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Austin Community College
Board of Trustees
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
512.223.7834 (Fax)
Meeting Rules

Meeting Place

Regular Board Meetings and Board Work Sessions are held at the Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, Texas 78752, 2nd floor Board Room (201).

Meeting Time

Most meetings are on the first Monday of the month, beginning at 5:00 p.m., and typically ending by 9:00 p.m.

Posting of Meetings and Agendas

Written notice of the date, hour, place, and subject of each meeting of the Board is posted 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting. The posting places are at the ACC District Administrative Offices, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin; the Travis County Courthouse at 5501 Airport Blvd. and on the

Secretary of State website at  In addition, each campus maintains a current posting. This web site also has a schedule and planned major topics for future meetings. Please click on the "Meetings" link on the left hand column for more information.

Duties of the Board of Trustees

In accordance with its policy governance model, the ACC Board of Trustees selects and evaluates the College President, and adopts strategic policies, priorities, and plans to direct the operation of the College. The Board does not make specific operational decisions or approve operational rules; these decisions are made by the President and those to whom he or she delegates authority. Specific complaints or grievances are handled by the President, not the Board. The particular topics to be discussed at a specific meeting are determined by the President and Board officers, and are posted on this web site prior to the meeting.

General Order of Business of Regular Business Meetings

  • Call to Order
  • Recognitions
  • Citizens' Communications
  • Reports from Employee and Student Organizations
  • President's Report
  • Information Reports
  • Consent Items
  • New Business
  • Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Citizen Communication to the Board

Citizens may communicate to the Board or individual trustees through the Board Coordinator, Esther Sonen. They also may address the Board at Regular Board Meetings; see the Board's Rules for Addressing the ACC Board of Trustees.

Citizens are given an opportunity to address the Board early in the meeting. Because Texas open-meeting laws forbid the Board from discussing matters which have not been specifically posted as planned agenda items, Board members will not directly respond to citizens' communications at the meeting.

Input (written or verbal) is welcome when it is relevant to a decision the Board may make. Comments from the public about general operational issues often influence the Board's decisions about the policies and the strategic plans it adopts, and may be of use in the evaluation of the administration by the President.

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