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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

Spring 2024 Faculty Orientation & Onboarding Information

For all (Adjunct and Full-Time) Faculty New Hires and Rehires:

I-9 Verification: In-person at Highland Campus: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm from December 11th, 2023 to January 10th, 2024.

Workday Onboarding: Online and available from December 11th, 2023 to January 10th, 2024.

Note: Deadline to complete I-9 Verification (in-person) and Workday Onboarding (online): January 10th, 2024 before 5:00pm.

Welcome Bag Pick-Up Day

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

Stop by ACC Highland Campus Building 4000:

    • January 5th: 11:00am – 4:00pm

For any questions, please email


Human Resources Faculty Orientation

Mandatory for Full-Time & Adjunct Faculty:

  • January 8th, 2024
  • Full-Time Faculty: 8:30am-5:00pm – In-Person – Highland Campus, Bldg 2000, Presentation Hall 2.1550
  • Adjunct Faculty: 2:00pm-3:00pm – Online

For any questions regarding HR Orientation and Onboarding, please reach out to

TLED Virtual Orientation Options


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


January 9th-10th: Introduction to ACC & Course Preparation

  • January 9th – 9:00am-3:00pm
  • January 10th – 9:00am-3:00pm


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Quality Matter Training

For Courses with a Distance Education Component (HYD, HYC, ONL, DLS, & FLX)

January 11th-12th: Quality Matters Training (Two options, Choose one)

  • January 11th – 9:00am-12:00pm & January 12th – 9:00am-12:00pm


  • January 11th – 1:00pm-4:00pm & January 12th 1:00pm-4:00pm

Deadline to register for QM: January 8th at 5:00pm


  • $500 stipend for Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty attending and completing all QM sessions and alignment table.


Register for Virtual Orientation Option 1

Virtual Orientation Option 2: 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 January 17th, 2024.

Compensation:  $200 (For Full-Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty with a course assigned)

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.

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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: $54/hour

    • February 9 or 14: Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students

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    • March 8 or 20: Evaluation and Portfolio Process

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    • April 5 or 10: Student Success Resources

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    • May 3 or 8: Teaching & Learning Strategies

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Faculty Values

To fulfill the 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 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 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.