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ACC closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on 07/02/2020 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Most staff, faculty, and students will resume remote operations at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.   Beginning Monday, July 6, a small amount of technical...

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ACC hosts The Future of Work Summit July 17-31

Posted on 07/01/2020 - 11:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts the Future of Work Summit July 27 through July 31.

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ACC remembers Juneteenth with talks on equity & inclusion

Posted on 06/30/2020 - 4:44pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is looking deeper at what we can do to affect meaningful change in our community to address racial injustice and inequalities. On Friday, June 19, the college hosted a roundtable with students, employees, and...

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ACC wins Excellence in Institutional Efficiency award

Posted on 06/30/2020 - 2:44pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is the first community college to receive Salesforce's Excellence in Institutional Efficiency award. The award — which recognizes higher education institutions using Salesforce Education Cloud to increase operational...

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Applications increase for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 1:58pm

Now in its fourth year, interest in the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College (ACC) continues to grow. Nearly 300 students have requested to apply for the fall 2020 cohort, which plans to accept 150 students. The...

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Barnes & Noble Bookstores at ACC remain closed until further notice

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 10:06am

To ensure the health and well-being of our students and employees, the Barnes & Noble Bookstores remain temporarily closed until further notice.   Barnes & Noble will continue to accept course material and general merchandise orders online...

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Month-in-review: May 2020

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 8:55am

Virtual President's Reception

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: March/April 2020

Posted on 06/25/2020 - 10:29am

Despite a brief shutdown and some challenges with delayed deliveries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction marches forward on the Rio Grande and Highland campus projects, which both reached significant milestones in the past month.

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Regional Advisory Committees hear academic and campus master plans updates

Posted on 06/25/2020 - 10:21am

Austin Community College District's (ACC) three Regional Advisory Committees representing the district's north, south, and central service areas met virtually in June to hear updates on the college's academic and campus master plans.

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Support foster youth in Central Texas: Donate now to ACC’s 11th annual luggage drive

Posted on 06/19/2020 - 2:51pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) annual luggage drive. The program supports youth who are preparing to transition out of foster care. 

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A Message from the President: U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

Posted on 06/18/2020 - 3:30pm

June, 18, 2020 Dear Students, Faculty & Staff,  I am writing to you today to share important news with you from our nation’s Supreme Court. This morning, the justices ruled against efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...

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President's Podcast: Engineering Brighter Futures

Posted on 06/16/2020 - 2:32pm

The Texas Workforce Commission projects a 25 percent growth in engineering jobs statewide in the next decade. In response to this anticipated growth, ACC and Texas A&M created the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. Supported by...

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ACC talks equity & inclusion with student forum to commemorate Juneteenth

Posted on 06/16/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a virtual conversation with students and employees to examine equity and inclusion in recognition of Juneteenth from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 19. The event features a poetry reading and conversation with...

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Fall registration opens for all students Monday, June 15

Posted on 06/15/2020 - 1:26pm

Registration for fall classes at Austin Community College District (ACC) begins Monday, June 15. Most fall courses will remain online.  “There are still a lot of unknowns about the Coronavirus, and ACC continues to monitor the situation daily with...

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ACC announces plan to begin its return to campus

Posted on 06/12/2020 - 3:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin a gradual approach to return to campus beginning in July. The college released new health and safety procedures and protocols to safely phase-in a small number of workforce classes and student...

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How IT is working to keep the college online

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College's Information Technology (IT) department continues its work to support the college's response plan for the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. Even before the college's decision to suspend all nonessential, in-...

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ACC Board of Trustees June 1 recap

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 12:05pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, June 1, to discuss the budget, learn about the results of a student satisfaction survey, and vote on contracts. Below are highlights from the...

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Taking hands-on learning online: Biology lab

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 11:23am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced Austin Community College (ACC) faculty to adapt their classrooms, labs, and simulations to a virtual environment. We are sharing the innovative ways our faculty are taking hands-on learning online. In this...

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Student Affairs conducts call-a-thon to check on students

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 11:17am

Although students were not physically on campus during the last half of the spring semester, they remained top of mind for Austin Community College faculty and staff. To check in on how students were doing with the transition to an online learning...

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COVID-19's impact on spring student academic success

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 11:12am

While the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the way the college operates, it fortunately had only a moderate impact on student academic performance this spring. "I was very impressed by the dedication of our faculty and staff and the...

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