Each fall semester Austin Community College employees from across the district gather at General Assembly to hear key college updates. This event helps connect the dots between an employee’s daily work and the strategic plan of the College. Our 2020 theme is “College of the Future.” All ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Each fall semester Austin Community College employees from across the district gather at General Assembly to hear key college updates. This event helps connect the dots between an employee’s daily work and the strategic plan of the College. TLED hosted ACC’s first completely virtual General Assembly on Friday, September 25, 2020, the theme was “College of the Future.”
The show kicked off at 8:00 am with an engaging pre-show which featured an ACC quiz. 469 employees participated and were entered to win raffle prizes such as gift cards and Riverbat swag. Over 2,500 employees tuned in to the online Live Stream and chat at 9:00 am to hear Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes and Provost Dr. Charles Cook deliver the State of the College Address followed by renowned futurist and keynote speaker, Dr. Terri Horton, who discussed the future of higher education. The pre-show playlist and General Assembly recordings and presentation files are available below.
Employees were encouraged to browse resources through the Virtual Fair, where 35 areas of the College shared news and information regarding their services.
The ACC General Assembly 2020 Photo Album also gave employees an opportunity to connect and create community with one another as they shared team photos and “behind the scenes” moments from the past year.
What did you enjoy the most about General Assembly 2020?
“This was my first General Assembly. I felt so proud to be a part of ACC District as I watched the program. I appreciate that ACC has a vision that every employee should know about. I love that I work someone that cares about people and continually looks for ways to improve. Austin Community College is looking to improve online learning, demographics, and address the racial injustice in this country! I love Austin Community College and the General Assembly just made me fall in love more.”
“I loved all the RB videos and watching Mike Midgley breakdance. I laughed out loud. I also enjoyed Dr. Rhodes updating us on all the accomplishments. The keynote speaker was also very interesting. For being online it was very well done. (I still felt the sense of pride I get from the in-person GA’s).”
“How interactive and fun the comment/chat section ended up being. People were on-task/talking about what was being presented, not just fooling around and talking about other things. It was wonderful to see and hear those perspectives all at once while the information was being presented. LOVED it.”
“I really like how we adapted to virtual mode and still had fun with it. Like all General Assemblies, I enjoy hearing the messages for all ACC, our goals and progress, and generally feeling less siloed.”
“I especially enjoyed the interviews of the student “stars,” who were featured in our commercial. The entire production was creative and the presenters were well-prepared and very enthusiastic about their topics. Therefore it made me feel energized and proud to be a part of ACC. I truly felt connected, seeing it “live,” online.”