FacStaff Digest – October 2017

The ACC LGBT eQuity Committee, students, faculty, and staff march in the 27th annual Austin Pride Parade on Saturday, September 30. See photos from the event.

The ACC LGBT eQuity Committee, students, faculty, and staff march in the 27th annual Austin Pride Parade on Saturday, September 30.


 See photos from the event.

Office of Equity & Inclusion: First-year successes

The Office of Equity and Inclusion was launched in 2016 to ensure the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students. Read about its advances in its first year.

ACC professor helps students navigate the recording world

Music Business, Performance, and Technology Professor Tim Dittmar publishes new book to educate future sound engineers.

Accelerated Programmer Training nominated for state award

The State of Texas has selected ACC’s Accelerated Programmer Training Program as one of eight finalists for the annual Star Award, presented by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for programs that increase access to higher education and training.

Announcing the second cohort of Project ACC Faculty Fellows

Project Active and Collaborative Communities (Project ACC) is led by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Faculty Fellows serve four semester terms as they research and pilot new active teaching strategies that support ACC students.

General Assembly/Fall Convocation 2017

Faculty and staff gathered September 29 for breakfast, a State of the College address, and keynote, followed by lunch and breakout sessions. Read about faculty discussions, core values, and new ways of guiding faculty experience at ACC.

Recent News

PACE program to receive national award

The Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment Program with UT-Austin will be awarded a 2017 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from
the National Academic Advising Association.

Employee Association Leadership Recognition

See leadership transitions in Adjunct Faculty Association, Faculty Senate, Classified Employee Association, and Association of Professional-Technical Employees.

Employee Wellness Program earns city recognition

The Austin Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council named Austin Community College a Certified Partner in recognition of ACC’s Employee Wellness Program.

Assessment website recognized by National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

The site was recognized for illustrating assessment information in meaningful ways and for being a good example of institutional transparency.

Bond projects update

Construction begins at Highland; San Gabriel crews begin installing drywall; Round Rock tops out

Elan Parkside Apartments available for lease

The multi-family community is the first phase of mixed-use redevelopment to open at Highland.

Riverbats BRAVO recipients

Congratulations to the Riverbats Bravo award recipients for August and September.

HR Connection

Information on SECC campaign, flu shots, retirement planning presentations, and more

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, and accolades

Don’t forget: Submit fall Presidential Student Achievement nominees now

Upcoming Events

ACC Jazz Ensemble and Redd Volkaert | Oct. 13 & 21

12th annual Golf Scramble | Oct. 13

Co-sponsored by SpawGlass, the Golf Scramble benefits the ACC Student Emergency Fund. To date, more than $160,000 has been distributed from the fund to help more than 260 students facing crises that might prevent them from continuing their education.

Financial Awareness Week | Oct. 14 – 20

Provides resources that help students and their families learn ways to plan for their future and manage their college expenses

Red Ribbon Week | Save the date: Oct. 23-27

ACC Holiday Party | Save the date: Dec. 8

Fall Commencement | Dec. 16

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