Dear TLED team,

We have a short but busy week ahead as we prepare to host the largest ACC employee event of the year! General Assembly is this Friday and we have a great lineup of speakers and breakout sessions. I just wanted to share the registration numbers and how much interest there has been on the topics we’ve put together for the afternoon sessions.



Morning Program


Keynote Joshua Wyner, Aspen Institute


Morning Live Stream

registration remains open




Building A Culture of Communication

collaboration between TLED/Faculty Communications, Marketing and Student Affairs



Putting Community in ACC

collaboration between TLED/Experiential Learning, CE, Community Programs, Student Support Services, VP Partnerships


High Impact Practices

Pathways: What role do I play?

collaboration between TLED/Faculty Development/Experiential Learning, Faculty and Student Affairs

139 Change Management

ACC Pathways to Transformation

Collaboration between Human Resources and Student Affairs

We have a few General Assembly “FIRSTS” this year as well:
  • This year we have had the most cross-departmental collaboration in the planning and implementation efforts. In addition to TLED faculty and staff, we have had participation from Student Affairs, Instruction, Marketing, Campus Operations, Human Resources, Sustainability, and Wellness. General Assembly has been a great example of how we can leverage and build partnerships to move forward with clarity of purpose, roles and outcomes. 
  • This is also the first time we are hosting the event at the Austin Convention Center, a city-run facility with LEED® Gold Certification.
  • We will be leveraging the use of iPads for check-in.
  • We have an event ‘app’ available for participants.
  • We have multiple transportation options available in addition to the traditional ACC shuttles.
A very special thanks to all those who are part of this project and make it happen seamlessly. Special shout-out to the many who have volunteered to help, to Matt Evins for an excellent job as Project Manager, and Courtney Grams for leading the initial conversations in developing this year’s theme.
We look forward to hosting this event and guiding the pathways conversations throughout the year in support of Connections: People, Partnerships and Pathways to Student Success.

See you at the Convention Center on Friday!<




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Susan M. Thomason, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, TLED

Austin Community College District

5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, Texas 78752

512.223.7796 / 512.223.7667  |