Monthly Archives: September 2016

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FAFSA opens earlier, easier application Oct. 1

Current and future Austin Community College students can submit the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 instead of waiting until January 1. The new schedule gives students more time to … Continue reading

State Employee Charitable Campaign begins Oct. 3

This year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign kicks off Monday, October 3, and continues through October 31. The campaign gives employees the opportunity to contribute to several national and international organizations and dozens of charities that … Continue reading

ACC program offers accelerated pathway for adult learners

Adults without a high school diploma or GED can start college immediately, thanks to a new grant offering free classes through Austin Community College’s (ACC) Career Pathways program. Funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, the … Continue reading

Degree Map training for faculty begins Sept. 29

ACC faculty can learn about the latest updates to the Degree Map online tool at upcoming training sessions. The training is designed for instructors who advise students; however, all faculty and advisors are encouraged to … Continue reading

exterior of Cypress Creek Campus covered walkway with students passing by.

ACC recognizes new National Society of Collegiate Scholars members

Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual National Society of Collegiate Scholars ACC Chapter (NSCS) Induction Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville … Continue reading

ACC renames and expands External Affairs Office

As a part of a districtwide effort to expand community engagement, Austin Community College’s External Affairs Office has a new name and broadened scope. The Division of Community Engagement and Public Affairs now comprises the … Continue reading

History symposium examines Texas law enforcement

Austin Community College (ACC) will host a symposium on Texas history 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 15, at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “Lots of Law East of the Pecos” … Continue reading

Faculty: Learn about incorporating open course materials at presentation Sept. 30

Do you have questions about open online course materials and whether they can work in your teaching? Dr. David Wiley, co-founder and chief academic officer of Lumen Learning and nationally recognized expert in open content, … Continue reading

Rackspace’s plan to move into Highland mixed-use project inches ahead

Austin Business Journal: Rackspace’s plan to move into Highland mixed-use project inches ahead The deal that would see tech company Rackspace Hosting Inc. — more than two years in the making — occupy a revamped Dillard’s … Continue reading

College partnership seeks to fill STEM hole in Texas labor force

Austin Business Journal: College partnership seeks to fill STEM hole in Texas labor force Texas A&M University is using a $5 million donation from Chevron Corp. to establish five engineering academies statewide, including one locally withAustin … Continue reading

ACC examines the Roma in Europe: Minority among Minorities

Austin Community College (ACC) professors will examine international social and economic affairs in the college’s global issues speaker series this fall. The first presentation, “The Roma In Europe: Minority among Minorities,” is Wednesday, September 28, … Continue reading

Liga de Mujeres Votantes acoge foro para candidatos a la Mesa Directiva de ACC

La Liga de Mujeres Votantes o League of Women Voters por sus siglas en inglés del área de Austin está organizando un foro abierto para los candidatos que buscan la elección a la Mesa Directiva … Continue reading

ACC students tackle voter rights at Constitution Day debate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts Travis County Tax Assessor Bruce Elfant at its ninth annual Constitution Day Debate Celebration honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at Palmer … Continue reading

Best Colleges for Federal Work Study Employment

Student Loan Report: Best Colleges for Federal Work Study Employment The average college student leaves school with a hefty total of $28,000 in student loan debt. When looking at the big picture, student loan debt appears … Continue reading

Austin Community College Helping Former ITT Tech Students

TWC News/Spectrum News: Austin Community College Helping Former ITT Tech Students AUSTIN, Texas — Imagine being a student ready for classes to resume, only to find that your school unexpectedly closed its doors. “It is … Continue reading

ACC insta a estudiantes y a la comunidad a registrarse para votar

“ACC Vota,” una iniciativa no partidista del Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC), llevará a cabo un acto de registro de votantes de 11 a.m. hasta el mediodía el martes, 27 de septiembre en el … Continue reading

ACC organizational update: Special Populations Office

ACC’s Special Populations Office has reorganized staff and processes to better coordinate its five focus areas and align services to the college’s guided pathways. The changes bring together expertise to provide a more holistic approach … Continue reading

ACC hosts Health and Wellness Fair Sept. 28

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about staying healthy and fit at a Health and Wellness Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Highland Campus. More than … Continue reading

League of Women Voters hosts forum for ACC Board candidates

The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area is hosting an open forum for candidates seeking election to ACC’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, September 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Highland Business … Continue reading

Tee up for Oct. 14 Golf Scramble and support student fund

It’s that time of year again: ACC’s 11th annual Golf Scramble is Friday, October 14, at Riverside Golf Course, 1020 Grove Blvd., Austin. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start. ACC’s … Continue reading

Next graduation application deadline is Friday, October 7

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. Meet with an advisor, counselor, or your department chair to … Continue reading

ACC kicks off voter registration rallies

“ACC Votes,” a non-partisan initiative of the Austin Community College District (ACC), is hosting a voter registration rally from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, September 27, at Highland Campus (6101 Airport Blvd.) in honor National … Continue reading

RB wants you! ACC hosts Riverbat mascot tryouts

Austin Community College (ACC) is looking for students to fill the green and yellow high tops of the beloved Riverbat mascot, RB. The college is hosting mascot tryouts 10 a.m. Friday, September 23, at Riverside … Continue reading

ACC seeks continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program

Free money management workshops offered through Sept. 29

Want to understand more about credit or financing college? Austin Community College’s Student Money Management Office is hosting free workshops at various campuses through the end of September. A light lunch or dinner is included. … Continue reading

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From the Student Services VP: New leaders promote proactive academic support services

I am pleased to announce two important additions to our Student Success & Analytics team. Dr. Monique Johnson-Jones has been named executive director of learning support services, and Curtiss Stevens will serve as director of … Continue reading

Guided pathways update: New onboarding processes, proactive outreach, and enrollment gains

In the three months since Austin Community College began transitioning to guided pathways, new onboarding processes and the collaborative efforts of several college divisions are helping thousands of new Austin Community College students get off … Continue reading

ACC, Texas A&M announce new Engineering Academy

Applications for the fall 2017 academy class will be accepted January through April 2017. View the Texas A&M – Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC webpage for more information, or contact Dr. David Fonken, dean of … Continue reading

ACC inicia semana de preparación para una emergencia

Austin Community College District (ACC) está preparando sus planteles en caso de una emergencia con una serie de ejercicios empezando el lunes, 12 de septiembre hasta el domingo, 18 de septiembre. ACC lleva a cabo … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus drills during Emergency Preparedness Week

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Monday, September 12, through Sunday, September 18. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester to educate students, faculty, and staff … Continue reading

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