Development Timeline

AMP Development Timeline

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President/CEO, and Dr. Charles Cook, ACC Provost/EVP of Academic Affairs, shared information with all ACC employees about the development of the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan. Read the announcement.

Friday, December 13, 2019
Invitations were sent to the Steering Committee, inviting members of ACC’s academic and support services community to help guide the planning process for the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan. The Committee would be co-chaired by Dean Brandon Whatley of the Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies Area of Study and Dean Rachel Ruiz who heads Student Affairs at the Cypress Creek Campus.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Members of the Provost Council met with Steering Committee Co-Chairs Ruiz and Whatley to plan for the AMP Kick-off meeting to which all Deans and Department Chairs were invited.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
At the AMP Kick-off meeting, VP of Instruction Mike Midgley reviewed the accomplishments of the prior AMP (2014-2016) and Provost Cook described the purposes and processes for the development of the new AMP. Garrett Groves, VP for Business and Industry Partnerships, reviewed current demographic data as well as labor market information for the ACC service area. Dr. F. C. Caranikas, Acting VP for Institutional Research and Analytics, reviewed ACC student data, and Dr. Mary Harris, VP for Institutional Planning, Development, and Evaluation, the program reports that would be posted on the AMP website. Dr. Susan Thomason, AVP for Instructional Services, and Dr. Willie Martinez, Acting VP for Student Affairs, discussed resources their staffs would provide to assist Area of Study (AOS) teams in developing AMP proposals. Steering Committee Co-Chairs Ruiz and Whatley then discussed the template to be used by AOS teams for development of their proposals. Following the morning kick-off meeting, the Steering Committee met to review its responsibilities and timelines.

Friday, February 7, 2020
Steering Committee Co-Chair Whatley welcomed members from the Area of Study (AOS) Teams to a joint meeting followed by break-out meetings at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown:

  • Dean Pat Recek led the Health Sciences AOS Team meeting.
  • Dean Lorlie Ellis led a combined Team meeting for the Business, Culinary, and Hospitality AOS.
  • Dean Giao Phan led a combined Team meeting for the Education, Public and Social Services AOS.
  • Deans Tom Neville and Michael Acosta led the Arts, Digital Media, and Communication AOS Team meeting.
  • Deans Linda Smarzik and Jim Boullosa led the Computer Science and Information Technologies AOS Team meeting.
  • Deans Matthew Daude-Laurents and Sam Echevarria-Cruz led a combined Team meeting for the Liberal Arts AOS.
  • Deans Brandon Whatley and Roxanne Royalty led the Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies AOS Team meeting.
  • Deans David Fonken and Mervin Jones led the Science, Engineering, and Math AOS Team meeting.

At the following meeting of the Steering Committee, the AOS Chairs shared initial progress on proposal development. Assistant Dean Ron Johns led a presentation and review of the AMP proposal rubric. Provost Cook led members of the Steering Committee in providing feedback to the AOS Chairs on how proposals might be further aligned and strengthened

Friday, February 14, 2020
In support of the Academic Master Planning process, the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics hosted online training for TIPS (The Information Portal System). This is the online data tool that allows ACC employees to pull data with their own specific parameters. Get information on TIPS here. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Steering Committee Co-Chairs Whatley and Ruiz send AOS Team Co-Chairs a memo reminding them of the need to narrow their topics to the top three proposals. They included a new draft proposal template in which each proposal would be briefly described and demonstrate how it addressed the AMP strategic themes, how it encouraged cross-collaboration, and how it impacted student success.

Friday, March 13, 2020
The AMP development process was placed on temporary hold by the Provost as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the need for faculty and staff to devote full attention to moving all instruction and student services online. He announced that a new timeline would be prepared and published at a later date.

Monday, May 18, 2020
The AMP Steering Committee Co-Chairs announced that the AMP process would resume in fall 2020 with meetings to occur in August through November, 2020.

Friday, June 5, 2020
Phi Theta Kappa student officers for spring 2020, along with faculty sponsors Mary Kohls and Reed Peoples, presented "The Voice of the Student" offering input for the AMP.

Monday, July 20, 2020
Steering Committee Co-Chairs met with the Provost Office staff to plan resumed activities for AMP development in the fall 2020 semester.

Thursday-Friday, July 23-24, 2020
President Rhodes presented the 2020 State of the College to the Board of Trustees at a retreat, updating the Trustees on ACC progress toward its strategic goals, outlining his priorities for the 2020-2021 academic year, and explaining how the priorities aligned with development of the new AMP.

Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
The Teaching and Learning Excellence Division hosted an online "Future of Work Summit." The Summit featured state and national speakers who explored COVID-19’s impact on higher education, changes that may happen in the labor market, and how ACC might better prepare students for the future of work. The sessions were recorded and posted on the ACC website.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
A Kick-off webinar marked the renewal of the AMP development process in the fall 2020 semester. The webinar was attended by members of the Steering Committee and Area of Study (AOS) Teams and included a review of the process and the new timeline. Watch Webinar.

Friday, September 11, 2020
The AOS Teams met individually and later presented proposal topics to members of the Steering Committee and received feedback.

Friday, September 25, 2020
The fall ACC General Assembly opened with a keynote speaker presenting “The College of the Future.” Provost Cook shared the preliminary AMP proposal topics that had been submitted by the AOS Teams. The AOS Teams met in the afternoon to finalize plans and submit draft narrative proposals to the Steering Committee Co-Chairs by Monday, September 28, 2000. The draft proposals were posted on the AMP website with questions/comments from the Provost and other members of the Steering Committee.

Monday, September 28 through Monday, October 19, 2020
AOS teams recorded presentations of proposals via Webex, Google Meet, or Blackboard Collaborate for posting on the AMP Website. AOS teams also prepared their final written proposals for submission by October 19.

Tuesday, October 20 through Thursday, October 29, 2020
The Steering Committee members evaluated AOS Team proposals using the AMP scoring rubric and recorded final scores in an online evaluation form by October 29.

Friday, October 30, 2020
The Steering Committee met to review final evaluation scores, and align common themes in preparation for submission to the Executive Team. Watch meeting recording (passcode: +h++g3H6).

November 10 - 12, 2020
The Executive Committee met on November 10 and approved the AOS Team proposals as recommended by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee subsequently met with the Steering Committee on November 12 to provide comments and feedback.

Monday, November 16, 2020
The Steering Committee Co-Chairs joined the Provost in a presentation on the AMP approved proposals at a Special Meeting of the ACC Board of Trustees. At the same meeting, the Trustees also heard reports from the Regional Advisory Committees as well as from Pfluger Architects on an update of the District Facilities Master Plan. The Provost announced he would be working with the Communications and Marketing Department on publication of the AMP in early spring 2021.

Monday, December 7, 2020
PTK student officers for fall 2020, along with faculty sponsors Mary Kohls and Reed Peoples, submitted "Equity Minded Student Leadership" as a supplement to the Liberal Arts AOS Team proposal for revision of the ACC Honors Program.