Austin Community College District (ACC) will host the inaugural 2024 Data Summit on Wednesday, March 27. This event is an introduction to the college’s institutional improvement work — a chance for the whole college to get on the same page about a vision for the future. 

The event is open to all employees and required for those who are full-time. It is optional for adjunct faculty, hourly employees, and part-time staff. 

RSVP is required.

Get ready for your Data Summit Day! Find information about what to expect and how to prepare below. 

First 100 Days Report

Get familiar with the college’s new values and theory of change before the Data Summit. The results of the Chancellor’s First 100 Days sessions are available in The First 100 Days Report. Find the report on the First 100 Days web page or by clicking here.

What to Expect

We’re getting together to learn more about the direction for all employees focused on the college’s new ‘North Star.’

The theory of change and the Chancellor’s First 100 Days Report will serve as the framework for the summit. Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart will share information about our redefined college values developed by ACC students, describe the state of the college through data visualization, and outline our work going forward to ‘love our students to success’….together.

Here are tips to help you prepare for the day of the event:

How to Get There

Due to limited parking, attendees are encouraged to carpool or take advantage of the shuttles departing from the Highland Campus South Parking Garage. Two accessible shuttles will be available.

If you are driving, remember to leave early. Austin traffic, weather, and carpooling can be unpredictable. So, give yourself more time than you expect. Parking is free to attendees at the venue.

What to Wear

The seating at the H-E-B Center is stadium-style. Please wear comfortable, casual office attire. Attendees are encouraged to show their ACC pride with purple or Riverbat spirit wear. Consider bringing a jacket or sweater. Temperatures in the H-E-B Center are cool due to the ice beneath the floors.

What to Bring

Since the seating is stadium-style there will be limited space for spreading out with your laptop or other materials. Consider streamlining your gear for the day to make this as comfortable as possible for yourself and your colleagues. Water fountains are available. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. Please note, glass is prohibited at the H-E-B Center. Don’t forget your smartphone. There will be opportunities to participate in interactive features during the Data Summit. Have your phone ready and charged so you can scan QR codes to review materials and participate in the activities. 

Find Your Seat

All attendees will sit in sections 101-105 and 119-122. Please note that there are ramps in sections 103 and 121 for those with mobility issues and/or electric wheelchairs. ASL interpreters also will be stationed in sections 103 and 121. There will be ushers available at the H-E-B Center to help you find the best section for you.

Know Your Accessibility Options

The H-E-B Center is a venue designed to be accessible for all attendees. The center offers accessible seating options, assistive listening devices, accessible restrooms, elevators, and more. Please visit the Guest Services & Accessibility | H-E-B Center page for more information. To request a workplace accommodation under ADA, please contact Alisol Martinez, Human Resources, [email protected].

Food & Refreshments

Lunch will be served, but other food will not be available for purchase at the venue before, during, or after the program.

Capture and share your Data Summit experience!

ACC faculty and staff attending the Data Summit on Wednesday, March 27, are encouraged to get creative and show off their Riverbat pride by documenting and sharing their experience.

You’re invited to share short video snippets or photos to capture your journey leading up to the Summit and during the event itself. This can be a selfie of you in your Riverbat gear or a brief video of you and your team enjoying lunch during the break and reflecting on what has been presented. Find some content ideas below.

You may submit your photos and videos by email to [email protected]. Please use the subject line Data Summit Content Submission.

Get engaged! Share your experience on social media. Find links to our internal social media channels below.

Content Ideas

  • Behind-the-scenes: Are you helping with books, directing people, posting signage, supporting the shuttle service, etc.? Give your colleagues a special behind-the-scenes look as you prepare for the Data Summit over the next week.
  • Purple Power: Show off your Riverbat + purple attire on the day of the Summit!
  • Transportation: Whether you’re carpooling, riding public transportation, walking, or practicing karaoke in your car — show off how you’re traveling to the Summit in style! 
  • Grand Entrance: Let us know what your view of arriving at the Summit looks like. 
  • RB Sightings: We’ll have a few special visitors present. Snap a photo or video with RB if you get the chance! 
  • Lunch Break: What tasty treat did you receive in your lunchbox? Give us insight into who you’re breaking bread with and if you’re reflecting on anything discussed thus far.
  • Data Summit Recap Thoughts/Grand Exit: Show us how you’re feeling after the journey to the Summit.

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For more information about the Data Summit, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit