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Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 3:54pm

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...

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Summer registration now open to current and future Riverbats

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 3:45pm

Registration is now open for anyone looking to get ahead this summer at  Austin Community College (ACC). The summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1, with 5-, 9-, and 10-week class options.  Teams are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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Nina Almasy named new ACC Health Sciences dean

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:48pm

Dr. Nina Almasy has been named Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Health Sciences dean. She replaces Pat Recek, who retired after 24 years with the college in March. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the college and our students...

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Month-in-Review: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:45pm

Creativity Rocks With Musician Billy MorrisonAustin Community College District (ACC) Arts and Digital Media Division hosted Creativity Rocks, an online conversation with musician, actor, and artist Billy Morrison on March 23. Morrison shared with...

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: April 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:29pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The original project is now substantially complete as of March 1, 2021. We have performed several architectural interior and exterior punch list inspections to assess...

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7 Tips for Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Posted on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 4:56pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) scholarship application requires a personal essay—but don’t stress! It only needs to be 250-500 words. Here’s the prompt:  Please provide a personal statement of 250-500 words that discusses your educational...

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ACC Visual Communications student wins 2021 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 8:06am

This year's winner of the seventh annual 2021 Eco Bag Art contest is Hayley Deitemeyer, a visual communications student. Hayley’s design was selected out of 48 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and...

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Earning As: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:20pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, ACC Campus Operations...

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ACC Board Meeting April 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its April regular meeting on Monday, April 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. Army Futures Command Software...

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ACC extends deadline for priority scholarship consideration

Posted on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:10pm

Students now have more time to apply for scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college announced a one-month extension to give new and current students more time to apply for a scholarship this fall. While students can apply...

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It's QEP Time: Submit Your Ideas to Improve Student Success

Posted on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:54pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is asking faculty, staff, students, and the community to submit ideas for projects that could help improve the student experience as part of the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) process. The QEP is a...

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ACC closed for spring break 3/15 - 3/21

Posted on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:50am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 15, through Sunday, March 21. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 22.  Registration remains open for 8-week classes.  This spring the college created more...

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A Campus Conversation: Transitioning to a 'new normal'

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 1:01pm

As ACC continues to monitor the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team gathered for a live Campus Conversation with the Chancellor to provide an update on how the college is adapting. "I've been in higher education...

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:59pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Austin Community College District's (ACC) Rio Grande Campus received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the building on February 11. We moved furniture and...

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ACC students, faculty & staff support COVID-19 vaccinations at COTA

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:34pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) supported the community-wide COVID-19 vaccination event at Circuit of the Americas March 5 - 7. ACC Nursing students and faculty were selected to help administer vaccines. Additional college faculty and staff...

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Month-in-Review: February 2021

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:26pm

Black History Month: The Future of Black AmericaThis year's Black History Month events were planned by a committee made up of employees representing different departments at ACC. The college's first event, Kickback Black, was a fun and educational...

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ACC campuses reopening following Winter Storm Uri

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:50am

2021 Winter Storm Uri hit our community hard, causing damage across Central Texas, leaving many without power and water, and the aftermath resulted in broken pipes and water leaks. While Austin Community College District (ACC) fared well overall,...

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ACC Experts: Saving your plants after Winter Storm Uri

Posted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 2:42pm

Winter Storm Uri did a number on outdoor plants. But all hope is not lost in saving them before spring. ACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Department shares expert tips to keep your garden growing.  By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair...

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ACC Board of Trustees March 1 Recap

Posted on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 12:36pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees virtually met for its regular meeting on Monday, March 1. An update was provided on equity hiring, student support, and an overview of the budget study. Below are highlights from the...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Yvette Crawford-Lee

Posted on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:26am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Phillicia (Yvette) Crawford-Lee works at the ACC Bioscience...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Chef Bryant Currie

Posted on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:12am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Chef Bryant Currie is an associate professor in ACC's Culinary...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Michelle Washington

Posted on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 2:13pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Michelle Washington is an instructional coordinator at the ACC...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Posted on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 5:12pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Dr. Shasta Buchanan has spent the last five years of her 20-...

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Parking changes at ACC Highland begin February 15

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 4:54pm

Parking at Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus will change beginning Monday, February 15, due to ongoing construction and development. Parking Updates The north and west parking lots located immediately in front of ACC Highland...

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ACC Board of Trustees February 1 Recap

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 1:17pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular February meeting on Monday, February 1, in a virtual format due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. Federal Legislative...

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ACC Spring 2021 Retirees

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 1:13pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the message wall below...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January/February 2021

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:54pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager RGC 1000 is quickly nearing completion. However, the college experienced a minor delay of a couple of weeks due to the impacts of a COVID-related shutdown that...

