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Join the fun at student vs. staff kickball game Oct. 14

Austin Community College students will square off with faculty and staff at the annual Students vs. Staff Kickball game 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, at Krieg Softball Complex (515 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin). The … Continue reading


Gaining momentum: Fall enrollment surpasses 41,000

ACC’s enrollment continues to grow at its newest campuses and is gaining momentum across the district. Uncertified fall semester enrollment on the 12th day of classes (the official attendance reporting date) was 41,574, up from … Continue reading


Bond projects update: Planning, project team selection continues

Austin Community College’s Bond Program Steering Committee have met throughout September and October to discuss projects impacting multiple campuses and weigh options for accommodating programs (such as dance and art) that will need temporary specialty … Continue reading


Highland Campus earns LEED Gold

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus has earned Gold level LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. It is the first ACC campus built to LEED gold standards. “LEED certification is an internationally known recognition … Continue reading

HR Connection: Retirement planning workshops; ERS record verification; employee discounts

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department. Retirement planning workshops offered Oct. 20-22 It’s never too early or too late to start saving for the future. The Human Resources Department is hosting information … Continue reading

Employee workshops offered for Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 26-30

Austin Community College will join organizations around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse during Red Ribbon Week October 26 – 30. The week’s activities include an employee workshop … Continue reading


ACC receives $1.7 million grant to aid student financial literacy

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Austin Community College $1.7 million to develop programs to help students understand smart money management and college financing. The grant, “Achieving Student Success through Financial Aid Education and … Continue reading

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ACC hosts transfer and career exploration fairs

Thursday, October 22 & Friday, October 23| Highland Campus, 6101 Airport Blvd. Austin Community College hosts two days of free events to help students prepare for their next steps, starting with a transfer fair  Thursday, … Continue reading

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In case of emergency: What you should know

With the Umpqua Community College shooting prompting new concerns about campus safety, Austin Community College wants to make sure its students and employees feel safe in their surroundings and are prepared to act should an … Continue reading


ACC entrepreneur transforms backyard haunted house into a national icon

In an unassuming building nestled in the parking lot at ACC Highland sits Jon Austin Love. He’s tucked away inside a small room with his eyes fixed on a wall of computer screens. The images … Continue reading


ACC joins in national moment of silence

Austin Community College expresses its deepest condolences to the students, employees, and families affected by the tragic event at Umpqua Community College. On Thursday, October 8, at 1p.m., ACC will join community colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Emergencies: learn how to respond

With the Umpqua Community College shooting prompting new concerns about campus safety, Austin Community College wants to make sure its students and employees feel safe in their surroundings and are prepared to act should an … Continue reading


ACC board adopts tax rate for 2015-16

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted a $.1005 (10.05-cent) property tax rate for 2015-2016 on Monday, October 5. The .63-cent increase over last year is due to voter-approved bonds. “We are … Continue reading

Dr. Davis Jenkins spoke with ACC faculty and staff, including Soon Merz and Dr. Charles Cook, during his September visit.

Futures Institute gets underway

Austin Community College’s Futures Institute is at work gathering information that will guide new strategies for helping students complete a degree or certificate on time and move on to career-path jobs or university classes. The … Continue reading

Faculty and staff from around the college discuss strategies during a session with Dr. Davis Jenkins.

Learn about guiding principles for guided pathways

Austin Community College is taking the first steps toward implementing “guided pathways” at the college in fall 2016, as its 24-member Futures Institute looks at how programs and services can be reorganized to better support … Continue reading


In the wake of Oregon’s tragedy

A message from the President/CEO and Police Chief: Community colleges and universities across the nation have been watching the tragic events unfold at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Austin Community College sends its heartfelt sympathy … Continue reading


ACC fall enrollment surpasses 41,000 credit students

Enrollment at Austin Community College is on the rise districtwide. According to final 12th day data, more than 41,000 students registered for classes so far this fall. “ACC’s student body has increased 38 percent in … Continue reading

Submit teaching, leadership award nominations by Nov. 6

Nominations for annual teaching and leadership awards are being accepted through Friday, November 6. ACC Teaching Excellence award Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate full-time or adjunct faculty members for the Teaching Excellence … Continue reading

Nominate faculty for Teaching Excellence award through Nov. 6

Know a great professor? Submit a nomination for ACC’s annual Teaching Excellence award by Friday, November 6. Each year the Teaching Excellence award honors faculty members whose knowledge, commitment, and teaching philosophy make them stand … Continue reading


State charitable campaign kicks off Oct. 1

This year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign kicks off Thursday, October 1, and continues until the end of the month. The campaign gives employees the opportunity to contribute to dozens of charities directly involved with helping … Continue reading


Official: Property Tax Notification

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The average ACC District homeowner’s tax bill is expected to increase in the coming year by $39, largely due to debt service resulting from the 2014 bond referendum approved by voters. The Board of Trustees’ … Continue reading


Help shape ACC’s future: Participate in Futures Institute survey

Members of Austin Community College’s Futures Institute are seeking input from the ACC community about plans to reorganize college programs and services into broad “guided pathways.” Guided pathways are designed to help students identify the … Continue reading


ACC awarded national grant to build regional biotech workforce

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Austin Community College $2.9 million to establish a regional center for biotechnology technicians. As one of two colleges nationwide awarded the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education grant, ACC will … Continue reading


Sign up for Oct. 30 Golf Scramble benefiting Emergency Fund

It’s that time of year again: ACC’s 10th annual Golf Scramble will be Friday, October 30, at the Riverside Campus golf course, 1020 Grove Blvd., Austin. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. for an 8 a.m. … Continue reading

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ACC Leadership Academy kicks off a new year

Members of the 2015-16 ACC Leadership Academy class are kicking off a year of learning and growth. The Academy is a leadership development program for full-time faculty and staff. Participants are chosen for their demonstrated … Continue reading


Going all in: Professor Liz Coccia teaches students to apply knowledge, share hope

For many, the thought of dealing with the disease of addiction is not exactly uplifting. But that’s just what Dr. Elizabeth Coccia, professor and chair of Austin Community College’s Human Services Department, found it to … Continue reading


ACC’s Honors Program hosts banned book celebration

Austin Community College’s Honors Program hosts “Banned,” a celebration honoring Banned Books Week, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, at ACC Riverside Campus, Room 8100 (1020 Grove Blvd.). The event explores the … Continue reading

On Track to graduate? Take thee steps.

On track to graduate? Take these steps now

Next graduation application deadline is Friday, October 2 You’ve taken many steps to complete college. In addition to completing your degree plan, there are other important steps for you to take in order to graduate. 1. … Continue reading


Highland Campus, ACCelerator open extended hours

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus and ACCelerator computer lab now are open later during the week and on weekends to give students more time to use the ACCelerator, visit the library, get tutoring, or take … Continue reading


ACC students tackle political conflicts at Constitution Day Debate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts Austin Mayor Steve Adler at its ninth annual Constitution Day Debate Celebration honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Students will discuss current critical issues such as religious … Continue reading

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