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Congrats to June Bravo award recipients

Congrats to June Bravo award recipients
ACC congratulates the following recipients of the June Riverbats Bravo award. 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...

Explore ways to engage students at upcoming faculty workshops

Explore ways to engage students at upcoming faculty workshops
A few seats remain at three upcoming faculty workshops addressing strategies and approaches for communicating and interacting with students. The July 18 and July 25 sessions are offered through the Student Success Intervention Model grant. They are: “It’s All in the Way You Say It – Faculty...

Summertime activities? ACC’s Wellness Program can keep you healthy

Summertime activities? ACC’s Wellness Program can keep you healthy
Summer means time off for many: The college wants faculty and staff to stay healthy even when they’re away from campus. “It’s great that people want to be more active in the summer – they just need to remember to take precautions,” says ACC Wellness Coordinator Gina Akin. To read her tips for...

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

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 some of his goals and priorities. What will be your priorities when...

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...

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