Monthly Archives: June 2016

Austin Community College students reach for the stars at NASA

STEM students at Austin Community College had the chance to experience a unique opportunity at the NASA Johnson Space Center, one that helped open doors for their future careers. Watch the full story on KXAN. … Continue reading

ACC will close in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.

Need ACC promotional items? Order by July 1 for FY 16

Time is running out to purchase ACC promotional items before the current budget year ends. The deadline for orders is Friday, July 1. The following vendors have art and trademark approvals for items offered. ACC-licensed … Continue reading

Puente Project

Jeanette Chavarria: Mis consejos para estudiantes de primer año

Empezando el primer año de la universidad provoca muchos sentimientos, pero sobre todo es el hecho de embarcar una nueva etapa para mejorar nuestro futuro.  Hay varias consideraciones que uno tiene que tomar en cuenta … Continue reading

ACC receives grant to develop open educational resources

Austin Community College is part of a consortium of colleges that have been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Achieving the Dream organization to develop degree programs that can be completed using open educational resources … Continue reading

ACC hosts regional Cancer Moonshot Summit

Central Texas health professionals will join cancer patients, survivors, and advocates for a White House Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted by Austin Community College (ACC) Wednesday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at ACC Eastview … Continue reading

Supervisor Certificate Program graduates build management skills

Congratulations to the following graduates of the inaugural class of Austin Community College’s Supervisor Certificate Program. The program is designed for non-faculty employees who have limited supervisor experience and those who have identified a supervisory … Continue reading

Kudos to May Bravo award recipients

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

ACC seeks host family for a German exchange student

Austin Community College’s International Programs Office is seeking a host family for a German student participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) during the 2016-17 academic year. The student is a 20-year-old … Continue reading

Student Planning tool replaces WebAdvisor June 20

Austin Community College will discontinue the WebAdvisor registration system for credit courses (accessed via the “Express register” link in Online Services) at midnight Sunday, June 19. Beginning Monday, June 20, students will use the Self-Service … Continue reading

ACC expands Career ACCelerator Program

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has donated $250,000 to the Austin Community College Foundation to fund scholarships for adult students entering ACC’s Career ACCelerator Program. Career ACCelerator combines instruction with financial assistance, support services, and paid … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week begins June 13

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 13-17. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness Week … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Sharing expertise Seven faculty and staff and one trustee presented at the 2016 … Continue reading

ACC student services summer hours

Summer hours for the following Austin Community College student services are unchanged from spring: Admissions & Records Advising Counseling Financial Aid Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Student Services Information Center (formerly the Help Desk) Support Center … Continue reading

From the Provost: Guided Pathways, organizational updates

With our guided pathways implementation in full swing, it seems like things are changing almost daily at the college. One thing we’ve heard repeatedly from other colleges that have gone through this is, “You can … Continue reading

HR Connection: Benefits plan changes, Supervisor Certificate Program, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Annual benefits enrollment begins July 24 ACC’s annual benefits enrollment period is July 24 through August 6. The college will kick off enrollment for the new … Continue reading

Learn about Supervisor Certificate Program at upcoming info sessions

Austin Community College non-faculty employees are invited to apply now for the Supervisor Certificate Program kicking off in October. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. The program is designed for employees with … Continue reading

ACC commemorates Juneteenth

Austin Community College invites the community to celebrate Juneteenth at its annual Sounds of Freedom festival Friday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). The free event features … Continue reading

ACC-Rackspace P3: Final Comprehensive Agreement

For Monday, June 6, 2016, public hearing held during the ACC Board of Trustees regular meeting (see agenda): ACC-Rackspace P3: Final Comprehensive Agreement (downloadable PDF)

Employee tuition reimbursement requests accepted June 6-10

Employee tuition reimbursement requests for summer semester classes will be accepted June 6-10. The Tuition Reimbursement form will be available at 9 a.m. Monday, June 6, on the Tuition Reimbursement webpage. Requests must be received … Continue reading

Pathways update: Links to new webpages and information

On June 1 Austin Community College introduced new processes and support systems related to its guided pathways implementation. New and updated webpages describe streamlined enrollment steps, areas of study with related programs, and more. Follow … Continue reading

Puente Project: Una opción inteligente de transferencia universitaria

Por Alejandra Polcik Como parte de sus recursos a los estudiantes de primera generación, el Austin Community College (ACC) ofrece un programa de transferencia con un enfoque para los estudiantes latinos. Denominado Puente Project por … Continue reading

ACC speaker series examines European migration crisis

Austin Community College examines the migration crisis impacting Europe in a presentation Wednesday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northridge Campus, Room 4136 (11928 Stonehollow Drive). ACC Sociology Professor Linda Tobin will discuss … Continue reading

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