Teaching & Learning Champions is a series of spotlight articles about faculty & staff who contribute to student learning (Guided Pathways Essential Practice #4). We share their stories to celebrate their dedication to instructional excellence & innovation. #ACCExcellence

Travis IrbyMeet Travis Irby, Instructional Designer at the Elgin Campus

Tell us a little bit about what you do!

I work with academic course development, professional training development, and general instructional design services, as well as provide technical support and training to faculty for Blackboard and related tools in the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED).

Three words that best describe you?

Dutiful, agreeable, responsible

How do you support faculty at ACC? Why is this work important?

I support ACC faculty in multiple ways including course design and professional development. This work is important because it helps instructors maximize their instructional practices at all levels. As more classes go online, we provide support in designing an online course as well as utilizing the tools we have to deliver the online course.

How long have you worked at ACC?

I have worked at ACC for about three years. Prior to coming to ACC, I worked at Texas State University as an instructional designer.

Tell us about your educational background.

I have four degrees. A BS Journalism and Ph.D. in Agriculture from Texas A&M, an MA from Texas State University in Technical Communication, and a MED in Special Education from the University of Texas.

What is the best thing about your job?

My job provides quite a bit of variety. I enjoy solving problems and helping others solve their problems.

Connect with Travis via email: travis.irby@austincc.edu

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