By | November 18, 2021
The backbone of ACC is you, our talented faculty. Your creativity, your intellect, and your point of view are needed across the college to craft the processes and initiatives that will carry us into the future. Please take the time to participate in service to the college that stirs your passion. If you are looking for an opportunity, email me. I will be happy to help you find a place.

There are several upcoming opportunities for you to share your voice. 

November 30th from 4-5 pm, the leadership of the Full-time Faculty Senate will host a virtual town hall event. More information and a link to submit your questions are found below. I encourage all faculty to join this session to hear and be heard.
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning review process is officially underway. On December 2nd from 4-5 pm, there will be a virtual open working session to craft the vision for the new FCTL. All employees who are interested in giving input on this faculty-led teaching innovation center should join us.

We will not have a Senate Standard next week due to the holidays. I hope that everyone has a joyous and restful Thanksgiving break.As always, until next time, stay safe!~SamanthaSamantha Croft, Ph.D.scroft@austincc.edu
The Standard Poll of the Week 
Do you think that the college should close on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in future years?   Click here to vote~
Newsworthy Information
ACC Awards Nominations are now open
Have you noticed a colleague going above and beyond? It’s our responsibility to recognize the “best of ACC” and celebrate teaching and leadership excellence when we see it. Nominations for awards are open now through December 13th. https://youtu.be/-nASnTMQklY Take a moment to recognize your peers: austincc.edu/awards
Faculty Virtual Town hall on November 30th.
Join us at a virtual faculty town hall hosted by the leadership of the Full-time Faculty Senate.  This will be an open forum for full-time faculty across the college to have questions answered, discuss pressing topics, give suggestions, and bring forward concerns. A summary of key points will be available after the meeting for those who cannot attend. Submit your questions and topics of interest to ensure that we share the information you want and need. There will also be an opportunity for live Q&A. Look for a reminder email with the link to the event.
Submit your questions and topics of interest here
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.
In Case You Missed It
Fall Commencement Information AnnouncedOn 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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