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Workshops, events highlight Distance Learning Week Nov. 10-14

Workshops, events highlight Distance Learning Week Nov. 10-14
Austin Community College will highlight distance learning opportunities for students and best practices for instructors during National Distance Learning Week, November 10-14. The week will feature dozens of contests, workshops, webinars, and special events for faculty and students, concluding with a fair...

Veterans help ACC celebrate new Highland Campus Resource Center

Veterans help ACC celebrate new Highland Campus Resource Center
Representatives from most branches of the U.S. military joined leaders from the community and Austin Community College to celebrate the opening of the ACC’s new Veterans Resource Center at its Highland Campus October 30. “We’re here to celebrate our veterans and ensure they receive the programs and...

HR Connection: Educational Advancement, service anniversaries, Wellness Program update

HR Connection: Educational Advancement, service anniversaries, Wellness Program update
Eighteen ACC employees will receive funds through the college’s Tuition Reimbursement Program to pay for advanced or graduate-level coursework they took this fall. In response to employee feedback, HR this semester used a lottery system to determine reimbursement recipients from the 47 applicants. Click on...

Campus webpages now feature location-specific course schedule

Campus webpages now feature location-specific course schedule
Students visiting ACC campus webpages can now browse upcoming course offerings by location. The section for location-based course listings was added in response to faculty and staff requests to promote their specific campus offerings. You can find the new section on the top right side of each campus home...

Student Success Grant info sessions begin Oct. 30

Student Success Grant info sessions begin Oct. 30
Faculty and staff are invited to learn about a new grant program to fund projects that promote student success at upcoming information sessions. Student Success Grants are offered through the provost’s office for projects that support the goals and initiatives of ACC’s Strategic Plan, Academic Master...

Take note: Mock emergency exercise at Round Rock Campus Nov. 7

Take note: Mock emergency exercise at Round Rock Campus Nov. 7
ACC’s Round Rock Campus will be the site of large-scale mock disaster exercise Friday, November 7. The exercise involves staging realistic emergency scenarios to give local and area first responders, emergency management personnel, and medical personnel a chance to practice integrated responses. ACC also...

Save the date for Dec 5. holiday party

Save the date for Dec 5. holiday party
Plan to celebrate the holidays Gatsby-style at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 5, at the DoubleTree Hotel (6505 IH-35 North). Come dressed in the spirit of the roaring ’20s for “A Holiday Affair at the 21 Club.” The evening will begin with cocktails 6:30 p.m., followed by...

Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO

Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO
Austin Community College will host its fall commencement ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Featured speaker is Victor Hwang, CEO and co-founder of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that mentors and builds startup companies and designs ecosystems to...

Golfers raise $25,000 for Student Emergency Fund

Golfers raise $25,000 for Student Emergency Fund
Almost 100 ACC supporters gathered at Riverside Golf Course October 3 for the ninth annual Golf Scramble. The event raised almost $25,000 for the Student Emergency Fund. Since 1999, more than $110,000 has been distributed from the fund to help students with significant, uncovered medical costs or living ...

MATD 0421 students excel in inaugural class

MATD 0421 students excel in inaugural class
Halfway through its inaugural semester, ACC’s new developmental math class (MATD 0421) is delivering promising results. Of the 750 students enrolled in the class, 94 percent scored 90 percent or higher on basic arithmetic, compared with 6.4 percent in the first week, according to preliminary data.  More...

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