Facstaff Digest – July 2016

Jay Stephens, adjunct associate professor of geology, talks to students at a recent area of study information session. More than 540 incoming students participated in the first month of AoS sessions; more than 1,000 are signed up for upcoming sessions.

Area of study webpage connects advisors, students

A new webpage makes it easy for students, faculty, and staff to find advisors for each of the 10 areas of study.

Texas Pathways Project taps ACC

ACC has been selected for a 12-college cadre that represents the vanguard of institutions adopting the concept in Texas.

ACC receives grant to create open educational resources

ACC is tackling the issue of high-priced textbooks through an initiative to create free or low-cost course materials. Learn how faculty can get involved.

New grant supports College Credit for Heroes program

Still more grant news: A Texas Workforce Commission award gives military heroes a fast track to becoming healthcare heroes through ACC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.

HR Connection

The annual benefits enrollment period begins July 24. Plus, learn about a new weight-loss program and see who just earned a Supervisor Certificate and which long-time members of the ACC community are retiring.

Report highlights progress in building workforce pipeline

The just-released Progress Toward Excellence report from ACC and the Austin Chamber of Commerce shows how the college is addressing area labor force needs and previews future challenges.

Mark your calendar

Plan now to attend these two fun and inspirational events:

Save the date for South Austin Campus 10th anniversary celebration

Set course for the new year at General Assembly Aug. 26

ACC in the news

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