I'm Missi Patterson, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of Faculty Development at Austin Community College. My current project is working on a new center for faculty development. Along with the Faculty Development Advisory Group, we aim to create both physical and online spaces for more collaboration between faculty members at ACC.
Until we find our permanent online home, please feel free to browse our offerings here. We hope you'll contribute to our efforts in whatever way works for you.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FCTL:
The FCTL was created in July of 2014, and we are here to help faculty in any way we can. Take a peek at our vision, mission and value statements.
ARCHIVED MONTHLY REPORTS:
Each month, I'll try to tell you a bit about what we've been up to.
FCTL EVENTS AND EVALUATIONS:
The strength of any Faculty Center is in the learning opportunities it provides. Take a peek at the events we've offered and the evaluations we've received.
- New Faculty Seminar - Session #1 (2014): This was our first session of brand new seminar aimed at faculty members who've recently joined ACC. This event took place on 9/26/14, and was entitled "Connecting With Your College, Colleagues, and Students."
- Student Graffiti Sessions (September 2014): On several dates in September FCTL staff visited several campuses and collected student comments about faculty. See the advice our students have for us!
- Teaching Dual-Credit Students (2014): This event was a collaboration with the ECHS department and aimed to give ACC instructors who teach in High School programs the opportunity to learn from each other and from members of the ECHS and ECS departments. It took place on 8/22/14 as a part of the afternoon workshops of General Assembly.
ARCHIVED SURVEY RESULTS:
One of the most important things we are doing is learning from our colleagues. To make this a "faculty-led" project, we must be in constant contact with the entire faculty. We plan to engage in regular surveys to learn about the needs of faculty. Once we start offering enrichment opportunities, we'll also engage in surveys to allow faculty to evaluate our offerings.
Survey results will be emailed to faculty, and/or archived here.
- Fall 2014 - FCTL Survey #2 - "How would you like to participate?" - This survey was sent on Monday, August 18, 2014, and was closed September 2, 2014. Out of 2482 surveys sent, 267 faculty members chose to participate (response rate = 10.8%). This survey focused on preferred topics, times and formats for faculty development opportunities.
While the goal of the FCTL is transparency, the results of three survey questions have been removed from this report. We left in the names of individuals singled out for praise, but we did not wish to identify individuals who were listed as giving poor development experiences. Additionally, for privacy purposes we removed the names and emails of participants who gave their information in response to a call for volunteers. The report presented here has been edited to remove the following:
- Text answers to "Describe the WORST faculty development opportunity you have engaged in during the past three years."
- Text answers to "In thinking about the poor opportunity above, please explain what made it so disappointing."
- Text answers to "If you are interested in any of the above opportunities for helping the Center, please provide your name, campus, department, and
email address. This information will not be tied to any of your other answers."
- This quickie survey simply existed to help schedule the New Faculty Seminar. With 64 faculty members responding, we had 50 votes for Friday mornings, and 14 votes for Saturday mornings. In response to this survey, we've scheduled the New Faculty Seminar on Friday mornings in the Fall 2014 semester. More information will be available as things with this project move forward.
- Summer #1 2014 - This survey was offered to our entire faculty. Out of 2458 surveys sent, 580 faculty members chose to participate. We thank those of you who helped us get to this 23.6% response rate, which we think is astounding for the summer! This survey focuses on some ideas for our first initiatives, and asked faculty members to contribute their ideas for how we could introduce new faculty to our college.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP:
If you are willing to help with "Center" related activities, please follow this link to submit your information. We appreciate any and all help!
I relish any opportunity to spend time with my faculty colleagues. I'll be able to do more for you if I know your needs well. You are welcome to call or email me anytime, and I will keep a few hours open each week for face to face meetings.
- Missi Patterson, PhD
- Phone: 512-223-7043
- Office: HBC 507.4
- Access my calendar to schedule an appointment directly by clicking on the "book now" link below:
Last updated: October 2014 by Missi Patterson -