Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall 2014


Flood at SPS and clean up over the summer. New floors, sheet rock, background paper,
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wedding dresses drycleaned.
New Department Website  - Still in DRAFT but we plan on launching the new and improved site mid September. The home page will have scrolling sample images and announcements. http://sites.austincc.edu/photo/ -   

Homepage: New Instagram account, department blog.
Program Info: List of degree plans and course descriptions, course schedules
About Us:  History, Faculty page: Each faculty will receive a page with similar content to the one you currently have but with a new fresh look and updated bios and images.  Please fill out the form link provided so I can collect new or updated material. Please complete by September 1st.

Galleries:
An area to feature student work by course that can easily be changed and updated as needed. Videos-we will add content and script the videos, i.e.-walk through studios and labs, faculty in lecture with class demo, student’s on fieldtrip, time laps of concept, set-up, studio shoot, lab edits and final image.

Alumni: We plan on featuring 3-4 alumni to start then create a page similar to the gallery page as the alumni page grows.
Contact us: Map, address, email and F.A.Q area.

Faculty Bio Form.  LINK
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ATPI Conference 2015 –will be in Arlington this year but plans to come back to Austin 2016

Fall "Precision Student Discount Days"-
Two days at ACC room 3112.
Tuesday September 2nd from 12pm-7pm
Wednesday September 3rd from 9am-1pm
They will bring reps from camera companies and plan on selling inks, papers and other supplies. They will set up shop on our campus as a convenience to our students.
Teachers Night at Precision - A reminder that Precision Camera & Video will be hosting our first Teacher’s Night on Thursday, August 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at our new store at 2438 West Anderson Lane. Representatives from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, MacGroup, and other major suppliers will be here to answer your questions and to present their latest products. These companies have also graciously provided many products we will be giving away during the evening. This is a chance to win some products for your program or yourself and to see the newest equipment from these vendors.
Please RSVP at
http://form.jotform.us/form/42245175243147 as we will be providing food and refreshments and need to book these ahead of time.

Adoroma Student and Educator discount program
https://www.adorama.com/pages/FSE-education?mode=edu
Semester Date:
School Closed- Monday, September 1st.

Print Show Fall 2014
Prints due  - Monday, Dec. 8th
Print judging - Tuesday, Dec.9th
Show set up - Wednesday, Dec. 10th  all day
Print Show - Thursday, Dec. 11th,  noon
Semester Ends - Sunday, Dec.14th
Parking Pass available online only – austincc.edu/parking
Hourly for 2014:  Hourly phone number 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Email:
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu


Lighthouse: Remember to load your lighthouse information. Link located on resource page.

Withdrawing Students:
  If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori so she can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.

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Sean - THE PICTURE REVIEW- Edition Three-2014 – Sean will introduce http://thepicturereview.com/
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Bill – New requirements for health care for faculty. Affordable Care Act ACC human resources link to information http://www2.austin.cc.tx.us/hr/benefits/aca.php
- Smith Victors out for fund and new LED lights
- File cabinets in 3012 to determine if you don’t need.
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Lori- Introduce new Student Information Form



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spring 2014


Spring 2014 Faculty Meeting Agenda
Meeting minutes in blue 1-9-14
THE PICTURE REVIEW- Edition One - Fall 2013
The Picture Review is a unique, interactive call for entry launched by Sean Perry and Kathryn Watts-Martinez and the Department of Photographic Technology at Austin Community College, debuting during the 2013 Fall Semester.
Area High School students from Austin, Travis, Westlake and McCallum high schools were invited to participate and submit their best photographs to the following categories – People, Places or Things. Students could enter photographs in all three categories, up to 5 images in each category, for a total of no more than 15 entries per student. The Advanced Imaging Classes at Austin Community College reviewed the photographs and record short screencast videos offering feedback with helpful insight – to build mentorship, and create meaningful dialogue about photography and image making. These videos were uploaded to a private account for each participant and a link sent back via email.
From all images submitted, The Picture Review mentors first select up to 9 photographs – 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category to be exhibited in Fall Austin Community College Photography Print Show. From those selections an award was presented to “Best in Show.” For more details please visit http://thepicturereview.com/

ATPI Conference 2014 February 7- 8, 2014
Friday 7th students on location at Texas State Capitol
Saturday 8th students at ACC NRG and SPS
Schedule is still being finalized as registrations increase. All hands-on classes will be at ACC on Saturday Feb. 8th. between 9am to 5:30pm. Check your email as we get closer to ATPI weekend.

