Spring Development Day 2022 welcomes all Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff to a new spring semester. The 2022 theme, “Light Your Fire,” invites employees to explore professional development topics that fuel their purpose and sense of belonging. Spring Development Day will be delivered entirely online on Friday, January 14.

This event offers a full day of inspiring sessions to enhance your practices and processes, improve creativity and wellness, and develop new technical talents, teaching techniques, and interpersonal skills.

Choose from more than 30 sessions covering topics such as:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design
  • Active and Engaged Teaching
  • Adobe Tools
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Austin Community College (ACC) Resources
  • Creativity
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Wellness

Employees who register will be entered to win raffle prizes.

Register now!

Keynote: Fire Up Your JEDI Lightsabers! presented by Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz

Let’s spend some time learning and sharing how Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lead to well-fueled passions and stronger connections at ACC. Bring your “light side” dedication to student success and get ready to battle the “dark side” forces of deficit mindsets, low expectations, and implicit bias.

Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz has been teaching Sociology for two decades at academic institutions like The University of Texas at Austin, The Ohio State University, Concordia University Texas, and ACC. He was recently named Austin Community College’s Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Initiatives in Instruction.

He received his doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin and in 2015-16 received a Fulbright Scholar Award.