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First Year Seminar to Aid New Students

First Year Seminar to Aid New Students
Austin Community College plans to introduce a mandatory first-year seminar to better prepare incoming students for their college career. Pending approval by the college’s Academic and Campus Affairs Council (ACAC), the seminar would be required of all students attending college for the first time...

Earth Day Celebrations Showcase ACC Sustainability Initiatives

Earth Day Celebrations Showcase ACC Sustainability Initiatives
As communities worldwide commemorate the 44th annual Earth Day on April 22, Austin Community College continues to cultivate its own award-winning sustainability initiatives. Earth Day/Week Events Earth Day-related events are listed here, but more may be added; check the Earth Day 2014 webpage every week...

HR Connection: Dependent Eligibility Audit; Retirees Recognized

HR Connection: Dependent Eligibility Audit; Retirees Recognized
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has contracted with Aon Hewitt to perform a dependent eligibility audit for all dependents added to employees’ coverage since 2011.  The audit is scheduled for April; the exact date has not been provided by ERS. Employees should gather documentation for...

Learn about Website Redesign Phase II and Take a Short Survey

Learn about Website Redesign Phase II and Take a Short Survey
ACC’s website redesign project remains ongoing, and is now focused on webpages and sites for administrative offices and academic departments. ACC launched the new site last fall with redesigned “top-level,” public-facing webpages. Navigational structure and page content was reworked to better guide...

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus
Join Austin Community College’s final star party of the semester Friday, April 4 – your chance to stargaze from the Round Rock Campus observation deck. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with shows in the Austin Planetarium’s Discovery Dome, a digital mobile planetarium, as well as...

Campus Dean Who’s Who: Find Out Who Serves Your Campus

Campus Dean Who’s Who: Find Out Who Serves Your Campus
Several ACC campuses have new Student Services (campus) deans, or have deans who have transferred from other campuses. Campus deans oversee student services programs for their campus and work with faculty and staff to promote student success. Some deans also are process holders for collegewide programs. See...

Celebrate Outstanding Faculty, Staff at April 3 Dinner

Celebrate Outstanding Faculty, Staff at April 3 Dinner
Faculty, staff, students, and guests are invited to honor the recipients of several annual teaching and leadership awards at a dinner and reception Thursday, April 3, at the Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Springs Rd.). The dinner celebrates recipients of the ACC Teaching Excellence Award, classified and...

Crime Alert: Carjacking March 7, 2014

Crime Alert: Carjacking March 7, 2014
At approximately 8:20 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, an ACC student was carjacked while parked on Grove Street in front of the Riverside Campus. Two men brandishing a handgun tapped on the window and told the student to get out of the car. The student complied, and the men drove away in the car. The student was...

IT Update: Share Ideas at Datatel Users Group Conference

IT Update: Share Ideas at Datatel Users Group Conference
Faculty and staff using Ellucian (Datatel) applications: Mark your calendar for the Southern Regional Datatel Users Group 2014 conference, June 9-10 in Dallas. The conference gives colleges and universities a chance to share ideas and learn best practices from each other and from Ellucian staff. It is open...

Bravo Award Recipients Go the Extra Mile

Bravo Award Recipients Go the Extra Mile
Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients model outstanding service, excellent performance, and servant leadership. They are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee...

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