clear."

The QOLT program further commended Greg for significantly contributing to the growth of effective teaching, learning, and assessment, as well as for his efforts to support enhanced teaching and learning through dedicated dialog, support, and development.

Greg has developed Phys 301 to raise awareness of our energy needs and of ongoing efforts nationally and internationally and here on campus to promote sustainability, along with support for our new CSUF Center for Sustainability.

Congratulations Professor Childers!

Here is a brief overview of the course: Our notions of energy and sustainability are rapidly evolving with advances in technology along with events in the global economic and political climate. Physics 301 Energy & Sustainability focuses on the basic physics underlying energy generation, consumption, and conservation, and explores the environmental, economic, and social consequences of energy alternatives. The course strives to provide tools for more informed debate and decision making on local, national, and international energy policy.