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First-Year Faculty

Welcome to ACC!

We’ve gathered a collection of resources for first-year faculty at Austin Community College (ACC). The Teaching and Learning Excellence Division (TLED) works diligently to design experiences to support faculty growth and development. Options include teaching support – from integrating technology into your courses to personalized consultations to discuss teaching strategies, and specialized training and leadership programs.

Faculty Values

Faculty Values Supporting Student Success

ACC Faculty Values play a significant role in the professional development and programming of faculty development and more at ACC.

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First-Year Faculty Checklist

This checklist can be used to make sure you stay on track during your first year of teaching at ACC.

Semester Prep

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Visit the Semester Prep page to get an overview and links to resources that will help you get started and prepare for your semester. Topics covered include Blackboard updates, library services, testing options for your courses, professional development, and so much more!

Faculty Orientation and Faculty Onboarding Workshops


Faculty Orientation for Spring 2024

All NEW faculty (full-time and adjunct) are required to attend.

Visit Faculty Talent Onboarding for details!


Office of Faculty Development

HR Benefits

General benefits questions can be sent to:

HR Resources

Employment Handbooks


We have a comprehensive list of services available to faculty – from teaching consultations to classroom technology help.

Fellowships and Funding

Read about the different funding opportunities available.


All new ACC faculty, both full-time and adjunct, must be assigned a mentor during their first semester at ACC. Any other faculty member may be assigned a mentor at the discretion of the Department Chairs or upon the request of the faculty member.

Contact your department for more specific information for obtaining a mentor.

Read more details about the Mentoring program.

As part of mentoring support, Faculty Development maintains a list of ACC faculty who have completed the Faculty Mentor Training and are prepared to mentor fellow faculty.

Access the Faculty Mentor List

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Faculty Events Calendar

View our Faculty Events Calendar for:

      • Upcoming professional development opportunities
      • Important College dates & deadlines
      • Self-paced & archived training

This calendar is interactive and offers users the ability to sort by topic as well as overlap events with your Google Calendar. Bookmark this URL for quick access:

Get event updates in your inbox weekly.

Subscribe to TLED’s Faculty Newsletter

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Teaching Online at ACC

If you are teaching any an online and/or hybrid course, please visit the Teaching Online at ACC page for information that will help you get started.

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Get Help

Blackboard Help

Visit the comprehensive list for Blackboard help.


Technology Help

View technology help options available.


Teaching Consultations

View the topics available for consultations and support.


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