By | December 3, 2021
If you are looking to be involved in decisions made across the college then prepare to be excited! This week there are four different groups that need a full-time faculty representative and an opportunity to join the Senate is live. Details about these opportunities are found below.Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual town hall. We covered a variety of topics and got some great suggestions. Plans have already begun for another event in the spring. As always, until next time, stay safe!~SamanthaSamantha Croft, Ph.D.scroft@austincc.edu
The Standard Poll of the Week 
Should ONL classes have access to the ACC testing centers for initial testing?  Click here to vote!
Newsworthy Information
Faculty Senate Nominations are open
The Full-time Faculty Senate welcomes you to join us as a Senator and directly impact issues that affect faculty across the college. There are several openings to serve from January to August 2022 available to be filled by any full-time faculty at ACC. The time commitment for being a is 1.5 hours a month. Senators are expected to attend our monthly Faculty Senate meetings on the second Friday of the month from 12-1:30 pm. We hope that you will consider serving the college by sharing your opinions and experience as a Senator. 
To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete this form by 11:59pm today. 
Faculty Virtual Town hall Summary
The Full-time Faculty Senate leadership hosted a virtual faculty town hall on Tuesday.  Thank you to all of you who participated. A summary of key points is found below for those who could attend.
 Faculty Town Hall Summary Nov 30, 2021
Faculty Senate Meeting on Friday, December 10th
 All full-time faculty are encouraged to attend the Faculty Senate meeting on Friday, December 10th, from noon-1:30 pm. The link to join is on the agenda. 
See the December FS Meeting Agenda.
Return to Campus Town Hall with Dr. Shasta Buchanan
All employees are invited to join the Association of Professional-Technical Employees for a Return to Campus Town Hall with Dr. Shasta Buchananon Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Submit your questions for Dr. Buchanan via the RSVP form.Zoom Details: https://austincc.zoom.us/j/92526703639?pwd=ZjRSZ21zT0ZOV0JiOWJGSWozN0pUUT09Meeting ID: 925 2670 3639, Passcode: 839670RSVP: https://forms.gle/QHuhrzBYnyyXuYpY7
The Faculty Senate Wants To Hear From You!
Email us any topics you would like discussed at a Faculty Senate meeting by clicking on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter.
Available Opportunities
Full-time Faculty members needed for Appeals Committee Pool
As part of ACC’s new Grievance Process, four representatives are needed to serve in an appeals committee pool. Express your interest in serving by clicking on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter.More information about the Grievance Process can be found here
Full-time Faculty members needed for the 3 Cs Learning CommunityThe 3 Cs Cross Functional Team is pleased to announce a leadership opportunity that will take place during the Spring 2022 semester. We will be hosting a “3 Cs Learning Community” that will be tasked with creating materials to help spread the 3 Cs throughout ACC. This learning community will be a collaborative team with representatives selected from across the college. The idea for this learning community came from our Spring 2021 roundtable discussions, and we are very excited to continue the 3 Cs conversation with leaders at ACC. You can learn more about this opportunity by reviewing the Community Charge and the Application to Participate. If you have any questions, please email Missi Patterson at mpatters@austincc.edu The deadline to apply is Friday, December 10.
Full-time Faculty Salaries and Benefits Committee Member Opening
The is one opening for a full-time faculty to serve on the Faculty Senate’s Salary and Benefits Committee. Click on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter to email your interest in joining this committee.More information about the committee and meeting dates can be found here.
Full-time Faculty Emergency Loan/Grant Committee Member Opening
The is one opening for a full-time faculty to serve on ACC’s Employee Emergency Loan/Grant Committee. Click on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter to email your interest in joining this committee.More information about the Emergency Fund can be found here.
In Case You Missed It
Fall Commencement Information Announced
On Monday, December 13, 2021, ACC will host an in-person commencement ceremony to recognize ACC’s fall 2021 graduate candidates as well as the certified graduates from spring, summer, and fall 2020 and spring and summer 2021.
Click here for more details.

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