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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.

For any questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at facdev@austincc.edu.

 

Welcome!

Spring 2022 Orientation Information

Welcome Bag Pick Up

Come pick up a swag bag with ACC gear, a workbook to follow along during orientation, and a water bottle. Also, a special guest will be there to greet you!

Stop by the ACC Highland Campus, Bldg 4000 (North Entrance) during any of these time frames:

    • January 7th – 1:00pm-6:00pm

 

Read through the Orientation options below and then please fill out this form to let us know which option you will be attending, share your bio, headshot, and your T-shirt size.

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Orientation Option 1 - January 10-13: Introduction to ACC & Course Preparation

Synchronous Online New Faculty Orientation

Compensation: $1000 stipend for full-time and adjunct faculty

IMPORTANT: To receive compensation:

    • Full-time faculty must attend January 10th – 13th, 2022
    • Adjunct faculty must attend January 11th – 13th, 2022

REGISTER FOR OPTION 1

Orientation Option 2 - For Adjunct Faculty that Cannot Attend Option 1

Asynchronous Online Quick-Start Orientation

If adjunct faculty cannot attend option 1 then they must complete a 4-hour Asynchronous Adjunct Orientation.

Adjunct faculty will be added to a Blackboard Course by January 10th.

Compensation:

      • $100

Deadline for Completion:

Onboarding Materials

Folders with useful information, tips, and more!

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First-Year Faculty

View helpful checklists, and other resources for first-time faculty at ACC.

Meet Our New Faculty

Read about this year’s faculty!

Read FY 22 Bios

 

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

Monthly Semester Onboarding Workshops for ALL Faculty

These two-and-a-half-hour sessions are offered synchronously online and include one day and one evening option each month.

Spring 2022 Workshops

Choose one option for each month. See dates below.

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

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February 11 , 2022: 9:00am – 11:30am

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February 16, 2022:  5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Session 2: Faculty Evaluation and Portfolio Process

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March 11, 2022: 9:00am – 11:30am

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March 23, 2022:  5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Session 3: Student Success Resources

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April 8, 2022: 9:00am – 11:30am

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April 13, 2022: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Session 4: Teaching and Learning Strategies

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May 6, 2022: 9:00am – 11:30am

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May 11, 2022: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Implementing a Faculty Orientation & Onboarding Program to Increase Student Success

Chelsea Biggerstaff and Michelle Costanzo presented on the faculty talent onboarding at ACC. Participants discussed ways to improve their onboarding process and heard faculty testimonials.

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Note: Presentation begins at 23:35

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 Talent Onboarding Alumni

Faculty that complete all components of the Faculty Talent Onboarding program earn a certificate of completion.