Monthly Archives: December 2011

ACC Green Passes Available for Spring 2012

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Green Passes Available for Spring 2012

ACC Green Pass Gets More on the Bus

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Green Pass Gets More on the Bus

ACC Experiences Growth, Accomplishments in 2011

The Austin Community College District is wrapping up a busy year, with growth and achievements in a variety of areas. “We are meeting our mission of increasing student success and expanding access to higher education … Continue reading

December 2011 – Hays Campus Update

The project is nearing the end of the schematic design phase. During November we held a second series of ACC department meetings to review and revise all the suite floor plans. Gensler is now finalizing … Continue reading

Dr. Rhodes on Community College Success Measures and ACC

The Texas Tribune – Dr. Rhodes on Community College Success Measures and ACC

ACC Maintains Accreditation with Warning Status

FOX 7 – ACC Maintains Accreditation with Warning Status

SACS Accreditation Update

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC, commonly referred to as SACS) has maintained the Austin Community College District’s accreditation with a six-month warning. The warning is related to SACS’ requests … Continue reading

Green Pass Users Take 1.8 Million Rides; Spring Passes Available January 2

Austin Community College District Green Pass users have taken more than 1.8 million rides in the two years since the college began offering Capital Metro passes to students and employees. Spring 2012 passes will be … Continue reading

Students Honored for Performance in Math Competition

The Austin Community College Foundation is honoring the college’s top scorers in a national math competition. The Student Math League, sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, is an annual contest, with final … Continue reading

ACC Maintains Accreditation with Warning Status

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Maintains Accreditation with Warning Status

ACC’s Smoke-Free Policy Takes Effect in January

KUTÂ – ACC’s Smoke-Free Policy Takes Effect in January

Welding Tech Poinsettia Tree Brings Holiday Cheer to RRC

Students in Austin Community College’s Welding Technology program have used their skills to a create a little holiday cheer for the Round Rock Campus. The students created the frame for a poinsettia tree that can … Continue reading

ACC Goes Smoke-Free in January

FOX 7 – ACC Goes Smoke-Free in January

APTE Presents Scholarship Fundraiser Check

The Association of Professional-Technical Employees (APTE) 2011 student scholarship fundraiser was a great success. APTE held a gift basket silent auction and tripled donations. The fundraising committee recently presented a check for more than $1,500 … Continue reading

Smoke-Free Policy Takes Effect January 2; Cessation Resources Available

All Austin Community College District campuses and facilities will be smoke-free beginning January 2. In order to help students and employees comply with the new policy, the college is making smoking-cessation resources available. The college … Continue reading

ACC Students, Sheriff’s Office Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in Need

The Austin Community College District’s Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project has collected more than 1,000 books for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa program. Students will present the donation to Sheriff Greg Hamilton 2 … Continue reading

Hays Campus and Legal Challenge Update

ACC continues to make progress toward breaking ground on the new Hays Campus, as the college awaits a decision on a challenge to the November 2010 Hays CISD annexation election. Ray Wolbrecht – the resident … Continue reading

ACC Student Finalist in Community College Week Essay Contest

Community College Week – ACC Student Finalist in Community College Week Essay Contest

Rating Agencies Affirm ACC’s Fiscal Strength

Recent bond ratings for the Austin Community College District show continued fiscal strength. Fitch Ratings assigned AA+ ratings to $35 million in limited tax refunding bonds, series 2011, and $94.5 million in outstanding limited tax … Continue reading

Combining Coursework with Outreach Leads to Valuable Lessons

When students share their newly acquired knowledge in their community, everyone benefits. Continue reading

2012 Leadership Award Recipients Exemplify Excellence

Each year, recipients are nominated by colleagues for their exceptional efforts toward supporting ACC’s mission. Continue reading

Round Rock Campus Hosts Star Party

Round Rock Leader – Round Rock Campus Hosts Star Party

ACC Foundation Receives $225,000 for Nursing Scholarships

Hays Free Press – ACC Foundation Receives $225,000 for Nursing Scholarships

ACC Foundation Receives $225,000 Donation for Nursing Scholarships

The Austin Community College Foundation is receiving a $225,000 donation from Kinnser Software, a leading home-health software provider, to support students in ACC’s nursing programs. Over the next five years, the funds will provide 90 … Continue reading

ACC President Pushes for Better Community College Success Measurements

The Texas Tribune – ACC President Pushes for Better Community College Success Measurements

Workshop Addresses Identity Theft

With holiday purchases causing people to reach for the plastic in their wallets, identity theft becomes an unfortunate threat. Faculty and staff are invited to attend a workshop “Identity Theft – Everything You Need to … Continue reading

Nominations Accepted for Teaching Excellence Award

It’s not too early to begin thinking about faculty who demonstrate excellence in their field. The ACC Teaching Excellence Award honors full-time and adjunct faculty who promote special learning opportunities, student interaction, and innovation. Recipients … Continue reading

President’s Message: ACC Students Count

Graduation rates are commonly used to gauge success. Dr. Rhodes explains why there’s a better way to measure community colleges like ACC. Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Community College Success Measures

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes shares his thoughts on graduation rates – the traditional metric used to gauge the success of institutions of higher education – and discusses better ways to measure community colleges like ACC. Continue reading

President’s Message: ACC Students Count

Graduation rates are commonly used to gauge success. Dr. Rhodes explains why there’s a better way to measure community colleges like ACC. Continue reading

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