ARC ITC Teaching and Learning Academies & Institutes

American River College offers multiple professional development opportunities! Our goal is to support the development of engaging, inclusive, and equitable educational environments.

Online Teaching Institute (OTI)

This Institute prepares instructors for teaching online through exploration and application of effective practices.

    • For faculty and instructional staff
    • Online: nine modules
    • Dedicate 10-12 hours per week
    • Receive 3-units of salary advancement credit
    • Prerequisite: Canvas Basics Workshop or actively using Canvas
For more information, including schedules: ARC Online Teaching Institute (OTI)

The Los Rios Colleges FastTrack OEI Rubric Academy

In the LRCCD FastTrack OEI Rubric Academy, you will work closely with a support team to align your course to the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric. Among the steps are to complete a self-assessment of your course using the OEI Rubric, submit your course for review, make any changes needed, and then your course will receive a final review before forwarding it to the OEI for approval.

Accessible Course Creation Academy (ACCA)

This academy teaches faculty and staff how to create accessible instructional materials that are ADA/Section 508 compliant.

    • For faculty and instructional staff
    • Online: 6 modules
    • Dedicate 8-10 hours per week
    • Receive 2-units of salary advancement credit
    • Prerequisite: Canvas Basics Workshop or actively using Canvas
For more information, including schedules: ARC Accessible Course Creation Academy (ACCA)