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Faculty Talent Onboarding

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) has partnered with Human Resources (HR) to create an experience for new faculty like no other. Our comprehensive orientation and onboarding program delivers online and monthly sessions to brand-new adjunct and full-time faculty. This semester-long program is designed to launch you into a successful career here at Austin Community College (ACC) and bring ease to your first semester of many here with us.

For any questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at

Fall 2023 Orientation Information

Welcome Bag Pick Up

Come pick up a swag bag with ACC gear, a workbook to follow along during orientation, a water bottle, and your ACC ID. Also, a special guest will be there to greet you!

Stop by ACC Highland Campus Building 4000:

    • Friday, August 4th – 11:00am – 5:00pm

For any questions, please email

Take a New Profile Photo

New faculty can reserve a spot to take a new profile photo on the same day as when you pick up your ACC Welcome Bag. Slots are limited so sign up asap to reserve a spot.

Read through the Virtual Orientation options below and then please fill out this form to let us know which option you will be attending, share your bio and headshot, and your t-shirt size.

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Virtual Orientation Option 1

Synchronous Online New Faculty Orientation

By completing this orientation, you will be able to fully participate during the week before classes to attend department meetings, division or Area of Study meetings, work with colleagues, attend department-specific training, and work on course preparation.

Compensation: $1500 for Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty (reflects 100% successful completion of TLED’s Synchronous Orientation and Quality Matters Training).

August 7th-9th: TLED’s Synchronous Orientation: Introduction to ACC & Course Preparation

    • August 7th – 9:00am-4:00pm
    • August 8th – 9:00am-3:00pm
    • August 9th – 9:00am-2:00pm

August 14: Human Resources Orientation (For Full-Time Faculty Only)

Note: The HR Orientation is not a part of the stipend.  Human Resources will send info about the HR orientation.

August 10th-11th OR 17th-18th: Quality Matters Training

NOTE: 4 options, please choose 1

1. August 10th – 9am-12:00pm & August 11th – 9am-12:00pm   OR

2. August 10th – 1pm-4pm & August 11th – 1pm-4pm

DEADLINE TO REGISTER for Aug 10 & 11: Monday, August 7th at 5pm

3. August 17th – 9am-12:00pm & August 18th 9am-12pm   OR

4. August 17th – 1pm-4pm & August 18th 1pm-4pm

DEADLINE TO REGISTER for Aug 17 & 18: Monday, August 14 at 5pm


Register for Virtual Orientation Option 1

Virtual Orientation Option 2: Asynchronous Online Quick-Start Orientation

Asynchronous Online Quick-Start Orientation

If faculty cannot attend option 1 then they must complete a 4-hour Asynchronous Orientation. Faculty will be added to a Blackboard Course by August 21st.

Compensation:  $100 stipend for adjunct faculty only (full-time faculty on contract)

Register for Virtual Orientation Option 2

Orientation Resources

Onboarding Materials

Folders with useful information, tips, and more!

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Checklists and resources for first-year faculty.

Meet Our New Faculty

Read about this year’s faculty!

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Teaching Consultations & Support

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Office of Distance & Alternative Education (ODAE) provide comprehensive support in course design, technology tools for teaching, and other high-impact practices that contribute to our Guided Pathways model at Austin Community College (ACC). We are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support for your teaching. Review our robust options by visiting:

Teaching Consultations & Support

Monthly First Semester Onboarding for ALL Faculty

These two and half hour sessions are offered in synchronous online environments and include one day and one evening option each month of faculty’s first semester

Compensation:  Adjuncts: $51/hour

    • September 8 or 12: Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students

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    • October 6 or 10: Evaluation and Portfolio Process

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    • November 17 or 21: Student Success Resources

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    • December 1 or 5: Teaching & Learning Strategies

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Faculty Values

To fulfill the educational mission of Austin Community College, we, the faculty, champion the following shared values:

    • We support a Culture of Collaboration, Community Building, and Service with our students, colleagues, and the greater community
    • We Advocate Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • We Promote Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Empowerment
    • We Advance Scholarship, Learning, and the Assessment of our Work
    • We Support Student Success through Exemplary Teaching & Lifelong Learning

As we embody these values, we cultivate an environment of mutual trust, esteem, and respect.

As a faculty, we have defined each of our values with clarifying statements and examples of potential ways to envision our values in action. These examples are not inclusive of ways our faculty can demonstrate our values.
Faculty Values Supporting Student Success

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Faculty Talent Onboarding Alumni

Faculty that complete all components of the Faculty Talent Onboarding program earn a certificate of completion.