Center for Engagement and Learning - Quality Matters Workshops

Quality Matters Professional Development

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop* is QM's flagship workshop, covering the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

Workshop Descriptions

In-Person Option: Face-to-face classroom/computer lab format; 7 hours in length; maximum 25 participants; no prerequisite requirements, participants materials provided by QM.

Online Option: Fully online; two weeks in length; facilitated; no knowledge prerequisite requirements; participants must have computer and reliable internet access; expect to spend about 8 -10 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it. These online workshops are made availabe through sign up with SBCTC. Please contact CEAL if you are interested in taking APPQMR online and we will direct you to the correct sign up form.

Upcoming In-Person Workshops for 2014-2015 Academic Year:


2 Half-Day Workshop Format

Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30PM (each day)
Pierce College Puyallup
Room TBA


Follow the link below to register for any of these APPQMR workshops

APPQMR Workshop Registration Form


*APPQMR is a required training component for those teaching online and hybrid courses for Pierce College. Per the Pierce College Negotiated Agreement, all faculty who teach fully online and hybrid courses must complete this training by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. Both in-person and online options are offered a variety of times throughout the academic year. Check the CEAL calendar for upcoming APPQMR training dates. If you teach online and you are not sure you have completed this requirement, please contact the eLearning department to verify your training status.

General information and inquiries

Emily Wood
Director of the Center for Engagement and Learning

Renee Phoenix
Instructional Designer, Center for Engagement and Learning
PY: 253-840-8485 / FS:253-964-6779

Jessica Bodas
Program Coordinator

Carrie West
Open Education Project Manager

Ronald Shaw
Educational Technology Assistant

Kyle Peirson
Educational Technology Assistant