Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

Groundbreaking marks beginning of Highland Phase 2

Construction is set to begin on Austin Community College (ACC) Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. Community leaders and friends joined ACC … Continue reading

ACC Highland Phase 2 expansion set to begin; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue reading

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and … Continue reading

ACC Leadership Academy members begin year of discovery, learning, growth

Congratulations to the members of the 2017-18 Austin Community College Leadership Academy class. The Academy is a leadership development program for full-time faculty and staff. Participants are chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the college, … Continue reading

Academic realignment: meet the new instructional deans

A note from the Vice President of Instruction:  ACC has restructured its administrative dean divisions to align with Areas of Study to help streamline and enhance student pathways within areas of study and provide better … Continue reading

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. “It’s been really exciting to move,” says Roberta Weston, ACC art history professor. “The … Continue reading

ACC hosts Constitution Signing Day event

The Austin Community College District Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) and Government Department cohost Constitution Signing Day 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in Multipurpose … Continue reading

HR Connection: Flu shots, insurance plans, discounts, & more

The following is provided by the Human Resource Office: Flu Shots available at ACC in late October Most ACC campuses will host an on-site flu shot clinic between October 23 – November 2nd. Show your Blue … Continue reading

Sign up for Oct. 13 Golf Scramble and support student fund

It’s time to use those golf clubs for a good cause. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 12th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 13, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). Check-in begins at 7:30 … Continue reading

Congrats Riverbats Excellence recipients

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 … Continue reading

Congrats July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for July. 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 the Riverbats Bravo … Continue reading

Introducing the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED)

The newly-formed Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) at ACC is designed to provide faculty with resources and programs. Lead by Dr. Susan Thomason, AVP of Instructional Services, offices under TLED will promote student success goals … Continue reading

Faculty and Staff invited to General Assembly

Austin Community College 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 Hotel (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Online registration … Continue reading

Congrats June Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June. 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 the Riverbats Bravo … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble to join Redd Volkaert for benefit concert

The Austin Community College (ACC) Jazz Ensemble is teaming with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert to offer a benefit concert, saluting a shared passion for the music of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. The concert is … Continue reading

Apple and ACC launch new app development program

Austin Community College (ACC) launches a new app development program in partnership with Apple for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The program features Swift curriculum, one of the world’s … Continue reading

ACC celebrates PRIDE week August 21-26

Note: The PRIDE Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 30 due to inclement weather. The Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the City of Austin and PRIDE Austin at the 27th annual Austin PRIDE … Continue reading

ACC TACHE chapter awards 20 student scholarships

For the third consecutive year, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) – Austin Community College Chapter awarded scholarships to help students of Latino descent achieve a higher education. “As mentors we support … Continue reading

ACC named Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Center

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to serve as a site for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. Formed by the Association of American Colleges … Continue reading

ACC offers new medical device manufacturing degree

Austin Community College (ACC) now offers a new degree in medical device manufacturing to prepare students to work in the area’s growing biomedical-device industry. The associate degree program prepares students to design and fabricate medical … Continue reading

Parking tags & Green Pass available for 2017-18

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2017-18 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty: $40 … Continue reading

ACC launches expanded weekend college options in fall

Austin Community College this fall is expanding learning opportunities with new Weekend College degree and workforce certificate programs at Highland, Round Rock, and Riverside campuses. The programs provide students the option to complete an associate … Continue reading

ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue reading

New! Block schedules help students fit college into schedule

Starting this fall, Austin Community College introduces a blocked scheduling program that will make it easier for students to finish college faster. Block schedules are classes arranged back-to-back that count toward a designated degree or … Continue reading

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ACC closes Tuesday in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week summer … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English a number of options for language training,” says Dr. Shannon Bailey, ESOL … Continue reading

Math Department pilots fast-track developmental class options

The Math Program is introducing two pilot projects this fall aimed at helping developmental math students reach their goals sooner. Algebra Express – Includes 3 transferable college credits Recommended for students needing elementary or intermediate … Continue reading

ACC to begin developing RN-to-BSN degree program

Austin Community College (ACC) is beginning its work to develop curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 into law Monday, June 12, authorizing ACC and other … Continue reading

ACC adopts campus carry policy

Austin Community College has adopted new rules for implementing the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect for community colleges August 1. The comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task … Continue reading

Welding professor helps students forge successful careers

How does a musician with aspirations of a career in the symphony end up an award-winning welding professor? According to Dr. Warren Donworth, Austin Community College professor of welding, it’s not that much of a … Continue reading

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