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General Assembly 2021

About

Each fall semester, Austin Community College (ACC) employees from across the district gather at General Assembly (GA) to hear key College updates. This event helps connect the dots between an employee’s daily work and the strategic plan of the College. The 2021 theme, “Light Your Fire”, focused on the role that creating purpose and belonging play in student success and in our personal and professional growth.

Post Event Summary: General Assembly 2021

General Assembly 2021 had both online and in-person options. Over 1400 employees engaged online and over 80 colleagues joined in-person, wearing masks and socially-distancing. An app specially designed for the event allowed all attendees to view the program, location, speaker info, and also check-in, and stream the event.

Attendees were awarded 4 hours of professional development credit.

Pre-Show

The show kicked off at 8:00 am with an engaging pre-show that featured an ACC quiz. 376 employees participated and were entered to win raffle prizes such as gift cards and Riverbat swag. View a playlist of the inspirational videos shared.

Participants were encouraged to submit photos of their pets which can be viewed on TLED’s Facebook page and in the following video.

Program

Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes presented an engaging State of the College Address beginning at 9:00am. After sharing an ACCTV casting call video, he invited four students up to the stage to interview them about their experiences attending ACC during the pandemic, and shared a story about his pathway into education. View the Presentation Slides

Vice Chancellors Dr. Shasta Buchanan, Dr. Jenna Cullinane Hege, and Mr. Mike Midgley hosted a conversation on what it means for ACC to be student-ready. They shared engaging data points and challenged employees to think about what each one of us can do to improve our services to students. View the Presentation Slides

Keynote speaker, Charles Hunt, resilience expert, adjunct professor, and motivational speaker, shared his principles of resilience through an engaging personal history.

The General Assembly Experience

“TLED did a FANTASTIC job putting together the online program. It was engaging, thoughtful, and had high production value. I truly appreciate all the work that goes into making this event successful.”

“What I enjoyed most was feeling like I was part of the action even though I was totally online. The programming was perfect!”

“The content was relevant, timely, and provided good information/reminders on where we are, what is needed to move forward, and what our focus needs to be.”

Special Thanks

We want to thank the many extraordinary staff, faculty, and students who made the event possible and a resounding success – inspiring so many across the College. It truly takes a village or community to host such an event, and after months of planning and hundreds of interactions and meetings, we exemplified the true meaning of the 3 Cs. It also takes vision from leadership and Chancellor Rhodes’ support has been invaluable in expanding this work.

We are grateful to work with such an amazing team whose collaboration, connection, and caring truly made General Assembly 2021 Light the Fire in all of us.

With heartfelt thanks to:

General Assembly 2020

About

Each fall semester Austin Community College (ACC) 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. Our 2020 theme was “College of the Future.” All ACC faculty and staff were encouraged to participate. For any questions, please contact tledcomms@austincc.edu.

Post Event Summary: General Assembly 2020

 

ACC General Assembly 2020 College of the Future

 

Each fall semester Austin Community College (ACC) 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. TLED hosted ACC’s first completely virtual General Assembly on Friday, September 25, 2020. The theme was “College of the Future.”

The show kicked off at 8:00 am with an engaging pre-show which featured an ACC quiz. 469 employees participated and were entered to win raffle prizes such as gift cards and Riverbat swag. Over 2,500 employees tuned in to the online Live Stream and chat at 9:00 am to hear Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes and Provost Dr. Charles Cook deliver the State of the College Address followed by renowned futurist and keynote speaker, Dr. Terri Horton, who discussed the future of higher education. The pre-show playlist and General Assembly recordings and presentation files are available below.

Virtual Fair

General Assembly 2020 Virtual Fair

Employees were encouraged to browse resources through the Virtual Fair, where 35 areas of the College shared news and information regarding their services.

Photo Album

The ACC General Assembly 2020 Photo Album also gave employees an opportunity to connect and create community with one another as they shared team photos and “behind the scenes” moments from the past year.

ACC general assembly photo album

What did you enjoy the most about General Assembly 2020?

welcome to austin community college“This was my first General Assembly. I felt so proud to be a part of ACC District as I watched the program. I appreciate that ACC has a vision that every employee should know about. I love that I work someone that cares about people and continually looks for ways to improve. Austin Community College is looking to improve online learning, demographics, and address the racial injustice in this country! I love Austin Community College and the General Assembly just made me fall in love more.”

Masked man dancing

“I loved all the RB videos and watching Mike Midgley breakdance. I laughed out loud. I also enjoyed Dr. Rhodes updating us on all the accomplishments. The keynote speaker was also very interesting. For being online it was very well done. (I still felt the sense of pride I get from the in-person GA’s).”

Watch RB & Mike Midgely breakdance!

The Right Combination of Hybrid Skills

“How interactive and fun the comment/chat section ended up being. People were on-task/talking about what was being presented, not just fooling around and talking about other things. It was wonderful to see and hear those perspectives all at once while the information was being presented. LOVED it.”

“I really like how we adapted to virtual mode and still had fun with it. Like all General Assemblies, I enjoy hearing the messages for all ACC, our goals and progress, and generally feeling less siloed.”

Dr. Charles Cook headshot

The College of the future presentation by faculty

Dr. susan thomason headshot

faculty video call

“I especially enjoyed the interviews of the student “stars,” who were featured in our commercial. The entire production was creative and the presenters were well-prepared and very enthusiastic about their topics. Therefore it made me feel energized and proud to be a part of ACC. I truly felt connected, seeing it “live,” online.”

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!