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ACC Fast Track program starts on the right track

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Fast Track Career Program, aimed at getting Central Texans back to work, continues to grow. More and more students are seeing the need to earn a short-term credential that leads to an in-demand career in one...

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ACC Civics Lab aims to promote civic literacy and experience

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) aims to promote civic literacy and experience among the ACC student body through its new Civics Lab, which launched this fall. The ultimate goal of the Civics Lab is to introduce ACC students to a variety of...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Jason Brown

Posted on Wed, 02/10/2021 - 2:38pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Jason Brown has worked at ACC for nine years. He was recently...

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ACC joins new, national campaign to increase transfer rates for underserved populations

Posted on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:51am

Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) to help develop programs and pathways to increase transfer rates for African-American, Hispanic, adult, and first-generation learners.  National data show 80 percent...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Larry Davis

Posted on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 2:31pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. ACC's Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CEDIO),...

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ACC selected for prestigious Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 4:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was selected to participate in a new, innovative academy designed to tackle racial equity issues in higher education.  Developed by Achieving the Dream and the University of Southern California Race and Equity...

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Enrollment now open for new Travis ECHS Hospitality Management Program

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 1:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Austin Independent School District (AISD), Austin Hotel Lodging Association, and Visit Austin for a new innovative program at Travis Early College High School (ECHS). Enrollment is now open for...

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ACC’s Adult Education division recognized with several state awards

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 1:23pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Adult Education (AE) division received several statewide awards that recognize the division's performance, executive director, and students. Texas Workforce Commission Best in Class AwardThe Texas Workforce...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2021 federal legislative priorities

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 8:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved the 2021 federal legislative priorities during its regular board meeting Monday, February 1. All policy initiatives are in line with ACC's mission to promote student success and...

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Black History Month 2021: The Future of Black America

ACC celebrates Black History Month 2021 with series of events

Posted on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 2:50pm

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. Austin Community College District (ACC) commemorates the month with a series of virtual events and profiles....

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ACC and Stephen F. Austin State University form new partnership

Posted on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 2:45pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas. The new partnership will provide students with a seamless transition to SFA upon fulfilling their associate degree at...

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ACC recognized as a top 2021 Engineering Degree Program

Posted on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 5:21pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has been recognized as one of the Best Engineering Degree Programs by Intelligent.com, a higher education resource guide. ACC, the only community college on the list, ranked number 24 in the list of the Top 50...

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ACC launches new financial aid for students impacted by COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:28pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is helping students pay for college. ACC is launching a new federal financial aid program to support students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with tuition support. The Coronavirus Response and...

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ACC employees receive prestigious Boy Scouts of America award

Posted on Mon, 01/25/2021 - 5:16pm

Two Austin Community College District (ACC) employees have been honored with the 2021 William H. Spurgeon III Award from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Capitol Area Council, the highest recognition for individuals and organizations contributing...

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ACC Honors Program launches new partnership with UT-Austin

Posted on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:18am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Honors Program announces a new partnership with the University of Texas-Austin. UT's College of Education has designed two academic and experiential learning opportunities for up to 40 ACC Honors students...

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 opens for spring 2021 semester

Posted on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 4:27pm

Tuesday, January 19, marked the start of Austin Community College District's (ACC) spring 2021 semester and the soft opening of the newly completed Highland Campus, Building 2000. The first programs to begin teaching at the state-of-the-art campus...

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ACC recognized as a Top Hispanic-Serving Online College in Texas

Posted on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:41pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is ranked as a Top Hispanic-Serving Online college or university in Texas by Texas Online Colleges. "Texas has 84 schools classified as Hispanic-serving institutions with student bodies greater than 25 percent...

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ACC hosts Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation week

Posted on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:38am

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a weeklong series of events for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) week, Monday, January 18, through Friday, January 22. The 2021 theme is...

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ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:19am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The college’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center will host several virtual events in honor of his...

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Students can apply now to join ACC’s BRASS Program

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 1:17pm

Applications are now open for students interested in joining Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Black Representation of Achievement Through Student Support (BRASS) program.  BRASS is designed to support the unique needs and interests of Black...

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ACC creates Cross-College Communications Team

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:36pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has established a Cross-College Communications Team (CCCT) to guide collegewide communications improvements and align communications strategies. The team will work to keep the ACC community engaged and well-...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Quality Enhancement Plan

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:28pm

UPDATED 3.12.2021 | The ACC QEP website is now live. Click here to learn more.  The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year plan that will "improve/enhance student learning and/or student success." It must demonstrate that ACC is committed to...

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