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Faculty Talent Onboarding

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) has partnered with Human Resources (HR) to create an experience for new faculty like no other. Our comprehensive orientation and onboarding program delivers online and monthly sessions to brand new adjunct and full-time faculty. To obtain the full benefits of the program, faculty should:

Step 1: Attend the face-to-face orientation scheduled for January 13th, 2020. See additional details below.

Step 2: Join the self-paced online Blackboard orientation course for additional resources and to start discussions with other faculty. See instructions for registering below.

Step 3: Attend ALL faculty onboarding sessions scheduled throughout the semester. See full details and descriptions below. Topics include:

  • Connecting with your College, Colleagues, and Students
  • Evaluation and Portfolio Process
  • Student Success Resources
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies

This semester-long program is designed to launch you into a successful career here at Austin Community College and bring ease to your first semester of many here with us. Each portion focuses on a different area of importance for faculty.

Please Note: The 2020 Faculty Talent Onboarding Orientation is for all NEW faculty. The faculty onboarding workshops are open to ALL faculty regardless of their time at ACC. Adjunct faculty in their first year at ACC who attend the sessions for the first time will be compensated $25.00 per hour of attendance. 

Step 1: Orientation

WHEN: Monday, January 13th, 2020

LOCATION: Highland Business Campus, Rm. 301

TIME: 8:30am – 12:00pm (for ALL NEW faculty)

TOPIC: Faculty Development

LUNCH: 12:00pm-1:00pm (On your own)

TIME: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (adjuncts are not required to attend)

TOPIC: Overview of Benefits

Step 2: Orientation (Online)

This self-paced online orientation provides tools and resources that faculty need to successfully navigate their first year of teaching at ACC. There is an emphasis on creating an inclusive and equity minded learning environment, designing a student centered syllabus, building relationships with support services, and establishing community in the classroom.

The online orientation is open to all ACC faculty.

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GOALS:

  • Gain an understanding of how to create inclusive learning environments
  • Develop a learner/student centered syllabus that effectively communicates information
  • Explore strategies on how to foster a sense of belonging in the classroom
  • Connect and collaborate with your faculty colleagues

Step 3: Onboarding Sessions

There are four onboarding sessions scheduled throughout the spring semester.

Session 1: Connecting with your College, Colleagues, and Students

In this session, new faculty will be invited to learn more about the College, their colleagues, and their students. With a series of interactive group activities and round table discussions, faculty members new to ACC will have the opportunity to find key points of contact in the College and develop solutions to early challenges.

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Highland Campus (HLC), Rm. 2403

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Highland Business Center (HBC), Rm. 301

GOALS:

  • Learn about ACC’s Mission, Faculty Values and Student Success Program AND how you can support them.
  • Get a better understanding of the diverse ACC student body and how Pathways supports student success.
  • Increase your understanding of important contact people and the resources they can provide. ​*A focus on Department Chairs, Campus Managers, Deans of Student Affairs, Mentors.
  • Connect and collaborate with your faculty colleagues while developing a stronger sense of belonging here at ACC.

These sessions are open to all ACC faculty.

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Session 2: Evaluation and Portfolio Process

In this session, new faculty will receive information about ACC’s evaluation and portfolio process, specific departmental and College-wide requirements. The focus will be on using the evaluation process as an opportunity to reflect on the current semester with an eye toward making the next one even better. This interactive session will get faculty members thinking about their syllabi, teaching philosophies, and future growth as educators.

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: South Austin Campus (SAC), Rm. 1130

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: South Austin Campus (SAC), Rm. 1130

GOALS:

  • Be prepared to participate in the faculty evaluation process.
  • Begin to develop a plan for the teaching portfolio.
  • Examine some faculty challenges and develop strategies to handle them.
  • Develop one well-defined goal for future growth in teaching for Professional Development Plan (PDP).

These sessions are open to all ACC faculty.

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Session 3: Student Success Resources

In this session, new faculty will be exposed to resources from ACC and beyond that support student success. Faculty will meet with 12-15 different student support departments to connect and learn about these valuable resources. We will also continue our efforts to ensure that new faculty have the support they need to be confident and successful.

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Highland Campus (HLC), Rm. 2403

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Highland Business Center (HBC), Rm. 301

GOALS:

  • Learn about resources for student success from ACC.
  • Meet with representatives from 12-14 Faculty/Student support services.
  • Develop ideas about how to use student support resources in your teaching.
  • Colleague to colleague discussion time on student success strategies.

These sessions are open to all ACC faculty.

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Session 4: Teaching and Learning Strategies

In this session, new faculty will have the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and faculty mentors to learn from successes and overcome challenges faced as a new faculty member. Faculty will engage with one another reflecting on their semester in small group discussion and interactive group activity. This session will have faculty leaving with best practices and ways to make their next semester even more successful.

Austin Community College faculty at the 2017 Project ACC Summer Institute

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Eastview Campus (EVC), Rm. 8111

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Eastview Campus (EVC), Rm. 8106

These sessions are open to all ACC faculty.

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