Center for Academic Technologies


OCS Quality Matters Grant

Quality Matters is an evidence-based framework for evaluating the elements needed for high-quality, engaging online courses. As a CSUMB faculty member (full-time or part-time), you can apply for a $1000 grant stipend where you will go through Quality Matters training and meet with an instructional designer and/or accessibility specialist to design a course improvement plan that works for you while maintaining alignment with the Quality Matters Rubric. All faculty needs are different, and there are multiple distinct tracks you can participate in that are designed to help you improve the quality of your online courses in the ways you need the most.

Learn more using the links below:

View the informational session (Fall 2023): Learn more about the program and the various tracks you might participate in, then proceed to the forms below to apply. 

Grant Application Form: After reviewing the informational session recording above, fill out this grant application form to participate as a member of our next cohort to earn the $1,000.

Course Registration: Once notified of your acceptance into the cohort, you may register for the appropriate course (as described in the informational session video). Each track requires registering for a course and engaging in a follow-up consultation, and the required courses are as follows: Track 1: Improving Your Online Course (QM), Track 2: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) + Peer Reviewer Course (PRC), Track 3: Digital Accessibility & Equity (through CAT.)

Quality Matters Progress Report: Visit this page to see how we are making progress toward our institutional Quality Matters program goals. 

For more information, please reach out to Laura Otero, OCS Campus Lead & Grant Coordinator.