Spring Development Day Archive
Spring Development Day 2022: Light Your Fire
Friday, January 14, 2022
Spring Development Day 2022 welcomed all Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff to a new spring semester. A full day of inspiring sessions were offered to enhance employee practices and processes, improve creativity and wellness, and develop new technical talents, teaching techniques, and interpersonal skills. The 2022 theme, “Light Your Fire,” explored professional development topics designed to fuel purpose and a sense of belonging.
450 registrants attended over 30 different workshops on topics such as Accessibility and Universal Design, Active and Engaged Teaching, Adobe Tools, Assessment Techniques, Austin Community College (ACC) Resources, Creativity, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and Wellness. The feedback for this virtual event was overwhelmingly positive.
- “Thank you for ALL you do to help us become better professors and create a collaborative, caring community!”
- “I appreciate how willing people are to share their expertise. We all benefit greatly from this.”
- 96% of survey respondents for all workshops believed the information learned would make them more effective in their role
Featured speakers included keynote Dr. Sam Echevarria-Cruz, ACC’s Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Initiatives in Instruction, and many fellow ACC faculty and staff who shared their expertise with colleagues.
The Office of Faculty Development & Evaluation is working to award professional development credit in Workday Learn. Attendees will be notified when this process is complete. We appreciate your patience as we learn how to use this new system. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Development Day 2020, held on Friday, January 17, welcomed all ACC faculty and staff to a new spring semester with a full day of inspiring sessions to enhance their practices and processes, improve personal productivity, technical talents, teaching techniques, and interpersonal skills. The 2020 theme, “Recharge and Reinvent,” invited all employees to focus on renewing their passion in the New Year, and developing new, innovative approaches to their work.
555 participants attended 44 different workshops organized in 6 themes – Accessibility, Equity, Teaching and Learning Strategies, ACC Resources, Technology, and Staff Development. 98 employees participated in equity-focused workshops.
In addition to the workshops, the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) also provided participants with food and free chair massages in the faculty/staff lounge and arranged for food trucks to offer lunch options.
Spring Development Day 2021
Remote Delivery, Meaningful Learning
Friday, January 15, 2021
TLED’s Faculty Development team hosted ACC’s annual Spring Development Day on Friday, January 15, 2021. The 2021 theme, “Remote Delivery, Meaningful Learning,” invited all employees to discover meaningful ways to support student learning, even when our teaching and services are delivered remotely. The year’s event boasted 1,379 registrations and 504 unduplicated participants who shared glowing feedback about the experience:
- “I sincerely appreciate all of the information I gathered. The leads were strong and very open to sharing ideas.”
- “Best PD day ever”
- “This was great information and directly transferable to my classes, thank you so much for this!”
- “I already started to tinker with the programs suggested in the workshop and I am super excited to share with my students.”
- “Loved this and learned a lot of new things to try out. Thanks so much!”
Featured speakers included keynote Dr. Katharine Brooks, Evans Family Executive Director from Vanderbilt University, and many fellow ACC faculty and staff who shared their expertise with colleagues.
All 37 sessions were recorded and are now available for viewing.
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