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In addition to having the privilege of teaching Psychology at Austin Community College, I am also a licensed therapist. In the context of counseling, I embrace Positive Psychology, which has had an enormous influence on my approach to teaching, and how I view each of my students.

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Cultivating the Creative Classroom

Art Instructor David Thornberry recently led eight ACC Faculty members through the first session of the Fall Faculty Workshop Series entitled “The Creative Classroom.” The workshop, “Process Not Product: Instructional Approaches that Enhance Success,” demonstrated teaching strategies to help students cultivate self-efficacy and break down mental barriers to success.

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2015 ACC Art Majors’ Exhibition

Students majoring in Art at Austin Community College are showing work in this juried exhibition at the ACC Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery located at 1218 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

September 20, 2017
  • FCTL: HIGHLAND CAMPUS: Chalk Talk
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

    Location: Highland Faculty Lounge (Rm 1433)


    Description:

    If you are feeling siloed in your office and missing the energy that comes from a more collegial atmosphere, then a Chalk Talk is for you! The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting monthly “Chalk Talk: A Meetup for Faculty” at each ACC campus, organized by an ACC faculty campus ambassador. This Meetup is your standing reservation each month to connect with and learn from your teaching colleagues. The FCTL is excited to bring faculty out of their silos and create a collaborative culture – light refreshments provided!

    For more details, contact Clark Shaffer at clark.shaffer@austincc.edu.

    Register here: https://eapps.austincc.edu/workshops/www/eventenroll.php?Source=NAME&EventID=5022

  • FCTL: Computerside Chats September 2017
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

    Location: Online


    Description:

    Computerside Chats – Session 1
    This is part 1 of a 4 part online learning workshop for ACC faculty. Feel free to join us for as many sessions as you can, but recognize that this series is designed so that you don’t have to attend every session.

    Computerside Chats are the ACC book club for faculty where you DON’T HAVE TO READ THE BOOK! Chats for 2017 will focus on the book “Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty” by Elizabeth Barkley. In each session, you’ll be introduced to material from a few chapters of the book. Sessions will present at least one chapter of “best practices” and two chapters of “Student Engagment Techniques” which are easily implemented class activities. You’ll then have time to engage in an online conversation with your teaching colleagues about how ACC instructors might adopt some of these new methods in their classrooms. You’ll be able to get the latest evidence-based teaching without having to dig in to the research on your own.

    This session will focus on several chapters. The Tips and Strategies chapter we’ll cover is Chapter 7 – Fostering Motivation. The Student Engagement Techniques chapters we’ll cover are Chapter 12 – Knowledge, Skills, Recall, and Understanding and Chapter 18 – Self-Awareness as Learners. You’ll hear best practices and actual activities you can use to help your students feel more motivated, to more deeply learn your classroom material, and to improve their metacognitive skills and their success as students.

    You will need access to a computer for this event. Upon registering, you’ll be sent information about how to join the webex meeting. You do NOT need to have a webcam or any other special equipment.

    For more information about these events, including a schedule of all the sessions and a copy of the table of contents from this semester’s book, please visit www.austincc.edu/computersidechats.

    Book details (Please note that you DO NOT have to have a copy of this book to participate):
    Barkley, E.. (2010). Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Available to order here: https://www.amazon.com/Student-Engagement-Techniques-Handbook-College/dp/047028191X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484155820&sr=8-1&keywords=student+engagement+techniques+a+handbook+for+college+faculty OR Available to check out from the FCTL Library Collection here: http://alicat.austincc.edu/search~S1?/++ftlist/++ftlist/1%2C1%2C1%2CB/frameset~1215119^bib28%2C13%2C22%2C27/mode=2

    This event is brought to you by the The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) at ACC. If you have any questions, please email FCTL@austincc.edu.

    Register here:

  • FCTL: NORTHRIDGE: Chalk Talk
    Starts: 12:00 PM
    Ends: September 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

    Location: NRG 4103


    Description:

    If you are feeling siloed in your office and missing the energy that comes from a more collegial atmosphere, then a Chalk Talk is for you! The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting monthly “Chalk Talk: A Meetup for Faculty” at each ACC campus, organized by an ACC faculty campus ambassador. This Meetup is your standing reservation each month to connect with and learn from your teaching colleagues. The FCTL is excited to bring faculty out of their silos and create a collaborative culture – light refreshments provided! To ensure that we have enough light refreshments for everyone, please be sure to update your enrollment status as it changes.

    For more details, contact Sarah Jesser, at sarah.jesser@austincc.edu

    Register here: https://eapps.austincc.edu/workshops/www/eventenroll.php?Source=Calendar&EventID=6700

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