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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



Fall 2021 Orientation Information

Welcome Bag Pick Up

Come pick up a swag bag with ACC gear, a workbook to follow along during orientation, a water bottle, and your ACC ID. 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:

  • August 3rd – 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • August 4th – 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • August 5th – 1:00pm-5:00pm

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: 

Synchronous Online New Faculty Orientation

By completing this orientation, you will be able to fully participate during the week before classes to attend department meetings, division or Area of Study meetings, work with colleagues, attend department-specific training, and work on course preparation.

August 9-11: Introduction to ACC & Course Preparation

    • August 9th – 8:30am-4:00pm
    • August 10th – 8:30am-2:00pm
    • August 11th – 8:30am-2:00pm



    • $1500 stipend for full-time and adjunct faculty

August 12-13: Quality Matters Training (Sign up will be available during Day 1 of Orientation). Please choose either the morning or afternoon.

    • Morning: August 12th – 9:00am-12:00pm & August 13th – 9:00am-12:00pm


    • Afternoon: August 12th – 1:00pm-4:00pm & August 13th 1:00pm-4:00pm


August 16: Human Resources Orientation

    • August 16th – 8:00am-12:00pm


Orientation Option 2: (for Adjunct Faculty)

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 August 18th.

Compensation: $100

Deadline for Completion: Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Onboarding Materials

Folders with useful information, tips, and more!

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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 First Semester Onboarding for ALL Faculty

These two and half hour sessions are offered in either F2F or synchronous online environments and include one day and one evening option each month of faculty’s first semester

  • September 10 or 14: Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students

    Register Here

  • October 8 or 12: Evaluation and Portfolio Process

    Register Here

  • November 12 or 16: Student Success Resources

    Register Here

  • December 3 or 7: Teaching & Learning Strategies

    Register Here


    • Adjunct faculty: $25/hour

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 Onboarding Orientation Archive

Faculty Talent Onboarding Alumni

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