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Professor of Government, Austin Community College


2132-C Northridge

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11928 Stonehollow Dr., Austin TX 78758

Summer 2018 Office Hours

5/29/18 - 7/5/18: Monday through Thursday: Noon - 2:30pm
7/9/18 - 8/13/18: Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spring 2018 Office Hours Mondays & Wednesday: 10:00am - 10:30am & 1:20pm -2:20pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am - 10:30am & Noon - 2:00pm

Potential Distance Learning Students

If you are considering taking a Government Distance Learning course, you should first take the Learning Style Self-Assessment test prior to committing to this type of class.  This assessment could help you determine if you have the potential to do well in a distance learning class or whether an in/class experience might better suit you.


For DIL Classes: Online orientations should be completed anytime up to end of the first week of classes.

To complete your online orientation for the United States Government or Texas State & Local Government DIL classes:

  1. Find your class syllabus below& download it, and read it carefully,
  2. Complete and submit the On-Line Information Form located below. remembering to click submit,
  3. Proceed to the ACC Testing Centers site to check on the locations & hours of operation of all ACC testing facilities,  download Computerized Testing Procedures (link below).
  4. Download the MLA documentation instructions which you will need for your report.
  5. Register for Blackboard by using the following link:

Student Guide to Distance Learning Testing

ACC Testing Centers
These links will give you information on ACC Testing Centers (locations, hours of operation, etc)
Locations & Hours

Please complete this form and click on submit so I will receive a copy verifying that you have completed the Online Orientation.

United States Government (GOVT 2305) DIL Syllabi
United States Government (GOVT 2305) DIL Syllabi
Spring 2018
Textbook Web Site:
Textbook web site:

Important links for
DIL classes:

MLA Documentation
Follow this link for detailed information on using MLA documentation.

Resources for Distance Learning Students

Distance Testing Procedures

Open Carry at ACC Video

The Concealed Campus Carry video includes important information on who can carry a concealed handgun, where they can carry, LTC responsibilities, and how to report a violation.

Course Materials - Texas State & Local Government
(GOVT 2306) In/Classes

Last updated March 6
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