I worked part time for ACC as a tutor. This program is a peer lead study sessions to help students in the mastery of the subject. My area was in Intro to Anatomy and Physiology. Knowing that I was helping students get through a tough course with A's was an amazing feeling.
anonymous (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – May 21, 2018
Watch your back as there are several people who will "tell" on you for the smallest things, which of course, does not apply to them, just you, and the reason may be that they're jealous or feel that you rubbed them the wrong way. Basically, favoritism.
Inconsistency in management and rules for employees
Adjunct Faculty 3d Animation & Multimedia (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 11, 2018
Great place to teach! I wish it paid better because I wouldn't have left into the Corporate World. Night classes were perfect until I got bumped out. I think I will try again to teach there soon. It was very rewarding.
Curriculum is maintained from semester to semester
Professor (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 30, 2018
I would have open office hours on campus, but students would also be able to contact me by emails. I would teach one or two classes lecturing, open up discussions on that day materials. My favorite part of class was a topic question at the beginning of every class "What has happen in the news since we last meet. We would discussion news and current events.
Student Life Specialist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 23, 2018
There are a ton of great opportunities at Austin Community College. Unfortunately some not all departments are tough to work at. It is not reflection on the college but it does make it difficult to be a good employee when lack of ethics from other employees get in the way. Overall ACC is a great place to work, one will just have to be mindful of which department they choose.
ACC is an alright place to work. You get pretty standard benefits like paid health insurance, and 3 free classes a year. It really depends on your supervisor as far as how stressful work is. You can definitely get by with doing the bare minimum so if you're someone who enjoys challenges you'll eventually realize this isn't the job for you. Pay is not good. Very below the average in Austin. You do get spring and winter break off automatically so I guess if you're a parent that's helpful.
Professor of Economics (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 8, 2018
I enjoyed my time at ACC (since 1994). Based on my performance, I could remain there indefinitely. However, my love for humanitarian work is now becoming the primary focus of this the last chapter of my life. While I have done some online classes at ACC since 2011, doing only part-time online adjunct teaching is not feasible for faculty that have served in a previous full-time capacity.
Scheduling can't accomodate faculty changing life circumstances
I taught woodworking/furniture making and every student wanted to be there and learn how to build with stuff with their own hands. Management respected the skill set I brought to my students and were very supportive.