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Faculty CRAM Week
Prep for your Spring semester with ease during this time to " C elebrate, gain R esources, A nd M eetup." All part-time and full-time faculty are invited to Faculty CRAM Week events.
Monday: Semester Prep Checklist Released to All Faculty via Email

Tuesday (2:30pm-8:30pm): Faculty Convocation at Eastview Campus

Wednesday (9:00am-4:00pm): Instructional Design Session Walk-Ins & Appointments at Highland Campus ACCelerator

Thursday: Instructional Design Session Appointments at Various Campuses

Friday (8:00am-4:00pm): Spring Development Day at Highland Campus
December 11-17, 2017
Chalk Talk: A Meetup for Faculty
Campus-based, faculty-led monthly meetings (with snacks) for faculty across all disciplines to have creative discussions about their teaching.

Northridge Campus Room 3140 : Monday, December 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm   Register Now

Round Rock Campus Room 3217.02 : Monday, December 11, 3:00pm-4:00pm  Register Now

Cypress Creek Campus Room 2204.16 : Tuesday, December 12, 10:00am-11:00am  Register Now
Associate Professor, Ashley Carr, in the Batlab Makerspace at the Highland Campus Library.
Batlab Makerspace Meetup
Cypress Creek Campus Library
December 11 & 12, 10:00am-2:00pm

The ACC Library BatLab is a pop-up makerspace for all faculty interested in doing hands-on, real-world, multidisciplinary projects in an informal, co-curricular setting at ACC Library locations alongside ACC students.

Registration is not required, just drop by!
Learn more  about this series at
Computerside Chats
Wednesday, December 13, 10:00am-11:30am

These interactive, pedagogy-focused, online web-chats are led twice a month by Dr. Missi Patterson, one of our very own ACC Psychology Professors!

This week's session will cover Ensuring Appropriate Challenge, Promoting Holistic Learning, Application and Performance, AND Attitudes and Values.
ACC TLED Updates: Faculty Evaluations
Available Wednesday, December 13, 10:30am

Tune in for a comprehensive update from the Faculty Evaluations, part of the newly formed Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED). Learn about the services from this area, the new Faculty Evaluations Task Force, and more.
ACC TLED Updates is a monthly series where faculty can hear about ongoing initiatives that support their teaching & learning experience at ACC.
Establishing a Social Presence in the Online Environment
Thursday, December 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm

NISOD webinar that demonstrates establishing a social presence in online environments. These strategies have been tested at Nash Community College and the results are outstanding
Commencement/Graduation Ceremony
Frank Erwin Center
Commencement is the celebration of Austin Community College graduates’ hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. The college is proud to recognize student achievement with graduates and their families. 

Also available via Live Stream
Blog from the Dean of Humanities & Communications
This is your source for news, perspectives, and updates concerning Liberal Arts: Humanities and Communications at ACC. Subscribe for regular updates.
Online Workshops for December Featured Courses:
Share Your Expertise
Call for Proposals:
Regional Equity Summit: February 9-10

The Austin Community College Office of Equity and Inclusion is accepting multi-person breakout presentation proposals from faculty, staff, students and members of the community for the 2018 Regional Equity Summit. The Summit will take place on February 9-10, 2018 at ACC’s Eastview
Campus. This year’s theme is Engaging, Equipping and Empowering Communities for Equity and Inclusion.

Proposals are due Friday, December 15
The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning is looking for guest blog writers for the Faculty Forum Blog:  a blog written BY ACC faculty, and FOR ACC faculty.

All ACC faculty are invited to share their insight on classroom techniques, teaching philosophy, strategies on how to engage students, and more. Consider submitting a minimum 500-word blog post OR take a moment to recommend this opportunity to a respected colleague.

Recent entries were written by: Julia Maffei, Michael Finney, Michelle Fitzpatrick, and Russ Wittrup.
Call for Speakers:
Global Issues Speaker Series

International Programs is looking for ACC faculty who would like to share their global expertise with our students, employees, and the greater Austin community.

Contact William Hayden for information:

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