The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park was awash in purple and Riverbat pride on Wednesday, March 27, as thousands of ACC employees gathered for the college’s inaugural Data Summit. 

Attendees learned more about the results from Chancellor Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart’s first 100 days, took a deep dive into our data, and discussed strategies to embrace our new Theory of Change.

Throughout the summit, employees were given the opportunity to interact with the data and provide feedback. They also heard from cabinet members to learn how the different areas of the college will work together to lead us to our North Star: We’re going to love our students to success and achieve a 70% completion rate by 2030. 

Chancellor Lowery-Hart reiterated that the work won’t be a top-down effort but a horizontal approach and that employees will define the work while administration will provide support.

The college closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. so that all employees could take part in the day of learning, networking, and inspiration. The Data Summit was recorded for those who were unable to attend or would like to revisit the day.  

Watch the discussion here using your ACC credentials to log in. The slide deck from the Summit can be found on the Data Summit web page

All employees should have received a copy of the book “Class” by Stephanie Land to read. Written as a memoir, the book can help us better understand the point of view of a struggling student. 

Copies are still available for employees who did not receive one. Contact your nearest ACC Library to arrange a time to pick up a copy.

Share your experience

Share your photos and videos by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject line Data Summit Content Submission.

Click here to view a photo album of images from the summit.

Provide your feedback

A short survey has been sent out to all employees to help the college know what parts of the Summit were most helpful. Please take a few minutes to share your feedback and help improve future experiences. Take the short survey here. 

Keep the journey going

Employees are encouraged to keep the conversation going. Here are some ways to do so:

Next steps

The Chancellor will continue the discussion in the next Virtual Employee Town Hall on Friday, April 5. Learn more about the processes for: 

  • Nominations to the design teams 
  • Giving feedback on what works and what doesn’t
  • Sharing ideas

Join the town hall HERE.