Monthly Archives: May 2016

ACC introduces “First Step” video for applicants

On June 1 Austin Community College introduces streamlined application steps to support its new “guided pathways” structure for programs of services. Prospective students who are new to ACC are required to view a 13-minute “First … Continue reading

ACC will close in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. The college’s first summer sessions start Tuesday, with first day … Continue reading

Puente mentors needed: Help students build bridges to success

Austin Community College is seeking mentors for Puente, a national award-winning program that helps educationally disadvantaged students enroll in and persist through college. Mentors are needed to work with students at ACC’s Riverside and Hays … Continue reading

ACC Children’s Lab School offers evening child care for student parents

Austin Community College’s Children’s Lab School at Eastview Campus currently has openings for evening childcare for children of ACC students taking classes this summer. The program is offered for children 2 to 10 years old … Continue reading

Faculty: Apply for globalizing curriculum grant by June 30

Austin Community College full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to apply for one of two Globalizing Curriculum, Courses, and Instruction grants awarded by the International Programs Office. Each $2,000 grant funds projects that help students … Continue reading

Northridge garden awarded national butterfly sanctuary designation

It started off as a modest garden project in 2013 with a few rows of vegetables and flowers. Three years later, the Northridge Campus garden has been designated a Monarch Migratory Waystation Habitat by, one … Continue reading

Exercise Stars model winning fitness habits; “Boost Your Produce” starts soon

Austin Community College congratulates the hundreds of employees getting fit this spring through the second annual “Become an Exercise Star” program. Almost 90 percent of the 377 participants reached their exercise goal and received a … Continue reading

ACC named to Forbes top employers list

Austin Community College District has been named to Forbes 2016 America’s Best Employers list. ACC is the only community college in the nation to be recognized. The list ranks the country’s top large and midsize … Continue reading

CBE and Employability – Building a Comprehensive Strategy

Education Dive – CBE and Employability – Building a Comprehensive Strategy

Austin’s ACCelerator Lab Gives ‘Meet Me at the Mall’ a New Meaning

EdSurge – Austin’s ACCelerator Lab Gives ‘Meet Me at the Mall’ a New Meaning    

Passion for Social Activism Inspires Truman Scholar

Life & Letters Magazine – Passion for Social Activism Inspires Truman Scholar

Isabella Rose Taylor Named Austin A-List Rising Star

Silicon Hill News – Isabella Rose Taylor Named Austin A-List Rising Star

Seriously injured Iraqi refugee celebrates GED milestone

Qusay Hussein will walk the stage at the Austin Community College District (ACC) commencement ceremony tonight to receive his GED certificate with honors, 10 years after surviving a suicide bomb attack in his hometown of … Continue reading

April Bravo award recipients go above and beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit … Continue reading

ACC, Round Rock Mull Early College Funding

Austin American-Statesman – ACC, Round Rock Mull Early College Funding

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

exterior of Cypress Creek Campus covered walkway with students passing by.

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

ACC awarded national science grant to develop innovative research experience course

The National Science Foundation awarded Austin Community College (ACC) $300,000 to develop a unique two-year research experience course for students in STEM-related fields. “Traditionally, undergraduate research has been limited to students in their junior or … 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

ACC selects winning Eco Bag design during activity-filled Earth Week

Austin Community College student Rawan Fakhreddine won ACC’s 2016 Eco Bag Art contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Fakhreddine’s colorful design during Earth Week, April 18-22. It will be printed on reusable bags that will … Continue reading

Alumnos de ACC ayudan con exhibición de fósiles de dinosaurios

Una llamada inesperada que recibió el profesor de geología Torvald Hessel de ACC le trajo no solo una experiencia especial a él, sino también a estudiantes que cursan en clases de ciencias. “No lo podía … Continue reading

Future Riverbats show their pride on College Signing Day

More than 130 future Austin Community College students joined their college-going peers at the second annual Central Texas College Signing Day April 29 at the University of Texas at Austin. The Riverbat contingent was about … Continue reading

Board Briefs: 2016-17 tuition rates; new degree, certificate awards; Rackspace agreement

At its May 2 regular session, the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees set tuition rates for 2016-17, approved new certificate and degree awards, and discussed the ACC Highland lease agreement with Rackspace. Find … Continue reading

Riverbats Excellence Award

Employee award recipients exemplify excellence

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale-building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of paid … Continue reading

HR Connection: Financial Wellness Fair, PEP evaluations, medical coverage while traveling, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Attend Financial Wellness Fair May 12 All employees are invited to attend ACC’s annual Financial Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 … Continue reading

ACC students place at international DECA competition

Six ACC students recently competed at the 2016 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. DECA is an international organization open to all high school and college students interested in the business world. … Continue reading

ACC recognizes first Veterinary Technology grads

Amber McDonald celebrates the degree she worked hard to achieve, but it’s the unique experience she gained in a real-life setting that has started her career caring for animals. McDonald is one of the first … Continue reading

ACC students get hands-on learning with rare historical fossils

The call came unexpectedly, and in that moment Torvald Hessel’s life took a turn. “I didn’t believe it. This is the story of life, and it was coming to my museum,” says Hessel, ACC professor … Continue reading

RTF students in control room

ESTABLISHING SHOTS to screen at Marchesa Theatre

ACC’ Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Department invites the community to Establishing Shots, a special screening of current student digital film and video projects from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Marchesa Theatre (6406 North … Continue reading

ACC celebra sus graduados de la primavera

El Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrará sus graduados de la primavera durante una ceremonia a las 6 p.m., el jueves, 12 de mayo en el Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Los estudiantes … Continue reading

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