Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue reading

New! Block schedules help students fit college into schedule

Starting this fall, Austin Community College introduces a blocked scheduling program that will make it easier for students to finish college faster. Block schedules are classes arranged back-to-back that count toward a designated degree or … Continue reading

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ACC closes Tuesday in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week summer … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English a number of options for language training,” says Dr. Shannon Bailey, ESOL … Continue reading

Math Department pilots fast-track developmental class options

The Math Program is introducing two pilot projects this fall aimed at helping developmental math students reach their goals sooner. Algebra Express – Includes 3 transferable college credits Recommended for students needing elementary or intermediate … Continue reading

ACC to begin developing RN-to-BSN degree program

Austin Community College (ACC) is beginning its work to develop curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 into law Monday, June 12, authorizing ACC and other … Continue reading

ACC adopts campus carry policy

Austin Community College has adopted new rules for implementing the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect for community colleges August 1. The comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task … Continue reading

Welding professor helps students forge successful careers

How does a musician with aspirations of a career in the symphony end up an award-winning welding professor? According to Dr. Warren Donworth, Austin Community College professor of welding, it’s not that much of a … Continue reading

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Congrats to May Bravo award recipients

ACC 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. … Continue reading

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ACC examines Arab Spring and its long shadow

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on the emergence of the Arab Spring and its impact on democracy development and human rights in countries from Tunisia to Syria. The presentation, part of the … Continue reading

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Answering the state’s nursing crisis

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses a solution to the state’s nursing crisis in a President’s Podcast featuring guests Megan Snay, a May graduate of ACC’s nursing program, and Greg Hartman, chief of external … Continue reading

From the Provost: Faculty explore learning strategies at institute

Forty-three faculty just spent a week exploring ideas for incorporating engaged-learning strategies into their teaching at an institute designed and led by our “Project Active and Collaborative Communities” (Project ACC) faculty fellows. Daily plenary and … Continue reading

Bond projects update: Foundation work, framing continues; San Gabriel tops out; Rio Grande prepares for demolition

Work is progressing rapidly on bond-funded capital improvement projects at several campuses. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. San Gabriel: Framework completed Construction crews, architects, and … Continue reading

Leadership Academy fellows celebrate year of discovery

See below for information about applying for the 2017-18 academy class. Members of the 2016-17 ACC Leadership Academy celebrated a year of learning and growth at a graduation ceremony May 26 at Eastview Campus. President/CEO … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone

Construction crews, architects, and engineers working to bring Austin Community College’s San Gabriel Campus to life joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site in Leander. Guests commemorated … Continue reading

HR Connection: Benefits enrollment, PEP, Supervisor Certificate Program & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Benefits enrollment is July 9 – July 22 It’s time to begin planning for annual benefits enrollment. Around July 1, employees will receive a Personal Benefits … 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. Celebrating 30 of years of service to PTK ACC’s Phi Theta Kappa alumni … Continue reading

ACC faculty to attend Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar

Three ACC faculty will explore global issues and learn strategies for advancing global education at the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) Seminar in Potsdam, Germany in July. Jill Bosche, adjunct assistant professor of English; Michelle Crabtree, … Continue reading

ACC co-hosts small business partner conference May 24

        Austin Community College, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Austin Independent School District are partnering to offer a one-day conference for small businesses interested in working with government agencies. The … Continue reading

Get involved in equity initiatives at upcoming workshops

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn how to promote inclusive and equitable communities at the following workshops hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which is within the college’s Department of … Continue reading

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Eco bag design winners spread earth-conscience message

ACC graphic design major Alaina Brogan won the 2017 Eco Bag Art contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Brogan’s design during Earth Week April 17-22. It will be printed on reusable bags that will be … Continue reading

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April Bravo award recipients go above and beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April. 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

Austin Community College Spring Commencement ceremonies at the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

ACC celebrates its spring 2017 graduates

Photos from spring commencement May 11, 2017 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Groundbreaking celebrates future Hays Campus first responder center

Community leaders and friends joined Austin Community College May 9 to break ground on a new first responder training center at ACC’s Hays Campus. While architectural renderings provided guests with a glimpse of the state-of-the-art … Continue reading

Faculty & staff: Boost your financial aid savvy at May workshops

ACC faculty and staff are invited to learn the ins and outs of student financial aid at workshops offered May 16 and 18 at three campuses. At Pathways to Dollars and $en$e, staff from the … Continue reading

ACC and JLABS host free workshop for STEM entrepreneurs

The ACC Bioscience Incubator hosts a free workshop to help entrepreneurs connect with investors 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at its offices in ACC Highland (6101 Airport Blvd.). Hosted in partnership with … Continue reading

Missed the Instruction Division livestream? View update

ACC Vice President of Instruction Mike Midgley joined Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, associate vice president of academic programs, and Dr. Gretchen Riehl, associate vice president of workforce education, for a livestreamed update of developments impacting … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center closes temporarily

Austin Community College’s Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland is closed temporarily while crews perform demolition work associated with Highland phase 2 renovations and construction. Students and prospective students may receive assistance from Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

Follow our progress: ACC website gets a fresh look, improved structure

ACC’s website is changing and the college’s web team wants faculty and staff to be part of the process. The Web Redesign Project is transforming this important public-facing communications asset into a new virtual front … Continue reading

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