Visit TLED’s Teaching Online Continuity Guide to find resources and support for transitioning courses to a virtual learning environment. Collegewide updates are available on the Austin Community College COVID-19 webpage.

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Attendees at the Fall 2017 New Faculty Orientation

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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Semester Prep


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!

Teaching Online Continuity Guide

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Visit TLED’s Teaching Online Continuity Guide to find resources and support for transitioning courses to a virtual learning environment such as training, testing options for online courses, webconferencing tools, and additional resources.

Faculty Orientation and Faculty Onboarding Workshops

Faculty Orientation for Fall 2020

All NEW faculty (full-time and adjunct) are required to attend. See the Faculty Talent Onboarding page for location and agenda details.


Michelle Fitzpatrick
Assistant Dean, 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. Administrative Rule# 4.01.015

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

Professional Development

Teaching Online

The Teaching Online Continuity Guide (TOCG) is a comprehensive guide to help you transform your face-to-face course to online, including training opportunities.


Workshop Database

The ACC Workshop Database maintains a list of professional development workshops available for ACC employees. An ACCeID is needed for registration.


TLED Calendar

Visit the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) calendar for professional development opportunities including special programs for faculty.


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.

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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