ACC Annual Awards Dinner
Each year the President/CEO and the ACC Board of Trustees honor outstanding Austin Community College faculty and staff who have been selected for Leadership and Teaching Excellence Awards. The 2019 ACC Awards Dinner will be hosted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at the Hyatt from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Foothills Ballroom, located at the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. This awards dinner is a wonderful celebration of the hard work and leadership of these dedicated ACC faculty and staff members.
2019 Award Recipients
The Leadership Awards
ACC celebrates outstanding Staff who demonstrate strong leadership and who have gone above and beyond the duties listed in their job description for the ACC community.
NISOD Excellence Awards
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. Recipients of the NISOD Excellence Award are recognized at the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and this award honors the world’s best in higher education. Please join us in congratulating the following ACC faculty and staff members receiving the NISOD Excellence Award.
Teaching Excellence Awards
The ACC Teaching Excellence Awards honor one full-time and one adjunct faculty member who promote special learning opportunities, student interaction, depth/breadth of knowledge in a subject area and innovation. Nominations are made by students, faculty and staff and the honorees. Recipients are selected by committee and presented with an award and a $1000 cash prize.
eFaculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an outstanding ACC Faculty member who has creatively utilized appropriate Internet-based technologies to teach online and/or hybrid courses at ACC. The recipient must have designed and taught one or more online or hybrid courses with an imaginative approach, well-designed course materials, instructional strategies, and a demonstrated rapport with the course participants.
Professor, Communication Studies
The Piper Professor Nominee Award
The Piper Professor Nominee Award is a statewide award that recognizes outstanding full-time faculty in the teaching profession. Higher education institutions must be invited to submit a nominee and only ten professors are selected to receive this award each year. Awards of $5,000 are given to those selected for their superior teaching at the college level.
Professor, Computer Information Technology
The John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards
In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Selected by a committee, recipients will be recognized at an awards dinner at ACC and have the opportunity to attend the League for Innovations Conference in the Spring.