New Faculty Seminar Series
The New Faculty Seminar Series is a three part seminar developed by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). The seminar is open to all new faculty, both adjunct and full time, and will cover a full range of experiences that will benefit educators of any designation. Attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. Faculty members who complete all three sessions of this series will be awarded a certificate.
Adjuncts who attend in-person events will receive a stipend of $25 per hour of attendance. Attendance will be tracked over the course of the Fall semester and stipends will be processed after the last event for payment prior to the winter break.
The FCTL gives away several great teaching-focused books at each event – make sure to enter your name in the drawing at the sign-in table!
Breakfast is served at these events; please contact the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCTL@austincc.edu) if you have dietary restrictions.
October 5 – Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students
In this session, new faculty are invited to learn more about their college, their colleagues, and their students. With a series of interactive group activities and roundtable discussions, faculty members new to ACC are given the opportunity to find key points of contact in the college and develop solutions to early challenges. They learn from seasoned instructors and each other as they develop the ties with their colleagues that are essential to a satisfying career.
November 2 – Helping Your Students Achieve Success
In this session, new faculty are exposed to resources from ACC and beyond that support student success. Participants focus on colleague to colleague sharing of best practices in the classroom and leave with easy to implement ideas.
November 30 – Learning From Your Experiences at ACC
In this session, new faculty are introduced to ACC’s evaluation and portfolio process. Resources for learning more about specific departmental and college-wide requirements are provided. The focus is on using the evaluation process more personally; as an opportunity to reflect on the current semester with an eye toward how to make the next one even better. This interactive session gets faculty members thinking about their syllabi, teaching philosophies, and future growth as educators.