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From the Provost: Faculty explore learning strategies at institute

Forty-three faculty just spent a week exploring ideas for incorporating engaged-learning strategies into their teaching at an institute designed and led by our “Project Active and Collaborative Communities” (Project ACC) faculty fellows. Daily plenary and … Continue reading

Guided pathways update: FAQs about onboarding

Following are responses to questions asked during the Student Services Division’s October 20 faculty/staff webinar, “Guided Pathways — An Imperative for Change.” See a schedule of future webinars below. 1. What does CRM stand for? … Continue reading

From the Provost: Pathways update; ATD conference

Earlier this month our Futures Institute members facilitated a series of open forums about ACC’s guided pathways implementation. I want to thank faculty and staff who shared their thoughts and concerns ― you’re a vital … Continue reading

From the Provost: Discovering pride points

August 1 marked my first year as ACC’s provost. It’s certainly true that time flies! The past 12 months have been a nonstop flurry of meetings, traveling, observing, and listening. One of the best parts … Continue reading

From the Provost: ‘Makerspaces,’ success stories, Opportunity Youth Collaborative

  Teaching “Design thinking” and envisioning “Makerspaces” for Highland Campus Last month, I joined a group of administrators and faculty in a tour of the IBM Design Studio in Austin to explore ideas for the … Continue reading

From the Provost: Dept. of Education visit; Futures Institute

Department of Education review Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education visited ACC April 27-May 1 to review the college’s compliance with programs relating to Title IV of the Higher Education Act (financial aid), the … Continue reading

From the provost: CCSSE High-Impact Practices Institute; Capital Academies

An ACC team recently attended the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) 2015 High-Impact Practices Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Participating with me were President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes, Virginia Fraire, vice president for … Continue reading

From the Provost: 2015 Dream Conference, Workforce Summit

Dream Conference 2015 A spirited team from Austin Community College joined me in Baltimore last month for the 2015 Achieving the Dream conference. Our contingent included Mike Midgley, Virginia Fraire, Stephanie Hawley, Mary Harris, Soon … Continue reading

Get to know ACC’s new provost: Q&A with Dr. Charles Cook

Dr. Charles Cook becomes ACC’s new provost/executive vice president for academic affairs in August. As the college’s chief academic officer, he will guide and oversee all programs relating to instruction and student services. Read about … Continue reading

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