|Thank you for the opportunity to represent you this year. It has been an incredible honor that I am humbled to have had. The turmoil of the last two years created a unique opportunity to evaluate longstanding policies and propose practical changes to align with changing needs. The Senate worked hard to advocate for our full-time faculty as we transitioned back to campus and worked to establish our “new normal.” ACC faculty faced extraordinary challenges this year, such as determining on-campus COVID policies, the first Workday transition, staffing shortages, employee burnout, registration declines, and extreme cost-of-living increases. I am proud of the efforts of our Senate to respond and partner with the administration to guide the college forward successfully. Thank you to our outstanding 2021-2022 Senators. With complete confidence, I turn the reigns over to the capable hands of Dr. Nancy Stano to build upon this year’s accomplishments and advance unfinished work. I will leave you with a call to take an hour or two out of your month to get involved with governance at ACC. Join the Senate, serve on a committee or council, or communicate your ideas and needs to a Senator. Your input matters.Thank you all for your support and enjoy your final week of the summer! ~Samantha|
|The Standard Poll of the Week|
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|Newly Updated Faculty Semester Checklist|
The beginning of the semester is a chaotic time! It can be easy to neglect one of the many items that faculty are responsible for completing. There is a newly updated faculty semester checklist, complete with web links and short videos, to ensure you don’t miss any details. The updated faculty checklist can be found here.
|LAST CALL!! Apply for the TLA by August 12th|
Apply now for the year-long Teaching & Learning Academy (TLA) starting in Fall 2022. Anchored in the ACC Faculty Values and developed by faculty for faculty, the TLA contributes to student success by expanding faculty teaching practices. The program supports faculty based on evidence-based teaching strategies, reflective practice, and teaching innovation. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 12th, 2022.More information can be found at www.austincc.edu/tla.
|In Case You Missed It|
|Upcoming Financial Wellbeing Seminars|
With the cost of fuel, food, and generally everything, most of us are increasingly stressed about finances. Some helpful events are coming up this month on topics related to financial wellness, including.
Eating well on a Budget featuring Holly Cuozzo of Texas DPS.
Thursday, August 11th, 10-11 a.m. CT.
Am I eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? How can I apply? Ask the experts at Trellis: Thursday, August 18th, 10-11 a.m. CT
Self-Leadership & Your Financial Journey featuring Lt. Lynn Floyd of Texas DPS
Thursday, August 25th, 10-11 a.m.
Your Medicare Coverage When Approaching Retirement- A specialist from Social Security will explain your Medicare and Social Security Benefits and the steps you will need to take when you are approaching retirement including Medicare part A and B.
Thursday, September 8th- noon.
You can view the full descriptions of these webinars on the ACC Wellness Webinars Google Site here.
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