FacStaff Digest – September 2017

ACC Highland Building 4000 opens for fall classes, featuring state-of-the-art facilities for art, jewelry, dance, theater, CAD, and more.

ACC Highland Building 4000 opens for fall classes, featuring state-of-the-art facilities for art, jewelry, dance, theater, CAD, and more.

 ACC Highland Building 4000 is open: Hear from your colleagues

ACC Highland is transforming into a regional center for workforce training and lifelong learning. Building 4000 is now open for students. Hear from faculty and staff about the new space.

ACC and Apple’s Tim Cook launch new app development program

Apple’s Tim Cook joins ACC to launch a new app development program for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy.

Academic Realignment: Meet the new instructional deans

ACC restructured the academic dean divisions to align with the areas of study and help streamline and enhance student pathways.

Celebrate fall semester at General Assembly

Faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues at General Assembly/Fall Convocation 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 29, at the Hyatt Regency.

Help Hurricane Harvey survivors: Donate to Harvey HELP Fund

Your donation can help ACC students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. ACC has partnered with other higher education institutions to form the Harvey HELP Fund. Donations will help students recover financially so that they may return to their classes and persist on their higher education pathway.

Summer Successes

ACC celebrates groundbreaking at Rio Grande Campus
More than 100 years after the Rio Grande Campus first opened its doors, Austin Community College broke ground Thursday, August 10, on state-of-the-art renovations and historical preservation to the Main Building.

ACC named Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center
ACC is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to serve as a site for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center designed to educate, prepare, and inspire the next generation of leaders to break down racial hierarchies.

ACC launches new medical device manufacturing degree
ACC now offers a new degree in medical device manufacturing to prepare students to work in the area’s growing biomedical-device industry.

Weekend College begins
ACC is expanding learning opportunities with Weekend College degree and workforce certificate programs designed to provide students the option to complete an associate degree in general studies or specialized workforce certificates with weekend-only coursework.

ACC begins developing RN-to-BSN bridge program
ACC is developing curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program that will allow registered nurses with diplomas and associate degrees to earn a BSN credential.

ACC adopts campus carry policy
ACC implemented the state’s campus carry law August 1. The college’s comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task Force, defines who the law covers, how it will be administered, and penalties for violations.

New fast-track options in developmental math
The Math Program introduces two pilot projects this fall aimed at helping developmental math students reach their goals sooner.

Riverbats BRAVO Recipients
ACC congratulates the Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June and July.

Riverbats Excellence Recipients

ACC congratulates the Riverbats Excellence award recipients. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale building, and integrity.

HR Connection

Information on flu shots, insurance plans, retirees, and more.

Introducing the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED)
The TLED is designed to provide faculty with resources and programs.

Upcoming Events

Highland Phase 2 Groundbreaking | Thurs., Sept. 21 | 10 a.m. | 6101 Highland Campus Dr.

General Assembly Fri., Sept. 29  |  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

General Assembly
Fri., Sept. 29 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hyatt Regency – free shuttle available

Registration is required. Sign up now.

Don’t Forget!

College & Career Exploration Showcase

Register now for the College & Career Exploration Showcase and remind your students to attend.
Sat., Sept. 30 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ACC Highland Campus

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