Faculty, congratulations on completing another semester! Review highlights that you might have missed from fall 2021 below, curated by TLED’s Faculty Communications team.

Dr. Sharon Butler, ACC professor of General Studies, shared insights on teaching excellence. Watch the video here

Tim Klein, director of strategic partnerships at Project Wayfinder, spoke about The Power of Purpose & Belonging in Student Success. He shared research that demonstrates just how important purposeful belonging is for student success. He said, “Purpose can be learned, but it can’t be taught. It’s a form of self-education that can’t come from an external source.” He also gave advice for how we can help students find purposeful belonging. Watch the recording and make sure you’re subscribed to updates for future speakers!

Flower Darby presented “Answering the Call: New Motivation for Excellence in Teaching” at the Teaching & Learning Academy’s kickoff

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed or stressed recently, you need to listen to Flower Darby’s presentation! Flower reminds us that YOU are what make a college education valuable — your guidance, your feedback, your expertise, and your connections. 

Watch the recording for more teaching tips, recommended reading and personal stories from Flower’s own experiences as a teacher!

General Assembly’s 2021 theme, “Light Your Fire,” focused on the role that purpose and belonging play in student success and in our personal and professional growth. View a recap of the program here

Voters chose “Digital Fluency for Today’s Jobs” as ACC’s next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The College will devote the next five years to this issue to improve student learning outcomes and student success.

TLED welcomed Dr. Eric Nathan, ACC’s new dean of Faculty Development & Evaluation. Read the interview here

Dr. Larry Davis, ACC Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, was interviewed for the Teaching & Learning Champions podcast. Listen to the episode here

The Office of Distance & Alternative Education’s annual symposium, “From Surviving to Thriving: Rocking the New Normal,” featured Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, ACC Academic Programs associate vice chancellor, as keynote speaker and Thursday and Friday breakout sessions. Find all the recorded sessions on the DESY 2021 website

Stay tuned for a great spring 2022 semester, kicking off with Spring Development Day on January 14.
Don’t forget to keep in touch with your fellow Riverbats during winter break! ACC faculty are sharing successes, challenges, and resources for online teaching EVERY DAY in our active “Keep Teaching ACC!” Facebook Group. Join over 550 ACC colleagues in this caring online community.