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Curriculum and Programs
Austin Community College’s Program Review process for instructional units provides a framework to guide the reflective evaluation of the content, quality, and effectiveness of program curriculum, an essential part of academic stewardship. Program review enhances and ensures the quality of teaching we provide and learning we expect from our students.
The Guided Pathways website contains:
- Information on the history of Guided Pathways
- Program Maps process
- Program Maps for each Area of Study
- Online form to request a Program Map update
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are low-cost or free resources in the public domain that are used for teaching, learning and research. They include a variety of content and formats under Creative Commons or open use licensing, from textbooks to simulations to assessment tools. OER are an option for faculty to teach their courses. OER offers reduced or zero cost to students when it comes to course books and other materials.
FacultyEnlight is Barnes and Noble’s textbook selection software (B&N manages ACC’s brick and mortar bookstores). It offers a more streamlined integration between ACC’s textbook selection process and B&N’s order management system than the former ordering processes in Ellucian. Using FacultyEnlight will also assist students view the correct information (textbook and associated costs) when they click on the ‘Textbooks’ links provided in ACC’s online Course Schedule and ensure that B&N has the correct books/materials available for students.
Per Administrative Rule #4.01.006 Course Materials Orders course materials and textbooks orders will be submitted via FacultyEnlight. All staffed sections are required to have materials/textbooks ordered by the first day of registration for each semester.
Master Syllabi Repository
The Master Syllabi Repository maintains a listing of all master syllabi for ACC courses listed by department. Also, includes information on development your syllabi and a templates for syllabus creation.
Visit the ACC Master Syllabi Repository.
Access ACC’s page with university-specific information, including transfer and equivalency guides with links to help students with planning transfer toward a bachelor’s degree. A complete list of all the articulation agreements between ACC and university partners can also be found on this page.
Director: Dr. Mary Jane McReynolds
Phone: (512) 223-7677
Location: Highland Business Center, Room 604.8
Austin Community College District is committed to meeting the needs of business and industry by preparing students to be competent and employable upon completion of an ACC Associate Degree or Certificate program.
ACC uses a process called the Austin Competency Analysis Profile (ACAP) to systematically determine the skills and competencies required for entry into a field of study. These competencies form the basis for curriculum in several programs.
The Austin Competency Analysis Profile (ACAP) is a process for conducting an analysis for a targeted area of study. Eight to ten Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) work with a team of trained facilitators to determine the competencies needed to become proficient in the field of study. The product of the ACAP process is a report detailing the competencies or outcomes required in the field.
The ACAP Report can be used in several ways. The main purpose of the report is to provide a basis for developing, validating and revising the curriculum for programs to meet current needs in a field of study. Because the ACAP Report defines Units, Competencies, and Competency Builders, it provides a clear transition into course/program curricula.
Courses can be aligned quickly and easily using the competencies identified in an ACAP Report for program areas. ACC Instructional Design Specialists have worked with several programs to make this alignment. The process takes only a couple of hours. If you have an ACAP Report for your program area and would like to make this alignment, or if you would like an ACAP done for your program, please contact Instructional Design Manager Denise Robledo to schedule an appointment.
If you would like to discuss the ACAP process in more detail, or if you would like to request one for your program, start here by initiating a project or contact:
Dr. Denise Robledo, Manager, Instructional Design
Location: Round Rock Campus, Room 8323.04