Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

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

2017 Eco Bag winning design

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

HR Connection: Benefits info, top “Exercise Stars,” retirees & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Wellness Program earns mayor’s recognition The Employee Wellness Program joins some of Austin’s most well-known employers as a Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council Certified Partner. Selected … Continue reading

Honors Astronomy class, "Life in the Universe."

Honors Class Explores Extraterrestrial Life in Fall

Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life The Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life this fall in a 4-credit astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael … Continue reading

Attend General Assembly/Fall Convocation Sept. 29

The spring semester is almost over, but it’s not too early to mark your calendar for General Assembly/Fall Convocation on Friday, September 29, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd. The theme, “The … Continue reading

group at diversity leadership training

Leadership training focuses on equity, racism

College administrators, faculty, staff, and students recently joined community partners for a two-day leadership training event coordinated by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which is within ACC’s Department of Community Engagement and Public Affairs. … Continue reading

ACC students explore current topics at Capitol

ACC students got a close-up view of the legislative process during recent visits to the Texas Capitol. Government students see lessons in action About 60 students from the LBJ Early College High School and other ACC … Continue reading

From the Provost: AACC conference, spring faculty forums

Several representatives from the college attended and presented at the recent American Association of Community Colleges conference, which featured numerous sessions on guided pathways. The event was a valuable opportunity for us to learn how … Continue reading

ACC Trustees vote to hold tuition rates steady for fourth consecutive year

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fourth consecutive year. The college’s Board of Trustees voted to maintain the 2017-18 tuition and fee rates for both in-district and … Continue reading

ACC hosts leader from Pakistan women’s college

A college administrator from Pakistan’s Punjab province recently visited Austin Community College to explore ideas for expanding workforce education to women in her country. Rubina Sarwar, principal of the Government College for Women in Gujranwala … Continue reading

Hays phase 2 building

ACC to break ground on Hays first responder facilities

  Construction is set to begin on a new first responder center at Austin Community College’s Hays Campus that will prepare students for critical jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. The college will … Continue reading

ACC Employee Wellness Program earns city recognition

The Austin Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council has named Austin Community College a Certified Partner in recognition of ACC’s Employee Wellness Program. MHFC Certified Partners, which include some Austin’s best-known employers, must offer initiatives addressing … Continue reading

ACC pairs popular core courses for veterans learning community

Austin Community College this fall is creating a new learning community for military veterans by pairing two core curriculum courses and offering them back-to-back. The courses, Introduction to Public Speaking (SPCH 1315-017) and Effective Learning: … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

New Round Rock Campus parking lot opens

A new 301-space parking lot is now open on the north side of ACC’s Round Rock Campus (north of parking lot K). The additional spaces will ease parking congestion during the construction of a new … Continue reading

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March Bravo award recipients model excellence

ACC congratulates the March 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

Apr. 21 Faculty Forum examines learning outcomes, job skills

Full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to learn how to align student learning outcomes with occupational competencies at ACC’s April Faculty Forum 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 21, at the Holiday Inn Midtown (6000 … Continue reading

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Explore success strategies for Latinx students at Apr. 20 forum

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to share thoughts about the Latinx education experience at a forum 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 20, at Eastview Campus. Following opening remarks by ACC President/CEO Dr. … Continue reading

ACC and Concordia University Texas launch co-enrollment program

Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas have launched a co-enrollment partnership starting fall 2017 to offer career-technical students a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree at ACC. The program, called “Concordia Connect 3+1,” … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus carry forums

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of forums in April to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (the campus carry law) and get input from college students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

Take part in health and wellness fair April 26

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a college health and wellness fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Multipurpose Room 8500 and courtyard at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). More than … Continue reading

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