 1-9-14
Kat explained that ATPI is still receiving enrollments and final classes will be announced once they calculate demand for hands-on classes. Kat will email faculty once decisions are made.  Will also find out when the Friday lecture sessions are scheduled for the Capitol grounds. She will email faculty once the schedule is set. 

Summer Schedule – Added additional PHTC1311 and PHTC 1400 from June 9 – Aug 10 to allow graduating high school students to enroll in classes after area high schools finish for the year.
regular 9 week summer semester is May 27 – July 29 



Affordable Care Act Limited information as of 1-8-14. Bill will review latest at faculty meeting. ACC human resources link to information. http://www2.austin.cc.tx.us/hr/benefits/aca.php
1-9-14
Bill has not received any updates from the college to report at the meeting. He will send out an email to faculty once he hears from the college.
Fall "Precision Student Discount Day"-
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 21st and 22nd. from 10am to 5:00pm  at Precision-note new location at 2438 W Anderson Ln  Austin, TX 78757(512) 467-7676They will sell inks, papers and other supplies. Precision is now offering two days so students will have time to visit the store and receive discounts on basic supplies. 


School Closed- Monday, January 20. Martin Luther King Jr. day
Spring Break –March 10 -16,  Monday -Sunday

Print Show Spring 2014
Prints due  - Monday, May 5th  till 10pm
Print judging - Tuesday, May 6th at 9:30am
Show set up -Wednesday, May 7th  all day

Print Show - Thursday, May 8th  at noon
Frank Curry led the group into discussion about a few changes we can make to the print show.
1. List brief criteria about the classes that are being judged and what is important to know about the class. For example what student technology level is expected at end of the course. This will be displayed above the category as they are being judged-details to be worked out.
2. No more thumbs up or down. Students and faculty felt it was insulting. We will look at other options. 
3. Allow faculty to challenge a judging decision-more discussion on when this applies.
  Frank will follow up on discussion.
Semester Ends -Sunday, May 11th  

Hourly for 2014:  Hourly phone number 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Email:
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu
Kyle Pierce: kpierce@austincc.edu

Withdrawing Students:  If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori so she can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.

Faculty Bios: We are going to start refreshing faculty bio pages and adding a faculty interview blog page. Details will be discussed at the meeting. All ideas welcome.Robert Gomez will start interviews and test the blog site in the spring semester.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall 2013



Fall 2013 Faculty Meeting:

Fall "Precision Student Discount Day": Tuesday, September 3rd from 12pm to 6:00pm at Precision-note new location at 2438 W Anderson Ln  Austin, TX 78757
(512) 467-7676They will sell inks, papers and other supplies. This is the only day Precision will offer discounts on basic supplies. 

Print Show Fall 2013
Prints due  - Monday, December 9th till 10pm
Print judging - Tuesday, December 10th at 9am
Show set up -Wednesday, December 11th all day

Print Show - Thursday, December 12th at noon
Semester Ends  -Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Hourly for 2013: will remain Cristine East, Kyle Pierce and Robert Gomez to help faculty with class needs. Hours available will be posted in the adjunct faculty office. Please contact them at 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Email:
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu
Kyle Pierce: kpierce@austincc.edu

Prerequisites: On your class roll make sure your students have met the required
prerequisites for your class.

Withdrawing Students: If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori so she can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.

Equipment Checkout: 
First day of equipment check out will be:  Thursday, September 12th
Check-out Times:
Mondays 12-2 & 4-6 due back Thursday between 12-2
Thursday 12-2 & 4-6 due back Saturday between 9-11
Saturday 9-1 due back Monday between 12-2


Faculty Portfolios:  Update your faculty notebook that contains your "Portfolio" Details will be reviewed at the meeting. 
Lighthouse: Faculty please update syllabus if needed, supply lists, and end-of-course outcomes, office hours on their Lighthouse page. Outcomes are listed in your printed syllabus under the course description.

