By | December 9, 2021
Congratulations all! You made it to the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Hopefully, this semester that started with so many unknowns has ended slightly more predictable and comfortable. We can only hope that Spring 2022 will be a little more stable and give us a better sense of what our worlds will look like for the immediate future. Before you turn off your screens and close your email next week, I ask you to consider volunteering your voice to serve the college next Spring. We have several available opportunities from last week and a new one added this week. These positions have wide-reaching effects on the lives of employees across the college, including implementing the 3Cs work, determining the allocation of the Employee Emergency Funds, and serving in the grievance appeals process. Your time and opinions will have a significant impact.May your holiday break be relaxing and renewing. We all deserve some much-needed rest! Happy holidays! I will talk to you again in January.~SamanthaSamantha Croft, Ph.D.scroft@austincc.edu
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Newsworthy Information
Faculty Senate 2021 Special Election is now live!
Please take a minute to cast your vote to determine who will be our newest Senators. The election closes Monday, December 13th at 5 pm.The ballot can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9C96YN6.
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.
Media Services is now Educational Technology Support
Using one central phone number, you’ll quickly be connected to the first team member available for help with classroom A/V, checking out equipment, and teaching technology. 512-223-0111 will allow faculty and staff to request support, regardless of location.
More information about ETS can be found here. 
Campus Conversation on ACC Facilities is tomorrow
Hear about the latest developments at campuses districtwide including updates and renovations to Riverside, Rio Grande, Eastview, Northridge, and Highland Campus as well at the Highland Business Center. Learn more about what to expect in 2022. Friday, December 10 from 9 – 10 a.m.  The location is ACC Highland Campus, Building 2000 Presentation Hall and live stream. 
Click here for more information.
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
One Full-time Faculty member needed for Appeals Committee Pool
As part of ACC’s new Grievance Process, one more representative is 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.
ACC 50th Anniversary Planning Committee Members
We need a full-time faculty member who is eager to roll up their sleeves and help us get to work planning a year-long celebration beginning at General Assembly 2022 and will continue through 2023. Click on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter to email your interest in joining this committee.
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 committee and meeting dates can be found here.
In Case You Missed It
Fall Commencement Information 
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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