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Several opportunities for funding are available to attend conferences. Please read all the details for each conferences and submit applications (when required) by the deadline.

Lilly Conference Scholarships

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) is offering an opportunity for ACC Faculty (Instructors, Counselors, Librarians) to attend The 6th Annual Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching and Learning ­to be held January 10-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Austin. The Lilly Conference is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop as educators, but also a great opportunity to network. The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) will provide funding for 28 full-conference registrations. The majority of the scholarships will be reserved for new applicants, but previous winners of FCTL Lilly Scholarships who have completed all their projects are welcome to apply to attend again. Learn about the conference and how to apply for a scholarship below.


The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage faculty to attend this invaluable conference and to bring lessons learned back to their faculty colleagues. Professional Development Credit for attendance can be provided through your Department Chairs.

Take a look at our current and previous Lilly Conference Scholarship recipients. Each previous recipient has shared their personal insights from attending this invaluable conference by authoring their own blog post.

See current and previous Lilly Conference Scholarship recipients here.

Please direct questions to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at

Lilly FAQ

TCCTA – Texas Community College Teachers Association

TCCTA’s 72nd Annual Convention is finally back in Houston! Here is your chance to network, learn from your colleagues, connect with other professionals who “get it” and grow.

A TCCTA Convention badge is your all-access pass to the best classroom pedagogy and technology, community college specific exhibitors, nationally renowned speakers, and a state-wide network of peers and education partners. The Convention welcomes over 80 colleges and offers over 150 programs. Join us for the biggest event of the year!

We invite you to attend your annual meetingFebruary 28-March, 2nd 2019, where you can get all these personal and professional benefits. You may have attended the convention in the past, and remember that it’s the largest meeting of community and technical college educators in the nation, including:

  1. Scores of sessions and exhibits to keep you up-to-speed on the latest textbooks, software, equipment, retirement resources, and more.
  2. GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) showcasing innovative ideas your colleagues are using in their classrooms, right now.
  3. 100+ section meetings covering virtually every teaching discipline.

ACC pays the convention registration fee for faculty to attend the TCCTA convention, but you must be a member to attend.

Member Fees:
FT – $45
Part-Time – $35

In order to attend you must first join the organization (ACC does not pay membership fees) at

  • Click Join/Renew
  • Create an Account
  • A prompt will appear and ask if you would like to register for the convention
  • Register for the convention by filling out the form
  • Once you fill out the form, you will automatically be registered for the convention

Please note that ACC pays registration only and does not pay travel costs unless you acquire that funding from your department.

View step-by-step instructions for how to register.