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Spring Development Day

Spring Development Day (SDD) welcomes all Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff to a new spring semester. Spring Development Day will offer a full day of inspiring sessions to enhance your practices and processes, improve creativity and wellness, and develop new technical talents, teaching techniques, interpersonal skills, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The 2024 theme, “The Power of Love: Inspiring Change and Innovation,” invites all employees to explore how love, empathy, and compassion can be powerful catalysts for positive change and innovation in both personal and professional contexts. Engage with fellow educators, staff, and administrators to shape a brighter, more innovative tomorrow for all of us in higher education.

Welcome to Spring Development Day 2024!

This year, Spring Development Day 2024 will be all synchronous online via Zoom on January 12th from 8:45am-4:45pm. The Keynote presenter will be ACC Chancellor Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart. We’re excited to share that the Keynote Address will be Hyflex (in-person/online) at the Highland Campus  (Presentation Hall, BLDG 2000, RM 1550) with watch parties at the Round Rock (RRC 8202) and Hays Campuses (HYS 1319).

How to Participate

  • To join the Welcome, and Closing, please scroll down to find the link to join via Zoom in the schedules below.
  • To join a workshop, please scroll down to the morning and afternoon schedule below to find your workshop session. Click on the workshop session link. Then, find your workshop on the page and click on the “connect” button link to join your workshop via Zoom.
  • To join the Keynote Address, please scroll down the morning schedule block to find the link to join.
  • Remember to join us for the Closing because you don’t want to miss the raffle!

Note: You can still register for workshops on the day of the event!

Workshop Registration

Do you need to register for a workshop? Click on the button below to get started!



To request accommodations for an individual workshop, please make the request on the registration form. Closed captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided during the Opening, Keynote, and Closing sessions.  Please visit this document to see a list of all sessions with accommodations. Monday, January 8th, was the deadline to submit an accommodations request. Requests after the deadline are not guaranteed. For any questions, please email


Welcome: 8:45am – 9:00am

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Session 1: 9:00am – 10:00am

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Session 2: 10:15am – 11:15am

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Keynote: 11:30am – 12:30pm

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In-person Keynote Watch Parties: Highland Campus, Presentation Hall, Bldg 2000, Rm 1550, Round Rock Campus, Rm 8202, Hays Campus, Rm 1319

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Lunch Break: 12:30pm-1:00pm

Session 3: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Session 4: 2:15pm – 3:15pm

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Session 5: 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Closing: 4:30pm – 4:45pm

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Don’t miss the raffle during the closing. Must be present to win.

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Spring Development Day 2024 Keynote Presentation

Presented by: ACC Chancellor, Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart

Title: The Happiness Advantage: Unlocking the Power of Love With Habits of Happiness

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

The Keynote Address will be Hyflex (in-person/online) at the Highland Campus with watch parties at the Round Rock and Hays Campuses.

Register for Keynote Address

In-Person Keynote Locations:

    • Highland Campus (Presentation Hall, Bldg 2000, Rm 1550)
    • Round Rock Campus (RRC 8202)
    • Hays Campus (HYS 1319)

About ACC Chancellor, Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart

Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart’s leadership is centered around the concept of–– LOVE, with a dedicated focus on enhancing student success through systemic and cultural transformation.

As he prefers to be called, Russell previously served as president of Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, from 2014 to 2023 before beginning his tenure as ACC Chancellor. He also served as vice president of academic affairs for Amarillo College. Under his leadership, Amarillo College was named co-winner of the prestigious 2023 Aspen Prize, a Community College Excellence award.

For Russell’s complete bio, please visit this link.

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If you have any questions about Spring Development Day, please email the Office of Faculty Development at If any updates are needed for this page, please email them to