Monthly Archives: February 2017

ACC amplía sede en Round Rock

El Austin Community College (ACC) iniciará la construcción de la Fase II de sus instalaciones en Round Rock con una ceremonia que se realizará el próximo martes 28 de febrero, de 10am. a 11:30am. La … Continue reading

5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project that breaks ground Tuesday

Community Impact: 5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project that breaks ground Tuesday: Officials break ground on new building on Tuesday 5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project … Continue reading

Lawmakers Seek to Ease Texas Nurses Shortage

Spectrum News: Lawmakers Seek to Ease Texas Nurses Shortage By Victoria Maranan Tuesday, February 21, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas — If the current economic trends keep up, Texas expects to be short 70,000 nurses by 2020. But … Continue reading

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Inicia la Expansión del Plantel de ACC Round Rock

Austin Community College ha comenzado la construcción de sus nuevas y avanzadas instalaciones para la educación y capacitación laboral en el Campus Round Rock. El proyecto de la fase 2 agregará un edificio de educación … Continue reading

Luggage drive for foster care alumni underway; donate by May 5

Here’s a relatively simple way to show a little love for new and future Riverbats: Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care. Faculty, staff, and students are invited … 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

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Bravo to January award recipients

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January. 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

Annual Alumni Network party is March 1; join the fun and promote your program

Austin Community College’s Alumni Network will host its second annual spring party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S. Congress Ave. The event gives alumni and former students a chance to … Continue reading

Spring Digital Art + Technology Forum kicks off Feb. 17

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn how technology and art can be combined to spark ingenuity and innovation at the spring Digital Art + Technology Forum speaker series. The series … Continue reading

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Round Rock Campus expansion set to begin; celebrate groundbreaking Feb. 28

Austin Community College breaks ground on new and advanced education and training facilities at its Round Rock Campus 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28. The event is free and open to the public. Click … Continue reading

ACC financial aid specialists offer free FAFSA help

The Austin Community College (ACC) Financial Aid Office is hosting workshops to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA Frenzy workshops are available at all campuses … Continue reading

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ACC examines Mexican film and contemporary social issues

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on Mexican filmography and its role in contemporary social issues such as political corruption, migration flow, and religion during the spring global issues speaker series. The presentation … Continue reading

HR Connection: Heart health, insurance ‘double coverage,’ retirees, and more

February is American Heart Month Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? February is American Heart Month, which is a good time to: Schedule a … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Girl Scout Woman of Distinction Vice President of Human Resources Gerry Tucker has … Continue reading

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ACC to develop Campus Carry policies; learn how to stay informed

As the August 1 deadline approaches for Texas community colleges to comply with state law permitting guns on campuses, Austin Community College is developing campus carry policies and inviting the college community to provide input. … Continue reading

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From the VP of Instruction: New workforce appointment

I would like to give you an update on our academic realignment, which I initially discussed in the November 2016 “From the VP of Instruction,” and in a December 2016 update. In these communications, I … Continue reading

IT introduces enhanced system for requesting tech help

ACC’s Information Technology Department is rolling out a new, enhanced system for handling employee technical support. The Mojo Helpdesk software will be used for any type of technical issues, from assistance with computer hardware and … Continue reading

Faculty Learning Community examines global issues; apply now for 2017-18

Note: Faculty are invited to apply now for the 2017-18 Globalizing Curriculum learning community. See details below. Austin Community College faculty who teach a broad variety of disciplines are discovering how each can incorporate lessons … Continue reading

Puente Project Mentors Needed: Guide students in finding a path to success

Austin Community College (ACC) is seeking mentors for Puente, a national award-winning program that helps educationally disadvantaged students enroll in and advance through the college experience. During fall 2017, the program will expand and be offered … Continue reading

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Estudiantes de ACC van al capitolio para Community College Day

Los estudiantes del Austin Community College (ACC) se unen a sus compañeros de todo el estado para el Community College Day de 8 a.m. a 3 p.m. en el Capitolio de Texas el martes, 7 … 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

ACC hosts veteran authors for book readings and conversations

ACC Library Services hosts a series of readings and discussions as part of Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience, a statewide reading program sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book. “Read Across Texas encourages communities … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division is hosting an open house Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Participants can tour facilities, view demonstrations, and meet with faculty … Continue reading

ACC unveils Bioscience Incubator

More than 200 community members and friends joined Austin Community College January 31 to celebrate the grand opening of the ACC Bioscience Incubator. The event featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, music, food, and tours with demonstrations … Continue reading

Students may be eligible for tax credit: Your 1098-T form now available

You may be eligible for an educational tax credit on your federal income tax return. Retrieve your 1098-T form to find out if you qualify. Students may download and print this form through Self Service. Select the Tax Information tab to … Continue reading

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