General Assembly welcomes all ACC faculty and staff back to a new fall semester. These day-long mini-conferences include a State of the College Address by the President, an Administrative Update, the distribution of service awards, a keynote speaker, information booths, workshops, and training sessions. The event also provides an opportunity to network and to meet new colleagues prior to the start of a new semester. All ACC employees are invited to attend, and professional development credits are awarded with supervisor approval. The event is free and requires no pre-registration except employees are encouraged to pre-register for afternoon workshops.
Development Days welcome faculty and staff to a new semester and provide an opportunity for ACC instructors and staff members to obtain Professional Development credits toward their requirements. These day-long mini-conferences include workshops and training sessions. The event also provides an opportunity to network, meet new faculty, and see returning faculty prior to the start of a new semester. All ACC employees are invited to attend at no cost. Employees are encouraged to pre-register for workshops.
Austin Community College’s Celebration of Great Teaching is based on the national Great Teaching Seminar, a movement begun in 1969. The time we spend together is like no other professional development you will encounter. Many have said it is the best professional development of their career.
The Celebration is based on the premise that teachers learn teaching best from other teachers and that creativity is enhanced by mixing teachers of diverse teaching fields, experience levels, and interests. The emphasis is on the universals of teaching and on the special nature of those who are and aspire to be great teachers. If properly tapped, the collective wisdom of practicing educators surpasses that of any expert.