Syllabus Requirements: Please refer to link if you have questions about what is required by ACC and SACS  ACC syllabus requirements

TSI (Texas State Initiative) Compliance

Texas law has established the Texas Success Initiative which requires that students take an approved test before enrolling in college. Because of this faculty MUST do the following to verify TSI Compliance by their students:

1.    Log in to online services.
2.    View the Prerequisite Class Roster
3.    In the column marked “TSI Status”, look for students whose status is 
       “Not Complete” or have no status indicated (status is blank).
4.    Communicate with these students. Non-compliant students must
        immediately make an appointment with Advising regarding their TSI 
        compliance.



New Links on Faculty Resource Guide:

Student Accident Forms: Link for student and faculty to fill out if student gets hurt during class or on ACC property. Need to complete the Student Claim form and submit a copy to the department.




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Bills Topics
  • Grant


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring 2013




MLK Day-School closed: Monday January 21st.

Spring "Precision Student Discount Day":
Tuesday, January 22nd from 12pm to 6:30pm at NRG campus in room 3112. They will sell inks, papers and other supplies. This is the only day Precision will offer discounts on basic supplies.

Department Repair Requests: If you are having issues and would like to submit work orders for phone/internet or facility repairs at NRG or SPS please send that request through Kat. It is necessary for requests to be submitted through our dept. office. Generally the college facilities department doesn’t notify the department when a request has been made by a faculty member.

Print Show will remain on Thursday:
Spring 2013 Print Show Thursday, May 9th 2013
Prints still due Monday last week of the semester
Judging Tuesday
Wednesday set up show
Show Thursday at 12 noon

Lori’s office moved to room 3122 her phone number will remain 223-4794

Hourly for 2013: will remain Cristine East, Kyle Pierce and Robert Gomez to help faculty with class needs. Hours available will be posted in the adjunct faculty office. Please contact them at 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Email:
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu
Kyle Pierce: kpierce@austincc.edu

Lost and Found: Student lost and found will remain in 3125 office in the bottom black file drawer.  If you place items in the lost and found drawer, please note when and room you found the item and your name so we can do our best to locate the owner. PLEASE have your students put their names on their items.
Blog Page/ Blackboard: If you want to add a Blog or Blackboard page to your faculty page to the department website send Kat the link and she will add it.
Prerequisites: On your class roll make sure your students have met the required
prerequisites for your class.

Withdrawing Students: If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori & Cristine so they can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.

Equipment Checkout:  If you have a cameras class please have your students email you their student information. Once collected please group the information into one email to Lori (preferably alphabetically by student) so she has current contact information for equipment checkout purposes. Here is what is suggested- have students send you (the faculty) an email from the Gmail account the college generated when they registered. In the subject line put the name of the class and student name-(Fundamentals 1311- student name) In the message of the email put the following
Name:
Student ID#:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Lab Class:
Lab Instructor:
Lori only needs to name, e-id, email, phone number. You keep lab class/instructor info in case a student drops and you need to let the lab instructor know.
Equipment check out start Monday, January 28th
Check-out Times:
Mondays 12-2 & 4-6 due back Thursday between 12-2
Thursday 12-2 & 4-6 due back Saturday between 9-11
Saturday 9-1 due back Monday between 12-2
Faculty Portfolios:  Update your faculty notebook that contains your "Portfolio" Details will be reviewed at the meeting. 
Lighthouse: Faculty please update syllabus if needed, supply lists, and end-of-course outcomes on their Lighthouse page. Outcomes are listed in your printed syllabus under the course description.

Syllabus Requirements: Please refer to link if you have questions about what is required by ACC and SACS  ACC syllabus requirements



TSI (Texas State Initiative) Compliance



Texas law has established the Texas Success Initiative which requires that students take an approved test before enrolling in college. Because of this faculty MUST do the following to verify TSI Compliance by their students:



1.    Log in to online services.
2.    View the Prerequisite Class Roster
3.    In the column marked “TSI Status”, look for students whose status is 
       “Not Complete” or have no status indicated (status is blank).
4.    Communicate with these students. Non-compliant students must
        immediately make an appointment with Advising regarding their TSI 
        compliance.
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Bill will review: 
·         Master Plan for 2013+
·         Recruiting for entry level classes
·         Standardize Testing