Austin Community College District (ACC) held a series of roundtable discussions this spring to get feedback from stakeholders across the college on developing tools and resources for the college’s Collaboration, Connection & Caring (3 Cs) initiative. 

About 77 employees participated in the April 2021 roundtables. As a result of the discussions, the 3 Cs Cross Functional Team identified themes of importance, collected ideas for new tools and training programs, and updated and refined the 3 Cs definitions. 

“Building a healthy culture is important work, which requires careful collaboration and deep reflection. I have been honored to work with so many wonderful people at ACC who were willing to engage in both,” says Dr. Missi Patterson, 3 Cs Cross Functional Team member. “We’ve made a lot of progress, and it was only possible because of your contributions.”

The 3 Cs Cross Functional Team has presented the following documents to the Chancellor and Cabinet and will post them online soon:

The 3 Cs Cross Functional Team is comprised of:

  • Gerry Tucker, Human Resources vice president
  • Jenna Cullinane Hege, Institutional Research and Analytics vice president
  • Brette Lea, Communications & Marketing vice president
  • Missi Patterson, Full-Time Faculty Senate past president and Psychology associate professor
  • Nicole Bell, HR Staff Development coordinator
  • Haydeana Gaviria, HR Staff Professional Development & Evaluation manager
  • Alison Kadlec, external consultant

On June 7, the Office of Human Resources held a Campus Conversation with Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes to discuss the progress of the 3 Cs and share details about new professional development opportunities coming soon. Watch the recording here