Student Success Course Intervention (EDUC-1300)

A Student Success course is designed to prepare students for the demands of college and for success in the world of work. The course incorporates the latest research and theories in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. In relation to the latter, it emphasizes setting priorities, time management, effective listening, note-taking, concentration techniques, retention of information, book analysis, comprehension techniques, and test-taking skills. This course also incorporates modules that are designed to facilitate the use of library databases in conducting research, planning and setting educational objectives, lifelong career assessment, decision-making, financial aid, tutoring, and student support services, enabling the student to maximize the use of college resources.

Application Process to Teach in Student Development

Application process will vary based on applicant status.  Initial teaching assignments will be made throughout the summer by the Dean of Social and Behavioral Science, the Department Chair for General Studies and Student Development, and the Assistant Department Chair of SDEV. 

A. For Current ACC Faculty and Staff new to the EDUC course
Minimum Pre-Requisite Qualifications - Master’s Degree in any Discipline plus successful completion of ACC SS Course Faculty Training Program

  1. Provide a statement of interest and CV through our online form

  2. Obtain department approval / letter of support from supervisor this form will be automatically generated and sent to your supervisor after you submit the online statement of interest

  3. Complete required Student Success Course Faculty Training Program Completing this training does not guarantee teaching assignment in SDEV

  4. Completion of required HR documents.

B. For current ACC Faculty that currently teach or have previously taught courses in the SDEV Program
Minimum Pre-Requisite Qualifications / SACS - Master’s Degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Education, Master’s Degree in a Discipline plus 18-hours in Psychology, Educational Psychology or Education

  1. Complete required Student Success Course Faculty Training Program

C. For Interested Potential Faculty external to ACC
Minimum Pre-Requisite Qualifications / SACS - Master’s Degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Education, Master’s Degree in a Discipline plus 18-hours in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Education

  1. Provide a statement of interest and CV to Assistant Dept. Chair, SDEV, Tobin Quereau
  2. Complete successful interview/selection by SDEV chair and faculty
  3. Complete required Student Success Course Faculty Training Program
  4. Complete employment documents through the Office of Human Resources


Training Description

ACC Student Success Course - Faculty Training Program
This 20-hour training program will provide the necessary information and resources to qualify faculty that want to teach the mandatory ACC Student Success Course.  14 hours of in-person sessions are supplemented with 6 hours of online activities.  

Training Outcomes
Upon completion of the training, faculty will:  

  1. Assess a variety of cognitive/theoretical models.
  2. Apply standard course structure, learning outcomes, activities, and current assessment strategies.
  3. Explore Pearson's online (digital) resources.
  4. Compare the outcomes of the different credit hour offerings.
  5. Align content with intent and appropriate delivery.
  6. Apply BB tools to build course community (online). Identify activities to build community in the classroom.
  7. Identify classroom management techniques for specific purposes.
  8. Use Campus 2 Careers, Degree Map, and other ACC programs and services that facilitate students’ career exploration, selection of academic major, and confirmation of their educational plan

 

Incentives: 

Adjunct faculty will receive a $200 stipend to complete the training and be awarded professional development credit. 

Full-time staffing table employees will receive professional development credit but no additional compensation. 

 

Summer 2015 Training Schedule Options

  • June 22 and 23, 8:30-5:00pm, HBC 411
  • July 7, 8, and 9, 1:00-6:00pm, HLC 2101 (last session only goes to 5:00pm)
  • July 11 and 18, 8:30-5:00pm, HLC 2219
  • July 25 and August 1, 8:30-5:00pm, HLC 2219
  • August 8 and 15, 8:30-5:00pm, HLC 2219

Interested potential faculty will register and receive credit for these sessions through the college’s Workshop Registration database. 

https://eapps.austincc.edu/workshops/www/login.php

 

Training Resources

Additional training resources will be made available through the SS Course Blackboard Training Site.  We encourage faculty to collaborate, make recommendations and provide additional resources that will further the goals of this intervention and meet the student learning outcomes of the course. 

If you have additional questions please contact

Tobin Quereau
Assistant Department Chair
Student Development
Phone: (512) 223.3391
quereau@austincc.edu

Gaye Lynn Scott
Dean
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (512) 223.3770
gls@austincc.edu

Susan Thomason, Ph.D.
Director
Instructional Development
Phone: (512) 223-7796
sthomaso@austincc.edu