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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

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.


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


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


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


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


May 6, 2022: 9:00am – 11:30am

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May 11, 2022: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Orientation Resources

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

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.