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President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a former ACCelerator … 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 expands Career ACCelerator Program

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has donated $250,000 to the Austin Community College Foundation to fund scholarships for adult students entering ACC’s Career ACCelerator Program. Career ACCelerator combines instruction with financial assistance, support services, and paid … Continue reading

ACC names future Leander campus

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously named the district’s future Leander campus the ACC San Gabriel Campus during its regular meeting Monday, April 4. “This campus will be a vital part of … Continue reading

Austin Woman Invited To State of the Union

Time Warner Cable News: Austin Woman Invited To State of the Union

2 Students Among Guests for State of the Union

Inside Higher Ed: 2 Students Among Guests for State of the Union

What to Expect: Final State of the Union Address by President Obama

Time Warner Cable News: What to Expect: Final State of the Union Address by President Obama

ACC initiative accelerates women into IT fields

The Austin Community College District (ACC) launches the Women in Information Technology (IT) initiative, a program designed to accelerate women into entry-levels careers in IT, thanks to a grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates … Continue reading

ACC student is honored guest at State of the Union address

KXAN: ACC student is honored guest at State of the Union address

Obama, Biden invite Austinites to State of the Union Address

KEYE: Obama, Biden invite Austinites to State of the Union Address

Alumna de ACC invitada por la Dra. Jill Biden al discurso presidencial sobre el Estado de la Union

El éxito de una alumna en el programa de desarrollo matemático capta la atención en Washington, D.C. Cuando Jenny Bragdon entró a su primera clase en Austin Community College (ACC) durante la primavera del 2015 … Continue reading

Two Austin Residents Invited to Attend Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Time Warner Cable News: Two Austin Residents Invited to Attend Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Here’s Whom The Obamas Invited To The State Of The Union Address

Huffington Post: Here’s Whom The Obamas Invited To The State Of The Union Address

White House Announces Guests in First Lady’s Box – State of the Union Address

The White House: White House Announces Guests in First Lady’s Box – State of the Union Address

ACC student to join first lady for State of Union speech

Austin American Statesman: ACC student to join first lady for State of Union speech

ACC student invited as Dr. Jill Biden’s guest at State of the Union

When Jenny Bragdon walked into her first class at Austin Community College in spring 2015 she was nervous but excited. It had been more than 20 years since Bragdon sat in a class. She knew … Continue reading

2015 in review: Something exciting is starting here

2015 might be considered a year of transition for Austin Community College, as several of the year’s activities set the stage for great things to come. Following are some of the highlights. Special events Second … Continue reading

ACC named Bellwether finalist

Austin Community College has been named a finalist for a 2016 Bellwether award recognizing innovation in community college programs and practices. The college was selected in the category of Instructional Programs & Services for the … Continue reading

Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places

Campus Technology: Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places

Highland Campus, ACCelerator open extended hours

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus and ACCelerator computer lab now are open later during the week and on weekends to give students more time to use the ACCelerator, visit the library, get tutoring, or take … Continue reading

Dr. Jill Biden praises ACC in national speech

Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden praised Austin Community College, the ACCelerator learning lab, and the college’s MATD 0421 math class during a recent appearance with President Barack Obama promoting the president’s free community college initiative. … Continue reading

Student enrollment, success rates increase in competency-based classes

As Austin Community College expands its competency-based learning options for students, enrollment and success rates in the highly flexible courses continue to grow. “The students love the competency-based, hands-on approach to learning, especially the older … Continue reading

ACC offering career exploration and job training for women age 50+

BACK TO WORK 50+ at ACC information sessions begin Thursday, August 6 The Austin Community College District (ACC) is holding information sessions for a new program created in collaboration with  AARP Foundation to help women … Continue reading

Meeting Students Where They Are: Critical for Success in Developmental Hybrid Programming

evoLLLution: Meeting Students Where They Are: Critical for Success in Developmental Hybrid Programming

ACC selects Pfluger Associates for Leander Campus construction

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees has selected Pfluger Associates as the lead architect/engineering team for ACC Leander Campus “This selection is an important and meaningful step forward. The community has been … Continue reading

Reshaping the Educational Environment for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Educause Review: Reshaping the Educational Environment for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Austin Community College’s promising experiment: Personalized remedial mathematics

ACC’s ACCelerator and the college’s new developmental math course, MATD 0421, is featured in the latest publication of Inside Higher Ed. The course is gaining national attention for its impressive results. More than 90 percent of surveyed … Continue reading

“Todos tienen derecho a graduarse sin una deuda”: Jill Biden

Univision: “Todos tienen derecho a graduarse sin una deuda”: Jill Biden

ACC’s ACCelerator and developmental math course win praise of second lady and under secretary of education

Austin Community College welcomed second lady Dr. Jill Biden and Under Secretary of Education Dr. Ted Mitchell on Monday, March 9, to tour the Highland Campus’ ACCelerator and meet with students and faculty of the … Continue reading

On the Road: Dr. Biden Visits Community Colleges in Florida and Texas

Leading up to the SXSWedu Conference in Austin, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Austin Community College’s ACCelerator at Highland Campus to learn more about the innovative strategies and technology being used to increase retention, completion and … Continue reading

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