ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Academic Master Plan

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) will guide ACC's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The goal is to produce a concise plan that contains "big ideas" and innovative suggestions on how we build upon current initiatives to achieve even greater success for our students over the next five years.


  • Describes the academic mission of the college in line with the college's overall mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  • Projects the impact of demographic trends and regional labor market needs.
  • Delineates the strategies needed to accomplish the academic mission of the college.
  • Drives accomplishment of equitable outcomes for student enrollments, persistence, and completion/transition to transfer and/or employment.
  • Promotes partnerships with K-12, universities, business/industry, and governmental/community agencies.
  • Informs college planning processes for program improvement, resources, technology, facilities, and services.


  • Faculty, staff, and students
  • Departments

The AMP, together with the Districtwide Campus Master Plan and the IT Master Plan, is considered an important companion document to the College's Strategic Plan. All AMP proposals have indicated how they support "strategic themes" outlined in the planning documents.

Whereas the Strategic Plan (2017-2021) already contains most of the programs and activities currently underway at the College, the AMP (2020-2025) identifies the priorities as to "What's next? What will take us to the next level in terms of student success?"

The process started in December 2019. It was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed fall 2020. The final presentation to the ACC Board of Trustees was in November 2020 and the narrative report is expected to be released in spring 2021.

All members of the College constituencies have had a role to play in terms of their function and expertise. All faculty and staff were invited to participate as members of one of the College's 10 Areas of Study to make proposals for College initiatives. A broad-based Steering Committee reviewed Area of Study proposals, considered collegewide needs, and made recommendations to an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has made the final report to the College Board of Trustees and the narrative document is currently being written.

View the charges of the various AMP committees online here

More than 20 AMP proposals were approved by the Executive Team, and they fall into one of the following four categories:

  1. Equity and Improved Student Experiences
  2. Digital Transformation of Teaching and Learning
  3. Proactive, Personalized Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  4. Expansion of Programs, Facilities, and Partnerships

Review the final Area of Study proposals online here.