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  •  Closing the Gaps by 2015
    was adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The plan, which is directed at closing educational gaps within Texas, as well as between Texas and other states, has four goals: to close the gaps in student participation, student success, excellence, and research. Each goal in the plan includes intermediate targets for assessing progress toward the goals. In addition to the statewide goals and targets established in the plan, higher education institutions, including Austin Community College, submitted their own targets, all of which are available on the THECB website.
  • Community College Research Center (CCRC)
    strategically assesses the problems and performance of community colleges in order to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students.
  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
    In 2008, The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education established the Center for Community College Student Engagement—formerly known as the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)—as the umbrella organization for survey research, focus group work, and related services for community and technical colleges interested in improving educational quality through strengthened student engagement and student success. The Center operates as a research and service initiative of the Program for Higher Education Leadership (PHEL).

    Since 2001, major grants from The Kresge Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Houston Endowment Inc., MetLife Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts have supported the work.

    In August 2008, the Center moved to an off-campus building near The University of Texas to accommodate growing operational needs related to the large numbers of colleges participating in the work.CCSSE remains the Center's flagship survey as the Center continues quantitative and qualitative work with community colleges across the United States, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, the Northern Marianas, and the Marshall Islands.

    The organization has grown to include a staff of professionals with a wide variety of skills, plus doctoral interns, doctoral research assistants, and undergraduate student workers serving more than 800 different community colleges. Since 2002, the Center has surveyed more than 1,590,000 community college students cumulatively representing a total credit enrollment of more than 5.4 million students. Member colleges represent more than 69 percent of U.S. community colleges (1,100+ accredited, public associate-degree-granting institutions).
  • Equity Express Fast Fact
    As a nation, we’ve made progress for African American students. But gaps still exist such as those in college readiness and graduation. See what work is left to be done in our latest State of Education for African American Students
    • The percentage of 8th-graders who are proficient in math has increased sevenfold.
    • The number of HS grads who took at least one AP exam has more than tripled
    • The percentage of HS grads who enrolled in college is up 5 points
  • How African-American Men Will Improve Community Colleges
    Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Hawley (Associate Vice President, College Access Programs, Austin Community College) at the Texas Association in Black Personnel in Higher Education (TACHE) Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 28, 2014.
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
    ACC's QEP is a course of action to improve student learning. Although it is a requirement for accreditation, it also is an opportunity for the college to enhance its overall quality and effectiveness by increasing student achievement in a single, critical area. According to accreditation standards, the QEP must be focused, grounded in ACC's mission, and connected to its strategic plan.
  • Noel-Levitz Higher education consulting for enrollment and student success
    A recognized leader in higher education consulting, Noel-Levitz is committed to helping institutions meet their goals for enrollment and student success. During our 40-year history, more than 3,000 campus clients throughout North America and beyond have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools™ is the improvement of education in the South through accreditation.
  • The State of Education for African American Students
    Over the past few decades, African American students across the nation have made real gains in academic achievement. Yet, too many African American students still are not getting the quality education they need and deserve, and the performance of African American students lags far behind that of white students. These gaps in achievement are driven by gaps in opportunity — African American students receive fewer of the within-school resources and experiences that are known to contribute to academic achievement.
  • Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
    A survey of new students and their experiences in the first few weeks of attending a college. During the first month of college, the SENSE is administered to collect data about institutional practices and student behaviors that may affect student success in the first year of college. 
  • Texas Completes
    Led by Lone Star College System, the Texas Completes cadre brings together eight college systems (Alamo Colleges, Austin Community College, Dallas County Community College District, El Paso Community College, Kilgore College, Lone Star College System, Odessa College and South Texas College) that share a common vision for deep student success reform.
  • TIPS (The Information Portal System)
    To gain access to the OIEA Information Portal an ACC employee must have a valid reason for accessing student information, review ACC's administrative rule AR # 3.05.002 on "Use of College Information Systems" (, complete this form, type in his/her name and submit it. If you have any questions, please contact F.C. Caranikas, Institutional Studies Coordinator, phone: (512) 223-7038, email: