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8 years in a row: Austin Community College District keeps tuition low

Posted on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 9:30am

For the eighth consecutive year, tuition and fees will remain at just $85 per credit hour for in-district students at Austin Community College District (ACC). The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2021...

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EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campus

Posted on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 2:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted a tour of the Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 with Austin American-Statesman columnist Michael Barnes. EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campusBy:...

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ACC continues record breaking graduation numbers with spring 2021 ceremony

Posted on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 2:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the accomplishments of 2,800+ graduates with a virtual spring graduation. Combined with the 3,400+ graduates being recognized during the fall commencement in December, this marks another record-...

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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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ACC’s FY 2022 Budget Process Kicks Off

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is starting its fiscal year 2022 budget process with a balanced budget that keeps tuition and fees steady and includes compensation adjustment. Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of Finance and...

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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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March 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:37pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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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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The 3Cs at ACC spring 2021 update

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 2:48pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) 3Cs initiative has taken several steps this spring toward improving the climate at the college for all employees through collaboration, connection, and caring. The Cross-College Communications Team (CCCT)...

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New enrollment process launching for students

Posted on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:38pm

A look at Salesforce and what it means for new students at ACC  On Monday, April 5, 2021 Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new onboarding process for new students.  The migration to the Salesforce Customer Relations Management (CRM...

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April is Stress Awareness Month : Wellness Webinars Available

HR releases new employee webinars for Stress Awareness Month

Posted on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 2:12pm

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Human Resources Employee Wellness Program is offering new workshops to help employees manage stress and anxiety. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to invest in their...

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From the ACC IT Newsletter: Build a Survey at ACC

Posted on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:42am

From the April 2021 ACC IT Newsletter:   Have you ever needed to create a survey and wondered if ACC had a specific provider for it? The answer is Yes. ACC has a centralized solution named Survey Monkey, and all ACC employees have access to the ACC...

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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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February 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:17pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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January 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:04pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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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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Earning As: January/February 2021

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:47am

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. NEW! Leave messages of congratulations below. To...

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ACC named 2021 Best Place for Working Parents in Austin

Posted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 2:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was selected as a Best Place for Working Parents in a new statewide survey conducted by the Austin American-Stateman and The Best Place for Working Parents. The college was recognized for its family-...

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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: 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 employee exercise challenges to help you reach your goals

Posted on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 3:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) employees are invited to participate with their colleagues in a couple of friendly exercise competitions. 2021 Exercise StarsRegistration for the annual Exercise Stars exercise incentive program, hosted by ACC...

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Earning As: December 2020/January 2021

Posted on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 1:26pm

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. Austin Community College District (ACC) and ACC...

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