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Course Design Consultations

Instructional Design Consultations for Face-to-Face Courses

Instructional designers are trained in research-based pedagogical theories and best practices, and knowledgeable about the resources and technologies available at ACC for teaching and learning. As part of the course design process, instructional designers are available to help faculty with:

  • developing course objectives, and student learning outcomes;
  • designing engaging course activities, and assessments;
  • integrating technology, as appropriate, to support student learning; and
  • reviewing course content and feedback for continuous improvement.

The Office of Instructional Design also offers group training and one-on-one assistance focused on pedagogical topics, and department support (curriculum development, special projects, trainings, etc). Please contact an instructional designer for any questions or to request these services.

Classroom Observations/Individual Consultations

Additional options for consultations are available through the Office of Faculty Development for any type of course. ACC faculty can request a classroom observation, or an individual consultation with a member of the faculty development team or the faculty advisory center group. These are private faculty consultations available on a first-come first-served basis each semester. These consultations are formative and optional and are not a part of the ACC faculty evaluation process, nor are they required in any way. Learn more

Online/Hybrid Courses

Design consultations for online/hybrid courses and for transforming a face-to-face course to an online/hybrid format are also available. Read additional information.

Schedule an Instructional Design Consultation for your Face-to-Face Course

Instructional designers are available on Austin Community College campuses.

Michael Paul Hernandez

Eastview – Michael Paul Hernandez
Eastview Campus 2202
Phone: (512) 223-5228
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Peg Raiford

Highland – Peg Raiford
Highland Campus 1323.01
Phone: (512) 223-7376
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Northridge – Jennifer Gray
Northridge Campus 1226
Phone: (512) 223-4745
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Riverside – Virgil McCullough
Riverside Campus A-1122
Phone: (512) 223-6308
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Round Rock – Dr. Shih-Ting Lee
Round Rock Campus 1307.03
Phone: (512) 223-0113
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

San Gabriel – Richard Palmer
San Gabriel Campus 1101.04
Phone: (512) 223-2558
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Instructional Design Consultations for Online/Hybrid Courses

The Office of Distance & Alternative Education has dedicated instructional designers to help faculty with the design and development of online courses (full & hybrid) and transformation of face-to-face courses to online. If you are a faculty member that would like to:

  • design and develop a fully online or hybrid course
  • convert a face-to-face course to online
  • learn more about the Quality Matters rubric
  • apply the QM rubric to your course.

Instructional designers are QM certified.

A distance education course redesign request form can also be submitted. Distance education faculty can also visit the Teaching Online at ACC page.

Do you have a face-to-face course that you’d like to transform to an online or hybrid version? Want to get started with planning a new hybrid or online course? Please contact the following instructional designers:

Dr. Ninghua Han | Director, Distance Education Quality Assurance
(512) 223-0417

Angelo Caverte | Instructional Designer
(512) 223-0414

Michelle Escudier | Instructional Designer
(512) 223-9187

Marisa Mejia | Instructional Designer
(512) 223-0416

Dr. Marian Moore | Instructional Designer
(512) 223-2117

Dr. Denise Robledo | Manager, Instructional Design
(512) 223-0449