Monthly Archives: October 2016

Submit teaching, leadership award nominations by Nov. 4

Nominations for ACC’s annual teaching and leadership awards are being accepted through Friday, November 4. Teaching Excellence award Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate full-time or adjunct faculty members for the Teaching Excellence … Continue reading

Guided pathways update: FAQs about onboarding

Following are responses to questions asked during the Student Services Division’s October 20 faculty/staff webinar, “Guided Pathways — An Imperative for Change.” See a schedule of future webinars below. 1. What does CRM stand for? … Continue reading

Election reminder for ACC employees

Early voting in advance of the November 8 general election continues through November 4. In addition to several federal, state, city, and county contests, voters will elect four members to ACC’s Board of Trustees.  As … Continue reading

Faculty fellows promote engaged learning practices

ACC has appointed the following faculty fellows for its “Project Active and Collaborative Communities” (Project ACC) initiative. The participants representing several of the college’s 10 areas of study will spend four semesters researching, designing, and … Continue reading

Golf Scramble sets record for Student Emergency Fund

Friends and members of the ACC community raised more than $30,000 for the college’s Student Emergency Fund at the annual Golf Scramble tournament October 14 at Riverside Golf Course. A record number of golfers and … Continue reading

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ACC se une a la campaña nacional de prevención de drogas conocida como la Semana del Listón Rojo

Austin Community College (ACC) se une a las universidades en todo el país para crear conciencia sobre el abuso y prevención de drogas y alcohol durante la Semana del Listón Rojo del 23 de octubre … Continue reading

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ACC joins national Red Ribbon Week drug prevention campaign

Austin Community College (ACC) will join colleges and universities nationwide to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention during Red Ribbon Week October 23 through 31. This year’s campaign is YOLO (you only live once): … Continue reading

Reminder: Classes must be on degree plan for financial aid

With registration for spring classes underway, Austin Community College is reminding students that they can only receive federal financial aid for courses that are on their degree plan. See answers to common questions about course … Continue reading

Help connect students to their future at Nov. 5 fair

ACC departments are invited to showcase their programs and expertise at Destination: ACC College & Career Exploration Day  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at Highland Campus. The fair gives prospective and currents … Continue reading

Learn tips for securing your financial future Oct. 25-27

It’s never too late — or too early — to start planning for the future. ACC’s Human Resources Department is hosting information sessions for employees about saving for retirement (coinciding with National Retirement Security Week) … Continue reading

Join the fun at student vs. staff kickball game Oct. 19

Austin Community College students will square off with faculty and staff at the annual Students vs. Staff Kickball game 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Krieg Softball Complex (515 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin). The … Continue reading

ACC spring registration is underway

Austin Community College spring registration is now open to current and former students. New students may begin registering for classes Monday, October 31. ACC’s 10 areas of study make it simple to plan each semester efficiently, … Continue reading

Notice of Joint General and Special Elections

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Groundbreaking celebrates Elgin Campus expansion

Partnership was the primary theme when state and community leaders joined the Austin Community College District (ACC) Tuesday, October 11, at the groundbreaking celebration of Elgin Campus Phase II. “We’re here because of your vision, … Continue reading

Vocational Nursing hosts site review for continuing accreditation

The ACC Vocational Nursing Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Wednesday, October 19, at 4:30 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8362 … Continue reading

ACC Elgin campus expanding with new classrooms, clinics

KXAN: ACC Elgin campus expanding with new classrooms, clinics By Claire Ricke     |     Published: October 11, 2016 AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community College is breaking ground on Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a project to expand the Elgin … Continue reading

Join Red Ribbon Week activities Oct. 24-28

Faculty and staff are invited to help raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention during national Red Ribbon Week October 24 through 28. Employees are encouraged to take part in an informational workshop offered … Continue reading

Suicide car bombing survivor begins college at ACC

Fox 7: Suicide car bombing survivor begins college at ACC Qusay Hussein navigates the halls of Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus. He’s more than a month into his first classes as a college student. Something he will … Continue reading

Student Services launches new webinar series Oct. 20

Faculty and staff are invited to learn the latest developments in the college’s transition to guided pathways at a webinar 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20. “Guided Pathways – An Imperative for Change” is … Continue reading

Events highlight success strategies for males of color

Austin Community College faculty, staff, and students recently participated in two events highlighting success strategies for males of color. Embracing Equity “Embracing Equity: A Call to Action to Improve the Lives of Young Men of … Continue reading

Take a stand against bullying on Spirit Day Oct. 19

Austin Community College faculty, staff, and students are invited to wear purple on Spirit Day Wednesday, October 19, as the college takes a stand against bullying and shows support for the LGBTQ community. ACC’s’ LGBT … 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. Riverbats Employee of the Year Student Life Coordinator Mauri Winters is Riverbats Employee … Continue reading

HR Connection: ADA compliance, breast cancer awareness, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department. Professional development – are you in compliance? As a reminder, all employees are required to complete ADA Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention training. New employees are … Continue reading

Save the date for Dec. 9 holiday party

Plan to celebrate the holidays under the big top at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 9, at the JW Marriott Hotel (110 E. 2nd St., Austin). Tickets may be purchased online only through … Continue reading

August Bravo award recipients model excellence

ACC congratulates the August recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. 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

Early College High School allows students to change their future

Austin American Statesman: Early College High School allows students to change their future As the school year shifts into full gear, students in Round Rock’s first early college high school are settling in to start … Continue reading

ACC-Elgin expansion funding 2 new buildings

Elgin Courier:  ACC-Elgin expansion funding 2 new buildings The Austin Community College Elgin campus is hosting a groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The campus will be breaking ground … Continue reading

Voter Registration hitting record numbers

Fox 7: Voter Registration hitting record numbers Voter registration efforts in Central Texas are eclipsing historical marks. State wide, 14.8 million residents are currently registered, which is a record number. Voter registration drives, like one held … Continue reading

Analista: debate presidencial podría no tener impacto en campaña

Telemundo: Analista: debate presidencial podría no tener impacto en campaña Como en todos los debates presidenciales, hay momentos claves y que pudiesen tener trascendencia, pero sea cual sea el veredicto sobre el ganador del encuentro de … Continue reading

ACC making it easier for Austinites to register to vote

KXAN: ACC making it easier for Austinites to register to vote AUSTIN (KXAN) — With the prime-time debate airing Monday night, Austin Community College wants to remind Austinites to register to vote. Joining us in the … Continue reading

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