Monthly Archives: May 2012

ACC Partners with Software Maker to Analyze Student Success Data

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Partners with Software Maker to Analyze Student Success Data

Sharpen Your Computer Skills at Software Day June 8

Faculty and staff are invited to try out popular computer programs at ACC’s annual software day on Friday, June 8. Participants can learn the latest enhancements to several popular programs and applications. Sessions will cover … Continue reading

ACC Expands Solar Panel Use to Round Rock Campus

KLBJ 590 AM – ACC Expands Solar Panel Use to Round Rock Campus

New Solar Panel System Saves ACC Thousands in Energy Costs

Austin Community College is expanding its use of solar energy to power campuses. A new system installed at Round Rock Campus has saved the college more than $14,000 in energy costs so far this year. … Continue reading

New Financial Planning Course Offered This Fall

This fall, ACC will begin offering a financial planning class that will help students better understand how to manage their money. Fundamental Financial Planning (BUSG 1193) will prepare students to handle their financial responsibilities. Topics … Continue reading

Solar Panels Saving ACC Thousands in Energy Costs

Austin American-Statesman – Solar Panels Saving ACC Thousands in Energy Costs

ACC Schedules Hays Campus Groundbreaking Celebration

Hays Free Press – ACC Schedules Hays Campus Groundbreaking Celebration

Fire Protection Technology Adjunct Professor Named State Fire Marshal

Hill Country News – Fire Protection Technology Adjunct Professor Named State Fire Marshal

Course Waitlists Now Available to all Departments

After a successful 12-month pilot, course waitlisting will be available to all departments. Find out what instructors need to know. Continue reading

ACC Students Excel at National Math Competition

Austin Community College recently placed first in the southwest region in the annual Student Math League competition, sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. The team of ACC students finished 16th nationally out … Continue reading

Center for Public Policy Director Analyzes Election Survey Results

KEYE – Center for Public Policy Director Analyzes Election Survey Results

ACC Using New Data Tool to Boost Student Success

Campus Technology – ACC Using New Data Tool to Boost Student Success

Evening Child Care Available for ACC Students

ACC’s Children’s Lab School, located at Eastview Campus, provides child care for ACC students enrolled in evening credit classes. The Evening Care Program operates Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and accepts only children … Continue reading

State Law Requires Emergency Notifications for Students, Employees

Austin Community College implemented the ACC Emergency Alert notification system following the Virginia Tech shootings five years ago. The communication system sends ACCmail, voicemail, and text message alerts to subscribers if a threat arises. While … Continue reading

ACC Departments Join Forces to Manage Student Immunization Requirement

The new state law requiring community college students to have the bacterial meningitis vaccine has impacted students and institutions alike. Learn how an ongoing collegewide effort is helping students comply. Continue reading

May 2012 Update – Elgin Campus

The steel structure is almost completely erected. Soon the exterior stud framing, curtain walls, windows, and masonry will follow starting on the south facade working counter-clockwise. Meanwhile, the site paving is continuing with the bulk … Continue reading

ACC Game Development Institute Key Feeder for Game Industry

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Game Development Institute Key Feeder for Game Industry

Texas A&M System Chancellor to Speak at CPPPS Benefit

Austin American-Statesman – Texas A&M System Chancellor to Speak at CPPPS Benefit

Special Needs Students Prepare for Graduation

YNN – Special Needs Students Prepare for Graduation

Center for Public Policy Hosts John Sharp at Annual Fundraiser

The Austin Community College District’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) welcomes former Texas Comptroller and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp as the keynote speaker at its annual lunchtime fundraiser. The … Continue reading

Blackboard Downtime May 18-23

ACC is upgrading to the latest version of Blackboard in time for summer 2012 classes. Continue reading

ACC President Shares Student Success Expertise at Capitol Hill Briefing

Dr. Richard Rhodes, Austin Community College president/CEO, will participate in a panel of higher education leaders to discuss how community colleges can help underprepared students transition to college-level coursework and ultimately earn a degree. The … Continue reading

ACC Faculty, Administrators to Share Insights at Upcoming NISOD Conference

A number of Austin Community College administrators and faculty members will be presenting at the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 27-30 at the Austin Convention Center. NISOD (National Institute for Staff … Continue reading

Lighthouse Guides Faculty Through Online Syllabus Process

During the 2009 legislative session, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2504 requiring public colleges and universities to publish an online syllabus and curriculum vitae for each course and instructor. The requirement, also … Continue reading

ACC Hays Campus Groundbreaking Celebration Set for June

San Marcos Record – ACC Hays Campus Groundbreaking Celebration Set for June

ACC Experiences Significant Increase in GED Successes

Austin Community College is helping an increasing number of Central Texas adults earn their General Educational Development (GED) credential. The number of students who have completed ACC’s GED preparatory program and earned their high school … Continue reading

Fall Registration Under Way

ACC fall registration is under way for current and former students, and registration for new students begins June 11. The fall semester begins August 27. Continue reading

Computer Studies, Information Technology Among High-Demand Career Fields at ACC

KVUE – Computer Studies, Information Technology Among High-Demand Career Fields at ACC

Congratulations, ACC Graduates!

Congratulations, ACC graduates! The college celebrated commencement May 11 at the Frank Erwin Center. Continue reading

ACC Honored with Sustainability Award

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Honored with Sustainability Award

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