Center for Engagement and Learning - Quality Matters Workshops

Quality Matters Professional Development

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop* is QM's basic 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 those 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.

APPQMR training is a required by the Pierce College eLearning department for teaching online and hybrid courses at Pierce College. In-person and online options are offered a variety of times throughout the academic year. Please contact the eLearning department 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.

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; usually 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. Please contact the eLearning department if you are interested in taking APPQMR online and they will direct you to the correct sign up form. A limited number of free seats are available through the SBCTC.


QM Workshop Information:

3-Week Online Format

This special online session is offered in cooperation with Tacoma Community College. This extended session covers the same APPQMR content found in the two week online workshop while allowing participants more time to complete activities and discussions. 10 spaces in the workshop are available for Pierce faculty who want to complete the APPQMR training. Two certified QM online facilitators will conduct the workshop activities.

May 19 through June 9, 2015
3 week facilitated online workshop.
This course is full and no longer accepting registrations

Please contact the Pierce elearning director to discuss other options if you need this training.


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

This course is full and no longer accepting registration

Please contact the Pierce elearning director to discuss other options if you need this training.



General information and inquiries

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