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ACC welcomes associate vice president of student success services

Austin Community College recently named Dr. Ruth Reinhart as associate vice president of student success services effective Thursday, March 1. She will be providing leadership to the three Student Services Regional Executive Deans. Ruth brings … Continue reading

Free workshops for veterans address debt management, buying a home

Student veterans and their families can get helpful information on dealing with debt and buying a home at free workshops May 16 and 23 at ACC’s Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. “Options for … Continue reading

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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

From the Student Services VP: New student coaching initiative, program update sessions

I want to update you on some important developments in Student Services and invite you to attend the upcoming academic and workforce information sessions where you will learn about recent developments in these programs. Student … Continue reading

Tutor conference shares insights for student success

More than 350 ACC faculty, tutors, Learning Lab managers, administrators, and guests explored strategies for helping students excel in and out of the classroom at the annual Tutor Conference held March 24 at the Eastview … Continue reading

Get updates on academic, workforce programs at April info sessions

ACC faculty and staff can learn about new developments in college academic and workforce programs at information sessions Friday, April 14, at Highland Business Center and Friday, April 21, at Riverside Campus. Hosted by the … 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

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

From the Student Services VP: New Highland Campus dean; webinar series

I am pleased to announce another addition to our Student Services leadership. Michael Acosta has been appointed dean of student services for ACC’s Highland Campus. His first day is Monday, February 6, and he will … Continue reading

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Male Leadership Program hosts lunchtime Power Hours

Austin Community College’s Male Leadership Program is hosting Power Hour mentoring meetings from 1 to 2 p.m. at most campuses during the spring semester. The first meeting is Wednesday, February 1, at South Austin Campus. … Continue reading

Tutor Conference rescheduled for March 24

Austin Community College’s upcoming Learning Lab Tutor Conference has been rescheduled. The conference, “Expertise, Experience, Excellence: Partnering for Student Success,” is Friday, March 24, at Eastview Campus. The Learning Lab Tutor Conference is a valuable … Continue reading

Guided Pathways update: FAQs about advising

Following are responses to questions asked during the Student Services Division’s November 11 faculty/staff webinar, “Advising — The Pivotal Link to Student Success.” The next webinar is 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 9, and will address … Continue reading

From the Student Services VP: New appointments, webinar series continues

Happy fall! I want to bring you up-to-date on some important news from Student Services. First, I invite you to join me Friday, November 11, for the second session of a webinar series on the … 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

Reminder: Classes must be on degree plan for financial aid

With registration for spring classes underway, Austin Community College is reminding students that they can only receive federal financial aid for courses that are on their degree plan. See answers to common questions about course … 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

Events highlight success strategies for males of color

Austin Community College faculty, staff, and students recently participated in two events highlighting success strategies for males of color. Embracing Equity “Embracing Equity: A Call to Action to Improve the Lives of Young Men of … Continue reading

Take a stand against bullying on Spirit Day Oct. 19

Austin Community College faculty, staff, and students are invited to wear purple on Spirit Day Wednesday, October 19, as the college takes a stand against bullying and shows support for the LGBTQ community. ACC’s’ LGBT … Continue reading

Degree Map training for faculty begins Sept. 29

ACC faculty can learn about the latest updates to the Degree Map online tool at upcoming training sessions. The training is designed for instructors who advise students; however, all faculty and advisors are encouraged to … Continue reading

ACC organizational update: Special Populations Office

ACC’s Special Populations Office has reorganized staff and processes to better coordinate its five focus areas and align services to the college’s guided pathways. The changes bring together expertise to provide a more holistic approach … Continue reading

ACC hosts Health and Wellness Fair Sept. 28

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about staying healthy and fit at a Health and Wellness Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Highland Campus. More than … Continue reading

Free money management workshops offered through Sept. 29

Want to understand more about credit or financing college? Austin Community College’s Student Money Management Office is hosting free workshops at various campuses through the end of September. A light lunch or dinner is included. … Continue reading

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From the Student Services VP: New leaders promote proactive academic support services

I am pleased to announce two important additions to our Student Success & Analytics team. Dr. Monique Johnson-Jones has been named executive director of learning support services, and Curtiss Stevens will serve as director of … 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

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From the Student Services VP: Organizational structure and advising processes

As you know ACC’s Student Services Division in recent months has been building an organizational structure to support guided pathways. The new structure provides a foundation for systemic change and will help us create an … Continue reading

ACC Student Services fall hours

Hours of operation for student services at some Austin Community College campuses are changing this fall. Hours for the following offices are listed below: Admissions & Records Advising Counseling Financial Aid Student Accessibility Services (SAS) … Continue reading

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‘Embracing Equity’ event Sept. 13 addresses success for men of color

Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to attend a half-day interactive event to explore how systems and success pathways can be improved to better serve boys and men of color. “Embracing Equity: A … Continue reading

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New Money Management Office helps students master financial matters

With the help of a $1.7 million Department of Education grant, Austin Community College’s Student Money Management Office is taking aim at one of the biggest roadblocks to students earning a degree. “Paying for college … Continue reading

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