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Association of Professional-Technical Employees

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The Association of Professional-Technical Employees (APTE) is an employee association based on the college’s personnel classification system. You become part of the Association when you are hired as a professional/technical employee. The employee associations, —Full-Time Faculty Senate, Adjunct Faculty Association, Classified Employee Association and APTE—participate in the College’s Shared Governance process, a collaborative process by which councils and committees review the college’s processes and procedures and make recommendations for policy that are based on the mission, goals, and values of the college.

The APTE has several goals. Over the years, we will work to identify ways in which our members have a positive impact on student learning and engagement, as well as areas in which we face challenges, where we could provide better services to our students. As ACC continues to grow, APTE’s dedicated and talented employees are ready to further the Student Success Initiative, learning from and celebrating our successes and improving our systems to meet the growth and change.

Every month the APTE’s President provides an update of APTE activities to the college’s Board of Trustees, and wants to include success stories from our members. Tell us the part that you play (big and small) in student success so we can highlight what we do for the board, please fill out and submit this Success Stories form.

Additionally, we want to bring forward any suggestions our members have for improving the college’s systems and policies. Many of the changes around the college have started through the employee associations, councils and committees, including amendments to the college’s leave policy, which started through APTE. Please fill out and submit the Ideas form so that the APTE President may also address the Board with these ideas for improvement.

Get ready for some positive change this year, and help us lay the groundwork for a great future at ACC!

More features:

  • APTE is one of four internal employee associations.
  • The four associations include the Full-Time Faculty Senate, Adjunct Faculty Association, APTE and the Classified Employees Association.
  • The internal employee associations are based on the College’s personnel classification system.
  • Association membership is open to all employees in the relevant category at no cost.
  • The administration encourages internal employee associations to actively participate with the administration in the development of Board Policies, Administrative Rules and Procedures, and to advise and consult with the administration on actions that have a substantial effect on their members.
  • Internal employee associations are part of the College’s Shared Governance process.
  • Shared Governance is a collaborative process by which trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students work as a community of colleagues to advance the mission, goals, and values of the college.
  • Shared Governance requires open communication among stakeholders in an environment of mutual respect, collegiality, and accountability.

APTE HISTORY

On Monday, June 20, 1994, at 11:05 a.m., in the Board Room at DAO, Dr. Rod Fluker, Sr. opened the first meeting of ACC Professional-Technical employees convened for the purpose of creating a formal association. Of the 119 professional-technical employees of ACC, 66 were present. Dr. Bill Segura spoke to the group, giving an overview of the need for employee group participation in shared governance of the College. Dr. Luanne Allen was appointed chair of the Constitution Committee charged with recommending an organizational structure and communications network. Pauline Hargrave was appointed chair of the Issues Committee charged with identifying and designing a method of addressing issues of concern to Prof-Tech employees. Albert Perez and Roy McGhee were selected to represent the group at the upcoming President’s Cabinet retreat. 

On Thursday, August 19, 1994, the group ratified its constitution and became known officially as the Association of Professional-Technical Employees of Austin Community College. 

On September 30, 1994, officers and representatives were elected to guide APTE in its inaugural year: President, Dale Butler; President-Elect, Penny Levisay; Vice President, Roy McGhee; Secretary/Treasurer, Doris Bailey; Parliamentarian, Joe Winer; and Representatives to the Executive Council, Terry Bazan, Herb Coleman, Rod Fluker, Sr., Deanna Hubbard, Debra Iversen, Marilyn Lee, and Dan Washam.