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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. This semester-long program is designed to launch you into a successful career here at Austin Community College (ACC) and bring ease to your first semester of many here with us.

Fall 2020 Orientation Complete

Fall 2020 orientation sessions are complete. Here’s what our participants thought about our sessions:

“I honestly can’t say enough good about this experience! Every presenter was engaging and knowledgeable. I really thought you guys did a great job!”

“Awesome, engaging, thoughtfully designed!”

“It has definitely made more proud and excited to be an ACC professor.”

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Meet Our New Faculty

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Teaching Consultations & Support

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Office of Distance & Alternative Education (ODAE) provide comprehensive support in course design, technology tools for teaching, and other high-impact practices that contribute to our Guided Pathways model at Austin Community College (ACC). We are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support for your teaching. Review our robust options by visiting:

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Onboarding Schedule

Monthly online sessions designed to help with your first semester

Session 1: Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students

Faculty will be invited to learn more about the College, their colleagues, and their students. 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, September 18, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

 

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These workshops are for adjunct and full-time faculty that started in August 2020.

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.

Faculty Values Supporting Student Success

Session 2: Evaluation and Portfolio Process 

Faculty will receive information about ACC’s evaluation and portfolio process, specific departmental and College-wide requirements. This interactive session will get faculty members thinking about their syllabi, teaching philosophies, and future growth as educators.

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, October 9th, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

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).

REGISTER NOW

These workshops are for adjunct and full-time faculty that started in August 2020.

Session 3: Student Success Resources 

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.

Available Sessions

Date: Friday, November 13th, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

 

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.

REGISTER NOW

These workshops are for adjunct and full-time faculty that started in August 2020.

Session 4: Teaching & Learning Strategies 

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. Faculty will leave 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, December 4th, 2020
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

REGISTER NOW

These workshops are for adjunct and full-time faculty that started in August 2020.

Faculty Talent Onboarding Alumni

Faculty that complete all three of the Faculty Talent Onboarding sessions earn a certificate of completion.