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Faculty 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 program delivers online and monthly sessions to brand new adjunct and full-time faculty alike; covering important topics such as:

  • Community College Mission and Philosophy
  • Learning about ACC students & best practices to achieve student success
  • Engaging with services at the college
  • Connecting with teaching colleagues
  • Becoming a leader within the ACC community
  • And more!

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 new faculty.

Faculty Onboarding: ACC’s Mission, Faculty Values, Pathways and Student Success Program

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.

*This workshop is for Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty that started in August 2019.

Available Sessions

Date: September 20, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: HLC 2405

Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: HBC 301.0

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.

 

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Faculty Onboarding: 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: October 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: EVC 9313

Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: EVC 8105

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)

*This workshop is for Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty that started in August 2019.

 

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Faculty Onboarding: 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: November 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: RRC TBD

Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: RRC 8213.0

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

*This workshop is for Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty that started in August 2019.

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Faculty Onboarding: 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: December 6, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: SAC TBD

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: SAC 1130

*This workshop is for Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty that started in August 2019.

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