Facstaff Digest – August 2014

Recharge, reconnect, and get inspired at General Assembly.

Recharge, reconnect, and get inspired at General Assembly.


FacStaff Digest is a monthly digest of news and announcements on the ACC Faculty and Staff webpage.

Kick off the year at General Assembly

Elevate your expertise at this year’s General Assembly, August 22. Hear speakers, attend workshops, strike a pose in the photo booth, and enter to win prizes. Find out more about this day of fun and enrichment.

‘Something exciting’ is starting now

After years of anticipation and planning, the opening of the state-of-the-art Highland Campus is just days away. Plan to celebrate this exciting chapter in ACC’s history at the campus dedication August 27. See details about the event.

FacStaff Change Guide: Learn what’s new

Did you know an instructional department and a college office now have new names? View the 2014-15 FacStaff Change Guide to learn about new and changing policies, procedures, and processes.

Find teaching resources in new ‘Toolbox’

ACC always has offered instructors a wealth of teaching and planning resources. Now, Library Services has assembled these resources — and some new ones — in an easy-to-navigate online repository. See how the new Faculty Teaching Toolbox can support student success.

Bond 2014: Stay informed with new webpage

In November, the ACC district will hold a bond and property tax cap election that addresses the college’s most urgent needs. A new webpage includes details about the propositions, background information, and a link for submitting questions. Find out more.

Faculty Profile: Teaching college survival skills

Raymond Gerson, adjunct professor of student development, still recalls the high school counselor who said he wasn’t “college material.” Now he helps his students discover their ability to succeed in college or a career. Read more.

Do you know a faculty or staff member who has an interesting story we should tell? Submit their name here.

HR Connection

Benefits information, Supervisor Certificate Program

IT Update

New contact info for tech support requests

Facilities News

Go online to get parking permit; Green Pass available this month

ACC Catalog

2014-2015 catalog available online

Upcoming Events

General Assembly

Highland Campus Dedication

ACC in the News

Austin Business Journal:
Natural light key to transformation of ACC’s Highland Mall Campus

Austin American-Statesman:
Rackspace bound for ACC’s Highland Campus

Austin Business Journal:
Looking for social media help? ACC students may have the answer

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