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ACC 2015-16 catalog available online

The Austin Community College 2015-2016 catalog is available online to view or download at In addition to course descriptions, the catalog includes critical academic and general regulations, degree plans, and credit information. Portions are … Continue reading


ACC Highland project wins local, state, and national awards

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus continues to receive local, state, and national recognition with three new awards presented in recent weeks. The Austin Business Journal awarded Highland Campus with the Commercial Real Estate Overall Best … Continue reading


ACC adapts, expands high school outreach programs

Austin Community College is adapting and expanding high school outreach programs to complement the efforts of its school district partners and to support a growing number of dual-credit students. “Over the past few years, high … Continue reading


Student success course: Update on faculty training

Instructor training sessions for Austin Community College’s student success course are full. One hundred and twenty five people have signed up to attend the training required to become success course faculty. The training provides the information … Continue reading


ACC opens College Destination Center

Austin Community College is piloting a new resource center this summer to provide one-stop shopping for students who want to learn about going to college. The College Destination Center @ACC, now open at the Highland … Continue reading

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ACC students may apply now for NASA space exploration program

Austin Community College students interested in a unique opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). The program is open to part-time and … Continue reading


Emergency Preparedness Week: Info for faculty & staff

Austin Community College designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness Week to test emergency systems and inform the campus community what they should do if an emergency or disaster occurs on campus. … Continue reading


Emergency Preparedness Week begins June 15

Austin Community College designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness Week to test emergency systems and inform the campus community what they should do if an emergency or disaster occurs on campus. … Continue reading

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ACC launches new programs to meet industry demands

New degree and certificates begin this fall; open registration happening now Austin Community College (ACC) is expanding its degree and certificate programs in fall to meet regional workforce demands in rapidly growing industries such as … Continue reading


May Riverbats Bravo recipients model excellence

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit … Continue reading


Explore the learning journey at inaugural AustinED Summit

Faculty and staff are invited to explore ways to better prepare students for higher education at Austin Community College’s first AustinED Summit Thursday, June 11, at Riverside Campus. The daylong summit, “Sharing the Learning Journey,” … Continue reading


Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades

This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Outstanding police administrator District Police Chief C. Lynn Dixon received the … Continue reading


ACC hosts information session for free veterans training program

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions about the college’s Veterans Training Program from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at the ACC Highland Campus, … Continue reading

HR Connection: YOUFair, Benefits enrollment, new online benefits statement, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department: Attend YOUFair June 10 The Staff Development and Evaluations Office invites faculty and staff to enjoy a day devoted to personal enrichment at the first annual … Continue reading

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ACC’s police chief receives statewide award

Austin Community College District Police Chief C. Lynn Dixon was honored with the 2015 Bill G. Daniels Outstanding Administrator Award from the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators (TACUPA). The statewide group of … Continue reading


From the Provost: ‘Makerspaces,’ success stories, Opportunity Youth Collaborative

  Teaching “Design thinking” and envisioning “Makerspaces” for Highland Campus Last month, I joined a group of administrators and faculty in a tour of the IBM Design Studio in Austin to explore ideas for the … Continue reading

From the president: Outcomes of the 84th Legislature

You likely are aware that our Texas lawmakers just wrapped up the 84th legislative session. As we have done in previous sessions, ACC advocated for a number of issues on behalf of students, employees, and … Continue reading

Board Briefs: Highland, Leander Campus actions

At its June 1 regular session, the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees discussed matters relating to the college’s Highland and Leander campuses. A few items are summarized below. Find meeting agendas and minutes … Continue reading


ACC Highland street names pay tribute to college’s past

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees has approved street names for the Highland development. The names pay tribute to the college’s heritage and individuals who guided its growth. Names were submitted by the … Continue reading

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ACC seeks host family for a German exchange student

The International Programs Office is looking for a host family for the 2015-2016 academic year for a German student participant in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. The student is a 21-year-old male journalist who enjoys short … Continue reading

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ACC selects Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects for Highland Phase II renovation

Design to begin on the region’s first Workforce Innovation Center The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees selected Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects as the lead architect/engineering team in partnership with  Perkins+Will (BGK Architects/P+W) for … Continue reading

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ACC program will connect women 50+ with employers

College is one of five nationwide awarded an AARP grant for its BACK TO WORK initiative Austin Community College was awarded a $300,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to implement the BACK TO WORK 50+: … Continue reading

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ACC Trustees approve Highland street names

Names commemorate community and college leaders The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved the final street names for the Highland Redevelopment Plan at its regular meeting, Monday, June 1. The names pay tribute … Continue reading

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ACC Hosts Juneteenth Celebration at Eastview Campus

Updated with event location change. Austin Community College will celebrate Juneteenth in East Austin—where the city’s grassroots civil rights movements began—with the annual Sounds of Freedom festival. The event is free from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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ACC coordinating resources for Central Texas flood victims

Canned good donations will be accepted at every campus The Austin Community College District is assisting relief efforts for victims of the Central Texas flooding that occurred Memorial Day weekend. “It is difficult to watch … Continue reading


Student success course requirement: Info for faculty & staff

Austin Community College is phasing in a new course requirement for students who come to ACC with limited college experience. The student success course, to be taken in the student’s first semester, launches this fall … Continue reading

Share your expertise: Proposals for tutor conference due June 26

Plans are underway for Austin Community College’s 15th annual Learning Lab Tutor Conference, and organizers are inviting faculty and staff to share their expertise or research by presenting at the event. The conference, “Expertise, Experience, … Continue reading


ACC will close in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.


AA+ Bond rating affirms ACC’s fiscal strength

College prepares to sell $175 million in general obligation bonds approved by voters last November The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to show fiscal strength according to recent bond ratings released by Fitch, Standard … Continue reading


Tackle new tech tools at Software Day June 12

Looking to sharpen your computer skills? Plan to attend Austin Community College’s Software Day Friday, June 12, at Highland Business Center. Faculty and staff can learn about several popular programs and applications. Sessions include: Have … Continue reading

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