Fall 2021 Quality Essentials 2

With the guidance of a CSULB Faculty Peer Reviewer, participants will build on expertise acquired in Quality Essential 1 and continue to apply additional standards to their BeachBoard courses. Completion of this program will prepare your course for Quality Matters certification (optional).

  • Prerequisites: Completion of Quality Essentials 1
  • Estimated Hours to Complete: 35-40
  • Stipend: Upon successful completion of the program requirements: $1400

Fall 2021 Program Dates

SEPTEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 5  |   Weekly Schedule [PDF]

  • September 12: Application Deadline
  • September 13: Orientation / Program Begins
  • November 5: Program Ends
  • November 5: Deliverables Due
  • Spring: Stipend Disbursed


Please submit your registration form by 11:59pm on September 12:

Quality Essentials 2 Registration

Completion of Quality Essentials 1 is a prerequisite.

Program participants who fall under one of the following categories may not qualify for the stipend, but you are still welcome to participate fully in the program with access to all resources:

  • College of Continuing and Professional Education (CPIE) Instructor for Self-Supported (Non-Academic) programs or courses
  • Academic Advisors, Teaching Assistants, and Student Assistants
  • CSULB Staff and Students

If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact
ats-instructionaldesign@csulb.edu or visit our Virtual Support Zoom room. 

Participants must complete the following requirements to receive the $1400 stipend:

  1. Complete the Quality Essentials 2 Checklist [PDF]
    This document helps provide accountability and guidelines to satisfy course standards related to alignment, assessment, instructional materials, technology, and accessibility.
  2. Build 6-7 weeks of your BeachBoard course.
  3. Attend four (4) Course Enhancement Sessions listed on our Events and Workshops site.
  4. Participate in a course peer review process coordinated by ATS.

When will registration for this program close?
September 12 @11:59 pm.

What are the prerequisites for this program?
Completion of Quality Essentials Part I.

What is the duration of this course?
The course runs for 8 weeks.

What are the estimated hours to complete this program?
35-40 hours.

Is the orientation for this program mandatory?
It is not mandatory but strongly encouraged to attend.

How do I know if I need to opt out of the stipend for this program?
Please contact your College/Department’s Administrative Services Manager (ASM). 

What does it mean to be a certified Peer Reviewer?
Certified Peer Reviewers have successfully completed an intensive three-week Quality Matters (QM) course that consists of reviewing QM rubric standards and completing practice reviews.

Can I select my own Peer Reviewer?
No. ATS has partnered with faculty who have completed the Quality Matters Peer Reviewer course. Since these faculty members are now certified in the QM Peer Review process, we will be pairing you with someone to ensure you receive the best possible experience.

How will I receive support from my Peer Reviewer?
Throughout the program, your assigned Peer Reviewer will provide feedback and guidance as you work on the Quality Essentials 2 Standards Checklist. Your peer reviewer will make sure that each standard is being met by working closely with you.

What are the Peer training support sessions offered by ATS and are they mandatory to attend?
Throughout the program, ATS will provide peer training support sessions where you will meet with the instructional design team where they will go over and break down the 19th standard rubric checklist and provide examples and strategies on how to apply the rubric standards to your course. These sessions are not mandatory but strongly encouraged to attend.

If I do not wish to participate further with QM after this course, do I still need to use an assigned Peer Reviewer?
Yes, in order to meet the program requirements, you will still need to work with a peer reviewer assigned to you.

When are the deliverables due for this program?
The due date to submit your deliverables is Friday, November 5.

Where do I submit the program deliverables?
You will upload and submit your document files inside BeachBoard using the Dropbox feature on or before the due date.

Can I enroll in more than one ATS professional development program?
You will not be able to take more than one program this Summer as the dates of the programs overlap.

Who can I contact for assistance with the Quality Essentials I program?
Please send your email inquiries to ATS-InstructionalDesign@csulb.edu.