The quality pillars are:
- Learning Effectiveness
- Cost Effectiveness (now Scale)
- Student Satisfaction
- Faculty Satisfaction
In 2008, the Sloan Consortium awarded the Inaugural Ralph E. Gomory Awards for Quality Online Education to two institutions (UIS, UCF) that best demonstrated, in a quantitative manner, their commitment to continuous improvement of the quality of their online programs using the Sloan-C Pillars.