The TACCSAA Conference was held at Austin Community College, Highland Campus on June 8 – 9, 2023. As always, this event helps members stay connected and committed to providing student affairs administrators with information and support to better serve our community college students.
A huge thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for their hard work!
This year’s conference was held at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752. Once you make it to campus, the conference will be in Building 2000 room 2-1550 (Presentation Hall).
- Lodging — While no hotel rooms are reserved for the event, hotel information is provided below with locations convenient to the Highland Campus.
- Parking — Parking is free at Highland Campus. Participants can park in any street parking, but it may be best to park around the corner in the area marked in purple that says HLC South Garage. Here is more information including a campus map.
- Meals — For the opening day (Thursday, June 8), snacks will be provided, Dinner is provided for those participating in the River Cruise (limited to first 40 registrants). For the second day of the conference (Friday, June 9), breakfast and lunch is included.
Day 1: Thursday, June 8, 2023
|12:30 p.m.||Registration Opens|
|12:45 p.m.||Tour of Austin Community College / Highland Campus|
|2 p.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
Starving the Imposter: A Guide for Mentoring New and Aspiring Leaders
Dr. Jana McCarthy, Advising Supervisor / Austin Community College; President Elect, Texas Academic Advising Network (TAAN)
140 Days and Sine Die: What Happened in the 88th Texas Legislative Session
Beaman Floyd, Lobbyist / Texas Community College Teacher’s Association
|5:30-8:30 p.m.||Evening Options|
Riverboat Cruise — Available to the first 40 registrants (based on conference registration) with dinner provided. More information will be provided including the option of carpooling to the event. Participants should plan on arriving at the cruise at 5:30 and it will conclude at 9 p.m.
Dinner Groups — Be on the lookout for sign-up sheet at the registration table to sign up for a dinner meet-up with your colleagues at local restaurants.
Adventure back to your room and relax before the amazing day of speakers on Friday.
Day 2: Friday, June 9, 2023
|8 a.m.||Registration Opens / Breakfast and Mingle|
|8:45 a.m.||Welcome / Opening Remarks|
BRIDGES to Success
Richard M. Rhodes, PhD, Chancellor / Austin Community College District
Navigating Courageous Conversations
Dr. Cynthia Ganote, University of Louisville Assistant Professor
|11:30 a.m.||Presentation: |
Supporting Student with Children Steven Christopher, Associate Vice Chancellor Student Accessibility and Social Support Resources / Austin Community College
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch and Business Meeting|
|1:05 p.m.||Presentation: |
The Sound and the Fury: Where is Generative AI Taking Us?
Dr. Christine Berni, Profession of English and Chair of Curriculum and Literary Studies Department / Austin Community College; and
Susan Meigs, Adjunct Professor of English and Instructional Associate / Austin Community College
The Future of Funding: The Implementation of House Bill 8
Ray Martinez III, J.D., President and CEO, Texas Association of Community Colleges
What We Have Learned: Best Practices for Virtual Advising Services
Kathy James (Moderator), Executive Dean of Advising and Special Programs / Austin Community College
|4:15-4:30 p.m.||Wrap up / Final Raffle Drawing|
All conference sessions was held at the Austin Community College-Highland Campus. For those needing hotel accommodations, the following are convenient to the Highlands Campus.
6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin Texas
Phone: 888/465-4329 Front desk: 512/451-5757
6505 Interstate Highway 35 North, Austin TX
Phone: 855 /611-1023