FastTrack OEI Rubric Academy
In an effort to coordinate and support districtwide 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. If you teach online at one of the four Los Rios colleges, you now have the opportunity to participate in FastTrack and get personalized support to assist you in aligning your online course(s) to the Rubric. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are encouraged to join.
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.
The FastTrack Academy is designed to allow you to proceed at your own pace. We acknowledge that aligning your course to the Rubric will require time and effort. As such, we have designed a process to actively guide you through each step; when you are ready or in need, we are here to support you with individualized hands-on attention. Once you join the Academy, you will be assigned to a faculty mentor who will work closely with you through the alignment process. No need to wait for “just the right time” – join anytime!
- 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.
- Your dean has confirmed that your course will be offered online within the next two semesters.
- You have taught this course fully online in Canvas within the Los Rios District at least once.
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:
- 3 units or greater: $1,183
- 1 to 2 units: $789
- 3 units or greater: $591
- 1 to 2 units: $394
Explore the FastTrack website to learn more and to register.