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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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Chef Bryant Currie

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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Dr. Shasta Buchanan

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 comments 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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Month-in-Review: January 2021

Posted on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 12:50pm

TRHT Week 2021Austin Community College District's (ACC) Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center hosted its inaugural TRHT Week January 18 - 22. The event, titled Social Justice and Collaborative Change: The Time is Now, was...

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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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Congratulations Fall 2020 Employee Excellence Award recipients

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:43pm

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....

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ACC congratulates 2021 Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award winners

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College (ACC) congratulates recipients of its annual Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards. Leadership AwardsRecipients of the ACC Leadership Award are recognized for going above and beyond the duties listed in their job...

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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: Enterprise Resource Planning

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:30pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) aims to transform its technology for greater efficiency and functionality by replacing Colleague, a 20-year-old legacy system, with Workday. Workday is a human capital...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Quality Enhancement Plan

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

Note: All quotes below are from the 2018 SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation 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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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Districtwide Campus Master Plan

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has continued to have incredible growth in both our campus locations and facilities across the district. The Districtwide Campus Master Plan serves as the roadmap for the growth of our campuses and facilities...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Academic Master Plan

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

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...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 11 Recap

Posted on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 1:37pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its first meeting of 2021 on Monday, January 11, in a virtual format due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Below are highlights from the meeting. Chancellor’s Priorities The...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2021 state legislative priorities

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:04pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved the 2021 state legislative priorities during its regular board meeting Monday, January 11. All policy initiatives are in line with ACC’s mission to promote student success and...

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Austin American-Statesman presents ACC with 2020 Best of the Best Award

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 8:48am

The Austin American-Statesman (Statesman) presented Austin Community College District (ACC) with the 2020 Best of the Best Award during the Board of Trustees’ virtual meeting on Monday, January 11. This was the third consecutive year for the college...

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ACC’s inaugural Equity Council selected

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:10pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) inaugural Equity Council has been selected and will have its first meeting in January 2021. The Equity Council is charged with helping the college reach its equity goals and serves as an advisory group to...

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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its first regular board meeting of 2021 3 p.m., Monday, January 11. The meeting is the Board’s first full meeting with newly elected Trustee Dana Walker as well as newly elected board officers.  In...

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ACC and Texas A&M University-Central Texas expand partnership

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:08am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) are expanding their partnership. Together, the institutions are building new, seamless undergraduate and graduate transfer pathways for ACC...

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ACC and Chancellor Rhodes recognized with Friend of Manufacturing Award

Posted on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 1:18pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and ACC chancellor, Dr. Richard Rhodes, were awarded the 2020 Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Friend of Manufacturing Award. ARMA recognized the college for its work to create the new Advanced...

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Nominate an essential female worker to be recognized in a public art project

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 4:37pm

An Austin Community College District (ACC) photography professor is looking for essential female workers for a new public art project that will be featured on buildings throughout Austin. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Central Texas, Sarah Wilson,...

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ACC student awarded national Student Technology Champion

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 4:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) student Jack Russell was named a 2020-21 Student Technology Champion by the League for Innovation in the Community College. He was selected for the Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award. The recognition is...

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Prepare for the spring semester with ACC’s watch, read, and explore list

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:20am

Austin Community College District (ACC) spring semester is right around the corner and registration remains open. Classes begin Tuesday, January 19. As you enjoy the final weeks of the intersession, check out the latest content created by ACC to...

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Getting ahead: ACC experts explore four options to jumpstart college in high school

Posted on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 1:52pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides all high school students in the service area an opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school at little to no cost. Our experts explore several options for students to take...

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ACC closes for winter break December 22 - January 4

Posted on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:08am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, until 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.  Spring registration will remain open through the break, and full virtual support services will resume...

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Celebrating student success improvements

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 4:47pm

Austin Community College District's 2020 fall commencement was a celebration of the college's largest group of graduates to date — more than 3,400 students. Combined with the number of students who graduated in spring, ACC will have recognized more...

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