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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.

Faculty Talent Onboarding Spring 2021

Faculty Talent Onboarding Program

January 6th-8th & 11th, 2021

New Spring Faculty

Online – Link Coming Soon!

    • January 6th – 8:30am-4:00pm
    • January 7th – 8:30am-2:00pm
    • January 8th – 8:30am-2:00pm

Compensation: $500


January 11th, 2021

Human Resources New Employee Orientation

Online – Link Coming Soon!

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Compensation: Adjunct faculty will receive a stipend of $25.00 per hour.

Note: Full-time faculty will be on contract.

Adjunct Faculty

A 4-hour asynchronous orientation will be available for Adjunct Faculty who cannot attend January 6th-8th, 2021.

Compensation: $100

Spring 2021 Monthly Onboarding Sessions

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


Session 2: Faculty Evaluation and Portfolio Process


Session 3: Student Success Resources


Session 4: Teaching and Learning Strategies


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.”

Faculty Talent Onboarding Materials

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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:

Teaching Consultations & Support

Fall 2020: Onboarding Schedule

Monthly online sessions designed to help with your first semester

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



  • 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 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


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

Faculty Values

To fulfill the educational mission of Austin Community College, we, the faculty, champion the following shared values:

    • We support a Culture of Collaboration, Community Building, and Service with our students, colleagues, and the greater community
    • We Advocate Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • We Promote Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Empowerment
    • We Advance Scholarship, Learning, and the Assessment of our Work
    • We Support Student Success through Exemplary Teaching & Lifelong Learning

As we embody these values, we cultivate an environment of mutual trust, esteem, and respect.


As a faculty, we have defined each of our values with clarifying statements and examples of potential ways to envision our values in action. These examples are not inclusive of ways our faculty can demonstrate our values.
Faculty Values Supporting Student Success

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Faculty Onboarding Orientation Archive

Faculty Talent Onboarding Alumni

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