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Welcome! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Center for Academic Innovation at OTC. Known as the Center, we serve as the college’s faculty development teaching and learning hub providing faculty with resources and services to succeed and thrive. We serve all OTC faculty regardless of modality, location, and career stage.

The Center’s mission is to promote educational development to advance teaching and learning. Our vision is to support faculty innovation, collaboration, and educational development to further student learning and success.

Faculty have used OTC Online, Instructional Support, or the IDEAlab for Canvas support and instructional design services for many years. These efforts, in addition to faculty professional development, have aligned to create a “one-stop” home for teaching and learning development, resources, and services for all faculty.

With the creation of the Center, services have expanded to include

  • Creative space for faculty experimentation and innovation
  • Faculty professional development
  • Canvas and instructional technology support
  • Program development and curriculum design assistance
  • Virtual resource hub
  • Collaborative opportunities
  • Learning analytics
  • Expanded programming and events

Our website serves as repository for faculty resources. It will continue to develop and grow, so please check back often. Current highlights include a faculty development calendar, adjunct orientation course, and teaching and learning resources.

Julie Coltharp

Building relationships and collaboration are at the center of what we do.   We are here to provide you with the support, resources, and services you need to enhance your own professional growth and promote student learning and success.  We look forward to working with you!


All the best,
Julie Coltharp, Ed.D.
Dean of Online and Faculty Development