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ACC opens College Destination Center

Austin Community College is piloting a new resource center this summer to provide one-stop shopping for students who want to learn about going to college. The College Destination Center @ACC, now open at the Highland … 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 president: Outcomes of the 84th Legislature

You likely are aware that our Texas lawmakers just wrapped up the 84th legislative session. As we have done in previous sessions, ACC advocated for a number of issues on behalf of students, employees, and … 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

Visiting scholar shares expertise with faculty

 Austin Community College’s Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) in April hosted visiting scholar Dr. James Rhem. A nationally recognized expert on teaching and learning, Rhem is the editor of the National Teaching & … Continue reading

Explore the learning journey at inaugural AustinED Summit

Faculty and staff are invited to explore ways to better prepare students for higher education at Austin Community College’s inaugural AustinED Summit Thursday, June 11, at Riverside Campus. The daylong summit, “Sharing the Learning Journey,” … Continue reading

ACC to adopt new tools, processes for enrollment, registration

Austin Community College is adopting new tools and modifying activities to ease the on-boarding process for incoming students. An overview of plans follows; details will be posted in the coming months. GPS discontinued: Beginning June … Continue reading

Help shape ACC’s future: Apply to Futures Institute by May 22

Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to apply to participate in a new group that will examine ways to redesign college programs and services to better support students’ on-time completion. The ACC Futures … 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

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