Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

April 7 workshop offers strategies for winning NSF grants

Individuals and organizations wanting to improve their chances of obtaining grants through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program are invited to a free workshop Friday, April 7, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 7, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Airport Blvd.). “This … Continue reading

ACC students share voices at state capitol

Two groups of Austin Community College students recently converged on the Texas Capitol to advocate on behalf of their peers and their future career fields. “These are great opportunities for our students’ voices to be … Continue reading

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Congrats to February award recipients

ACC congratulates the February 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

Third annual Fairway 5K raises funds for student scholarships

Damp and chilly weather didn’t prevent Austin Community College students, employees, and friends from coming out to raise money for student scholarships at the third annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk March … Continue reading

ACC shares insight with college leaders from Pakistan

Leaders from two Pakistan colleges visited Austin Community College in February and March to explore ideas for advancing the community college concept in their country. Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Butt and Syed Muhammad Baqir Jafary spent … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence award recipients bring personal touch to the classroom

In their combined seven decades in the classroom, Dr. Robert Blodgett, professor of geology, and Mario Aguilar, professor of paralegal, management, and real estate, have taught thousands of students. Still, developing a relationship with each … Continue reading

Student Achievement award nominations due March 31

It’s not too late to nominate a deserving student for the spring 2017 Presidential Student Achievement award. Presented at commencement, the Presidential Student Achievement award is the most prestigious student award given by ACC. The … Continue reading

HR Connection: New employment application, ‘Growing Resilient,’ Mammo Mixers, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. New ACC employment application available March 21 The HR Office together with the Information Technology Department is launching a new online employment application called e-Apply. e-Apply … Continue reading

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Task force hosts forums on Campus Carry policies

Austin Community College’s Campus Carry Implementation Task Force is hosting a series of forums about the state’s Campus Carry law (Texas Senate Bill 11), which becomes effective for two-year colleges on August 1. The forums … Continue reading

ACC kicks off new construction at Round Rock Campus

Almost eight years to the day after Austin Community College broke ground on a campus to serve the rapidly growing Round Rock area, college and community leaders gathered to celebrate the next phase of development. … Continue reading

ACC awarded national grant to train retail workforce

Area retail workers can now advance their careers by completing a career-boosting industry certificate at Austin Community College, due to a $2.9 million grant from the League of Innovation for Community Colleges. The award, part … Continue reading

Inaugural Summit explores challenges, solutions for advancing success equity

More than 350 Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and education partners gathered at the college’s Eastview Campus February 3 to explore strategies for advancing opportunity and success equity for all population groups. … Continue reading

Luggage drive for foster care alumni underway; donate by May 5

Here’s a relatively simple way to show a little love for new and future Riverbats: Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care. Faculty, staff, and students are invited … Continue reading

Enrollment team reorganizes to better support recruitment, onboarding

The Enrollment Management Office, now renamed Recruitment & Enrollment, is introducing new processes and organizational changes that will help it better nurture and assist prospective and incoming students. “Since our transition to guided pathways last … Continue reading

Student recruiting and onboarding: Q&A for faculty/staff

ACC’s Recruitment & Enrollment Office is implementing Ellucian’s CRM Recruit software to support the college’s streamlined application and enhanced recruiting and student onboarding processes. Following are questions from a February 10 webinar about the new … Continue reading

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Bravo to January award recipients

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January. 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

Annual Alumni Network party is March 1; join the fun and promote your program

Austin Community College’s Alumni Network will host its second annual spring party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S. Congress Ave. The event gives alumni and former students a chance to … Continue reading

Spring Digital Art + Technology Forum kicks off Feb. 17

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn how technology and art can be combined to spark ingenuity and innovation at the spring Digital Art + Technology Forum speaker series. The series … Continue reading

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Round Rock Campus expansion set to begin; celebrate groundbreaking Feb. 28

Austin Community College breaks ground on new and advanced education and training facilities at its Round Rock Campus 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28. The event is free and open to the public. Click … Continue reading

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ACC examines Mexican film and contemporary social issues

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on Mexican filmography and its role in contemporary social issues such as political corruption, migration flow, and religion during the spring global issues speaker series. The presentation … Continue reading

HR Connection: Heart health, insurance ‘double coverage,’ retirees, and more

February is American Heart Month Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? February is American Heart Month, which is a good time to: Schedule a … 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. Girl Scout Woman of Distinction Vice President of Human Resources Gerry Tucker has … Continue reading

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ACC to develop Campus Carry policies; learn how to stay informed

As the August 1 deadline approaches for Texas community colleges to comply with state law permitting guns on campuses, Austin Community College is developing campus carry policies and inviting the college community to provide input. … Continue reading

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From the VP of Instruction: New workforce appointment

I would like to give you an update on our academic realignment, which I initially discussed in the November 2016 “From the VP of Instruction,” and in a December 2016 update. In these communications, I … Continue reading

IT introduces enhanced system for requesting tech help

ACC’s Information Technology Department is rolling out a new, enhanced system for handling employee technical support. The Mojo Helpdesk software will be used for any type of technical issues, from assistance with computer hardware and … Continue reading

Faculty Learning Community examines global issues; apply now for 2017-18

Note: Faculty are invited to apply now for the 2017-18 Globalizing Curriculum learning community. See details below. Austin Community College faculty who teach a broad variety of disciplines are discovering how each can incorporate lessons … Continue reading

Puente Project Mentors Needed: Guide students in finding a path to success

Austin Community College (ACC) is seeking mentors for Puente, a national award-winning program that helps educationally disadvantaged students enroll in and advance through the college experience. During fall 2017, the program will expand and be offered … Continue reading

Learn about academic early alert system at Feb. 10 webinar

ACC’s Student Services Division resumes its webinar series for faculty and staff 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 10, with a presentation about the college’s plans for a new early alert system for students experiencing academic difficulties. … Continue reading

ACC hosts veteran authors for book readings and conversations

ACC Library Services hosts a series of readings and discussions as part of Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience, a statewide reading program sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book. “Read Across Texas encourages communities … Continue reading

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