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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

Take part in Nov. 11 Student Services webinar

ACC faculty and staff are invited to take part in the next Student Services webinar, “Advising — The Pivotal Link to Student Success” 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 11. Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia … 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

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

Guided pathways update: New onboarding processes, proactive outreach, and enrollment gains

In the three months since Austin Community College began transitioning to guided pathways, new onboarding processes and the collaborative efforts of several college divisions are helping thousands of new Austin Community College students get off … Continue reading

New faculty coordinators support areas of study

Austin Community College has appointed faculty coordinators for each of the college’s 10 areas of study. The coordinators will ensure instructional and support services within each area are aligned and complementary and will help develop … Continue reading

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ACC selected for Texas Pathways Project

Austin Community College is one of 12 Texas community colleges chosen to participate in the Texas Pathways Project, an initiative to help more institutions transition to guided pathways. Sponsored by the Texas Success Center and … Continue reading

From the Provost: Guided Pathways, organizational updates

With our guided pathways implementation in full swing, it seems like things are changing almost daily at the college. One thing we’ve heard repeatedly from other colleges that have gone through this is, “You can … Continue reading

Pathways update: Links to new webpages and information

On June 1 Austin Community College introduced new processes and support systems related to its guided pathways implementation. New and updated webpages describe streamlined enrollment steps, areas of study with related programs, and more. Follow … Continue reading

Fall 2016 FacStaff Change Guide: New processes for guided pathways and more

From now throughout the fall, several college processes and practices will change. Many relate to the guided pathways implementation. All are designed to better support students from the time they consider coming to ACC through … Continue reading

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ACC introduces new application, advising processes to support guided pathways

Austin Community College transitions to new application and advising processes beginning June 1. The changes support the college’s new “guided pathways” structure for programs and services and will make it easier for students to enroll, … Continue reading

Guided pathways update: ACC areas of study and programs

Austin Community College programs are organized into 10 areas of study. The table below lists programs and the lead instructional dean(s) for each study area. Lead instructional deans have been identified to assist with the … Continue reading

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From the Student Services VP: Defining advisor, counselor roles for guided pathways

As you know, the college is knee-deep in its guided pathways implementation. I want to bring you up-to-date on some of the developments in Student Services. Because a primary intent of guided pathways is to … Continue reading

From the Provost: Pathways update; ATD conference

Earlier this month our Futures Institute members facilitated a series of open forums about ACC’s guided pathways implementation. I want to thank faculty and staff who shared their thoughts and concerns ― you’re a vital … Continue reading

Learn about pathways plans at upcoming forums

Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to learn about the college’s plans to redesign its programs and services based on “guided pathways” at open forums Friday, March 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

ACC begins pathways implementation

Work is underway to reorganize Austin Community College programs and services to make it easier for students to select the coursework best suited to their goals and stay on track to earn a credential. Administrators, … Continue reading

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ACC reports progress in student success measures

Persistence and completion rates for Austin Community College students have increased steadily in the past two years, while the number of students mandated to developmental education has declined. The results are among the data reported … Continue reading

Futures Institute gets underway

Austin Community College’s Futures Institute is at work gathering information that will guide new strategies for helping students complete a degree or certificate on time and move on to career-path jobs or university classes. The … Continue reading

Learn about guiding principles for guided pathways

Austin Community College is taking the first steps toward implementing “guided pathways” at the college in fall 2016, as its 24-member Futures Institute looks at how programs and services can be reorganized to better support … Continue reading

Help shape ACC’s future: Participate in Futures Institute survey

Members of Austin Community College’s Futures Institute are seeking input from the ACC community about plans to reorganize college programs and services into broad “guided pathways.” Guided pathways are designed to help students identify the … Continue reading

ACC selects members of Futures Institute

Twenty-four faculty, staff, and students have been selected to participate in a new group that will examine ways to restructure college programs and services to better support students’ on-time degree or certificate completion. The Futures … Continue reading

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