Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

A proposed modification to Austin Community College District's (ACC) administrative rule 1.01.001 regarding degree and certificate designations is now available for review and comment by employees.

The change proposed would add a Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development to the list of degrees.

The item was approved for review and comment by the Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC) at its April 2 meeting. It is posted on the ASAC website.

Comments may be entered into the related comment form. The deadline is Thursday, May 6.

About the administrative rules process
ACC is administered through a system of administrative rules, which are informed by Board policy. These rules need to be updated occasionally due to various reasons, such as changes to administrative or operational practices, organizational structure, laws, or legal codes.

ACC's shared governance model establishes two councils to review changes to these rules:

  • Administrative Services Council
  • Academic and Student Affairs Council

A third council, the Shared Governance Review Council, reviews and makes recommendations to the chancellor with respect to the structure, functions, and membership of councils and committees at ACC.

After a change is proposed to the respective council, it is presented to the ACC community. Employees have at least 20 days to comment on a proposed change.

After reviewing the feedback, the appropriate council can either send it to the chancellor to be signed or, if there are significant changes, it can be sent out for comment again.