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ACC board proceeds with bond proposal – what employees need to know

ACC board proceeds with bond proposal – what employees need to know
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees voted June 16 to proceed with a November bond and tax cap increase election. The board approved a trimmed-down bond package, divided into two propositions, that addresses the college’s most urgent needs. Trustees also called for a vote on...

Countdown to Highland; dedication set for August 27

Countdown to Highland; dedication set for August 27
The countdown to the opening of Highland Campus has begun — classes are set to begin at ACC’s 11th campus Monday, August. 25. The college will host a grand opening celebration of the 200,000-square-foot facility on Wednesday, August 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.  The event will include an open house and...

HR Connection: Benefits enrollment info; Supervisor Certificate program

HR Connection: Benefits enrollment info; Supervisor Certificate program
This year’s annual benefits enrollment period is July 14 through July 27. Employees can access benefit information and change their plan enrollment by going to the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) website. Changes made during annual enrollment are effective September 1 for plan year...

ACC prepares for Degree Map rollout; faculty/staff training planned

ACC prepares for Degree Map rollout; faculty/staff training planned
Austin Community College is preparing for a collegewide rollout of the Degree Map online planning tool in time for spring 2015 registration. Degree Map is a web-based application that makes it easier for students to chart their education goals, plan class schedules, track progress toward completion, and...

Nursing professor ’started here’ and never stopped

Nursing professor ’started here’ and never stopped
It’s generally known that community college students often juggle jobs and children along with classes and homework – not to mention that for some, devoting time and money to higher education is not a popular decision with their families. Melissa De Los Santos, associate professor of vocational nursing...

Gain supervisory skills through certificate program; info sessions offered

Gain supervisory skills through certificate program; info sessions offered
ACC non-faculty employees on a supervisory career path who want to build their supervisory experience are invited to apply to the college’s new Supervisor’s Certificate program. The program will provide basic supervisory knowledge and experience to those who aspire to supervisory positions but have...

Employee award recipients exemplify excellence

Employee award recipients exemplify excellence
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 paid leave (as approved by their ...

Workshop addresses diversity in the classroom, June 24, 25

Workshop addresses diversity in the classroom, June 24, 25
Faculty and staff are invited to discuss diversity in the classroom and ways to connect with students from different backgrounds and socio-cultural environments at workshops offered June 24 and June 25. Workshop presenter is Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds, a doctoral student from Texas Woman’s University...

May Bravo award recipients go above and beyond

May Bravo award recipients go above and beyond
Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May. 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 awards webpage to learn about the...

Emergency Preparedness Week begins June 9

Emergency Preparedness Week begins June 9
ACC designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness Week to inform students, faculty, and staff what they should do if an emergency or disaster strikes on campus. This summer’s emergency preparedness activities will be June 9-13. ACC will test its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday,...

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