Monthly Archives: August 2016

Board meeting

Meet ACC trustee candidates at Sept. 1 forum

Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to meet candidates for college’s Board of Trustees at a forum Thursday, September 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Highland Business Center Room 201 … Continue reading

ACC Leadership Academy members begin year of learning, growth

Members of the 2016-17 Austin Community College 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 … Continue reading

Virginia Fraire

From the Student Services VP: Organizational structure and advising processes

As you know ACC’s Student Services Division in recent months has been building an organizational structure to support guided pathways. The new structure provides a foundation for systemic change and will help us create an … Continue reading

Bond project update: Pre-construction work moves forward

Progress continues on districtwide capital improvement projects. Following is an update on the work going on at several campuses. Elgin phase II The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Elgin Campus facilities … Continue reading

ACC Student Services fall hours

Hours of operation for student services at some Austin Community College campuses are changing this fall. Hours for the following offices are listed below: Admissions & Records Advising Counseling Financial Aid Student Accessibility Services (SAS) … Continue reading

Achieving the Dream recertifies ACC’s ‘Leader College’ status

Achieving the Dream, the national initiative aimed at improving student success at community colleges, has recertified Austin Community College as a Leader College. Leader Colleges are considered exemplars in improving student outcomes and elevating the … Continue reading

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‘Embracing Equity’ event Sept. 13 addresses success for men of color

Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to attend a half-day interactive event to explore how systems and success pathways can be improved to better serve boys and men of color. “Embracing Equity: A … Continue reading

ACC’s free college prep program accepting fall applications

Enrollment is underway for Austin Community College’s College Prep program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due Friday, September 2. The free program, offered by ACC’s Adult Education Division, helps high school graduates … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual transfer fair

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Transfer Fair to help students prepare for their next steps from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at Highland Campus (6101 Airport Blvd.). More than … Continue reading

Elgin Campus balcony

Save the date for Elgin Phase II groundbreaking Oct. 11

Austin Community College will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for new Elgin Campus facilities Tuesday, October 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the campus grounds (1501 W. U.S. Hwy. 290, Elgin). The Elgin Campus phase … Continue reading

Graduation cap sitting on top of $100 bills and stack of coins.

New Money Management Office helps students master financial matters

With the help of a $1.7 million Department of Education grant, Austin Community College’s Student Money Management Office is taking aim at one of the biggest roadblocks to students earning a degree. “Paying for college … Continue reading

$22.4 million ACC Hays expansion to address first responder training

Community Impact: $22.4 million ACC Hays expansion to address first responder training

Texas State, ACC program provides more access to four-year degrees

Community Impact:  Texas State, ACC program provides more access to four-year degrees

ACC criminal justice program yields local law enforcement

Community Impact: ACC criminal justice program yields local law enforcement

advisor recognition recipients

ACC advisors recognized at luncheon

Austin Community College’s Student Services Office and Office of the Provost recently hosted a recognition luncheon for college academic and recruitment/enrollment advisors. In addition to celebrating their outstanding work, the event gave advisors an opportunity … Continue reading

Colorful prisms design with words Pride Week in all-caps and bold stretched across the image. The dates August 20-28 are below Pride Week

ACC celebra la semana PRIDE de Austin

El Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC) se une a la Ciudad de Austin y PRIDE Austin en el 26º Festival de PRIDE y desfile en Austin, una celebración de derechos e igualdad para lesbianas, … Continue reading

Colorful prisms design with words Pride Week in all-caps and bold stretched across the image. The dates August 20-28 are below Pride Week

ACC celebrates PRIDE week in Austin

The Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the City of Austin and PRIDE Austin at the 26th annual Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) culture. ACC’s LGBT eQuity Committee, which strives … Continue reading

Vote for ACC at SXSWedu with online PanelPicker

The SXSWedu 2017 PanelPicker is online and ready for you to cast your vote to add Austin Community College presenters to the conference schedule. The following faculty and staff have submitted presentations for consideration. The … Continue reading

ACC expande programa de Early College High School en Round Rock

Austin Community College (ACC) y el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Round Rock (RRISD) han abierto una escuela conocida como Early College High School (ECHS) en el campus de Round Rock de ACC. La escuela ECHS … Continue reading

Riverbats Excellence Award

Riverbats Excellence recipients exemplify ACC mission in action

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale-building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of paid … Continue reading

ACC Children’s Lab School offers evening child care for student parents

Austin Community College’s Children’s Lab School at Eastview Campus currently has openings for evening child care for children of ACC students taking classes this fall. The program is offered for children 2 to 10 years … Continue reading

Virginia Fraire

From the Student Services VP: New leaders support guided pathways

I am pleased to announce the appointment of four new leadership positions within Student Services. These positions are key to our guided pathways implementation and will enable the college to provide student support that is … Continue reading

There’s still time to apply for T-STEM scholarships

Scholarships are still available to Austin Community College students pursuing degrees or certificates in any of dozens of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. Students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours in eligible STEM … Continue reading

Fall 2016 FacStaff Change Guide update

New and ongoing changes to ACC processes and programs will impact students, faculty, and staff throughout the new academic year. Stay updated through the faculty/staff announcements on the ACC Faculty & Staff webpage. Following is … Continue reading

2016-17 parking permits on sale Aug. 8

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2016-17 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty: … Continue reading

Four mariachi members playing instruments including guitars, a violin, a trumpet, and singing are performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC South Austin Campus celebrates 10-year anniversary

More than 200 friends of Austin Community College commemorated the 10th anniversary of the college’s South Austin Campus at a fiesta-themed celebration August 4 in the campus courtyard. See photos and video from the event … 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. Learning about teaching Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz, chair of the Sociology Program; Charlotte Gullick, … Continue reading

HR Connection: TRS unreported service, benefits info, retirees, and more

 The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Last chance to purchase TRS unreported service The deadline is approaching for Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) members to verify unreported or uncredited service or … Continue reading

Set course for a great year at General Assembly Aug. 26

Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues in setting a course for the future at General Assembly Friday, August 26, at the downtown Austin JW Marriott hotel (110 E. Second … Continue reading

Ballet folklorico dancers in bright purple dresses with multi-colored shoulder and skirt layers performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC celebrates 10 years at South Austin Campus

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students and the community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ACC’s South Austin Campus Thursday, August 4, with a fiesta from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the campus … Continue reading

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