Set course for a great year at General Assembly Aug. 26


Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues in setting a course for the future at General Assembly Friday, August 26, at the downtown Austin JW Marriott hotel (110 E. Second St.).

The day begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and a chance to connect with various college departments and programs at information tables.

Morning events include the state of the college address by President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes, the announcement of the Riverbats Bravo Employee of the Year recipient, and a raffle. See a list of raffle prizes.

Featured keynote speaker Garrett Groves, director of the Economic Opportunity Program at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, will discuss “Building Talent Pipelines: Aligning Education, Workforce and Economic Development.”

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Before taking part in afternoon workshops at Highland Campus and Highland Business Center, faculty and staff can purchase lunch from food trucks in the Highland Campus west parking lot.

Employees can choose from more than 40 workshops focusing on professional and technical skill development. Afternoon sessions are 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 3:15 – 4:45 p.m., with mini sessions in-between. A few options:

  • All On Board: Onboarding through Purposeful Engagement and Reengagement
  • Examining Student Data Using ACC Public Dashboards
  • Exploring Social Media Networking Tools for Teaching & Learning
  • Integrating Web Conferencing into Your Teaching for Student Success
  • Promoting Your ACC Program: Start Here. Get There.
  • Strengthening the Connections Between Faculty and Counselors
  • Teaching to Ghosts

Transportation and parking

Parking is available at the Marriott; however space is limited. Please consider taking one of the free shuttles, carpooling, or riding the MetroRail or MetroBus.

Shuttles will depart from Highland Campus beginning at 7:15 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 9 a.m. Return trips will begin at noon and run every 15 minutes. Shuttle riders will receive an extra raffle ticket.

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Those unable to attend can view a live webcast of the morning presentations. A closed-captioned video will be available after the event.

For more information, go to the General Assembly webpage, contact ACC’s Faculty Development Office, or email Christina Michura.

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