THE SENATE STANDARD – ISSUE 2.34
Dear Faculty Colleagues,
Spring ’21 is behind us and tomorrow (5/26) those of us teaching this summer go back on contract, with classes starting up again June 1. Find below various opportunities for professional development and volunteering. I do want to draw your attention to New Action Items below. It’s time to make your preferences about what Shared Government councils and committees and what standing Senate committees you’d like to serve on. Please take a few minutes before F 7/18 to access and complete the form via the link below.
Senate Meetings / Minutes / Agendas
The next Full-Time Faculty Senate meeting is Friday, June 11th from noon to 2:00PM. Click the link above to add this meeting to your Google calendar. If you have agenda ideas, please email Wayne Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY22 Senate Officers Election Results: The new FY22 Senate Officers have been chosen! Click here to view the full roster.
HR Memo on Housing Support Services: The College recognizes that during these times of challenge, employees need support and assistance in a variety of ways. There are a variety of city and county programs that provide assistance. To view the full memo and list of options, click here.
TLED recap of the April 23rd Faculty Evaluation Forum. Check out the recording of the forum at https://instruction.austincc.edu/tledupdates/2021/05/11/faculty-evaluation-forum-outcomes-april-23-2021/
ACC Leadership Academy Open [Application deadline June 4]: The ACC Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for full-time faculty and staff members. Participants are chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the college, the potential for professional growth, and long-term goals. You can visit this webpage for more information. To find out more about ACC Leadership Academy, join us for an info session!
- May 31st @ 1:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 944 0589 7323
Find your local number: https://austincc.zoom.us/u/a0I7zT4id
TLED Summer Software Day [Proposals due Monday, June 14; Event Friday, July 23]: Summer Software Day is an annual event that offers workshops for all ACC faculty and staff. The event provides you with an opportunity to keep up to date with your tech skills and learn new ones to implement in your classrooms and day-to-day tasks. This year, Summer Software Day will be delivered entirely online on Friday, July 23, 2021. Click here to get event reminders.
TLED’s Faculty Development team is seeking presenters for Summer Software Day sessions that focus on:
- ACC Resources
- Accessibility and Universal Design
- Active and Engaged Teaching
- Adobe Tools
- Assessment Techniques
- Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Please consider submitting a workshop proposal or encouraging a colleague to do so. Workshop proposals are due on Monday, June 14, 2021. More details are available at austincc.edu/softwareday
HR Compensation Announces Annual Educational Adjustment Process for Qualifying Full-Time Faculty [Deadline, July 31, 2021]: The Annual Educational Adjustment Process for Qualifying Full-Time Faculty is now being conducted by HR Compensation. If you have completed a higher degree or completed additional graduate hours (either 24, or 45 or more) in your teaching discipline or in the discipline of Education in this academic year (FY21), those additional hours or degree qualifies your salary to be reviewed for a higher salary level. See attached for more details. Contact Carla Dykstra at email@example.com with questions.
Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) [Application deadline August 1]: Registration is now open for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 cohort. Watch Samantha Croft’s short video for her take on why now is the right time to join this program. You have plenty of time before the deadline to apply, but please keep TLA in mind over the summer. Please mark your calendar to submit your application by August 1, 2021. Learn more and apply here.
New Action Items:
Call for Shared Governance and Senate Standing Committee Volunteers [Deadline: 5:00P Friday, July 18]: ACC’s shared governance structure and various committees are the primary ways ACC Full-Time Faculty can have a significant voice in college policies and procedures, budgets and technology allocations, and all the other decisions that go into running the college. Here is your chance to let your voice be heard as a volunteer on one or more of the various shared governance and senate committees. Please visit the form here and let us know your preferences by 5PM on Friday, July 18.