By | July 7, 2022
My weekly appearance in your inbox has slowed in frequency to match the languid pace of college news. One thing that hasn’t slowed to a crawl is our training options. Take a peek at the exciting PD opportunities coming soon. Also, don’t forget to make those benefit changes this week; speak now or hold your peace until next summer!~Samantha
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Newsworthy Information
Summer Benefits Enrollment is June 27th – July 9th
Any employee wishing to make changes to their plan can access their ERS benefit information and make Summer Enrollment changes through ERS Online at Employees who do NOT want to change their benefits do not need to do anything during summer enrollment. Check out this video HERE to learn more about making Summer Enrollment changes or attend a virtual ERS Summer Enrollment Webinar or an ACC HR Q&A session.
Click HERE to RSVP for a Q&A time slot and receive the Zoom link to join the Q&A session for that day. 
Available Opportunities
DC needed for Adjunct Staffing Work
The new Adjunct Staffing Committee needs a current Department Chair to serve as one of the committee co-chairs. Contact Samantha Croft to if you are interested in joining this committee.
More information about the committee can be found here.
Faculty needed for the new Grievance Review Council
A Grievance Review Council was created as part of our newly implemented Employee Grievance process. We need two full-time faculty members to work to report on the state of the grievance process and offer recommendations. 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 can be found here.
In Case You Missed It
OIRA Summer 2022 Learning Series
The Office of Institutional Research & Analytics (OIRA) is hosting two virtual learning events this summer. Come join us to learn more about the experiences of part-time ACC students from Dr. Janelle Green and to “walk” and talk with OIRA about findings from two recent ACC student surveys. 

Experiences of Part-time Students (aka the Invisible Majority) at Austin Community College
July 19, 2022, 10:00–10:45 AM  Click here for more information and to register

Virtual Data Walk and Discussion: Trellis Student Financial Wellness Survey and Survey of Entering Student Engagement
July 26, 2022, 10:00–11:00 AM Click here for more information and to register
Applications Open for The Syllabus Project Faculty Learning Community!
The Syllabus Project FLC is a 10-month learning community that will bring together faculty from our 10 Areas of Study to explore the syllabus as a learning tool. Faculty teams will explore instructional and information strategies with the syllabus in mind that help students feel belonging and consider their strengths, skills, values, interests, and needs to find purpose and pursue meaningful work and careers. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 17th, 2022.More information can be found here.