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Overview

In an effort to coordinate and support district-wide efforts to ensure quality online courses by aligning them to the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric, the LRCCD Local Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Process was developed by online faculty. It’s called the FastTrack OEI Rubric Academy. Starting in the Fall 2019 semester, you (full- time and adjunct faculty) will be provided with personalized support to assist you in aligning your online courses to the Rubric.

FastTrack is unique in that you will work collaboratively with a support team throughout this process. Your team includes a faculty mentor who is an experienced online instructor and an online course designer who has both course design and accessibility expertise. Additionally, when your course is ready for an internal review, you will have two review options to choose from. The FastTrack’s high-touch, high-support model, ensures that you get the support you need, when you need it, and in the modality you prefer whether its face-to-face or online interactions through ConferZoom. The outcome is that you end up with a course, or courses, that provide exemplary online learning opportunities for your students. In fact, the CVC-OEI has shown that courses aligned to the Rubric have almost a 5% greater success rate than courses which are not aligned. By aligning your online course(s) to the Rubric, you will also receive the coveted CVC-OEI's Quality Reviewed badge.

Requirements

Recommendation

We highly recommend that before registering for FastTrack, you have completed formal online teaching training. Some examples of training can be found on our Online Teaching Training page. If you would like to discuss training you have had, or may want to pursue, please contact an Online Course Design Coordinator directly. We want to help make sure you are prepared for the FastTrack alignment process.

Requirements

  1. The course you choose to align has completed your college's regular approval process to include 100% Distance Education with no limitations in Socrates.
  2. The course you choose to align is part of an ADT (Associates Degree for Transfer), General Education Transfer Pattern (CSU or IGETC), or CTE (Career Technical Education) program.
  3. If the course number is less than 100, please contact FastTrackAcademy@losrios.edu.

Note: If you are prepping for a future course and would like access to FastTrack resources without officially registering, or if you have taught your class online at a college outside of the Los Rios District, contact an Online Course Design Coordinator or email the FastTrack team at FastTrackAcademy@losrios.edu.

Stipend

For your efforts in aligning your course(s) and endeavoring to receive the Quality Reviewed status from the CVC-OEI, you will receive a stipend upon completion of alignment. See the compensation schedule below:

First Course

  • 3 units or greater: $1,183
  • 1 to 2 units: $789

Subsequent Courses

  • 3 units or greater: $591
  • 1 to 2 units: $394

Register for FastTrack