Each Fall semester Austin Community College employees from across the district gather at General Assembly to hear key college updates. This event helps connect the dots between an employee’s daily work and the strategic plan of the College. All ACC faculty and staff are invited to register and attend.
Save the Date for General Assembly 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
General Assembly 2019
Connections: People, Partnerships, and Pathways to Student Success
Our 2019 theme took a look at our interconnectedness – how people and partnerships strengthen our students’ pathways to success. Dr. Richard Rhodes, President/CEO, discussed the relationship between the Guided Pathways movement and ACC’s strategic plan. Joshua Wyner, founder and Executive Director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute, served as our event keynote discussing “What Excellent Community Colleges Do.”
1,015 employees attended the morning session in person and via Live Stream. 320 employees engaged in afternoon breakout sessions. 80% of attendees reported that they had a clear understanding of Guided Pathways after General Assembly 2019.
The 2019 event was hosted at the Austin Convention Center with a focus on making the event more sustainable than ever before. Green efforts included: using an event app rather than a printed program, encouraging more employees to use public transportation, and following guidelines set out by the Austin Convention Center, a USGBC LEED® Gold EB certified venue.
Afternoon breakout sessions covered topics such as change management, communication culture, community partnerships, and how to engage in guided pathways work at ACC.