News https://www.austincc.edu/news/feed en Register now! Fall classes start as early as August 24. Get tips & advice and explore your options. https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/08/register-now-fall-classes-start-early-august-24-get-tips-advice-and-explore-your Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:43:54 +0000 jessicavess 47003 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/08/register-now-fall-classes-start-early-august-24-get-tips-advice-and-explore-your#comments ACC Board of Trustees votes to rename president/CEO position to chancellor https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/08/acc-board-trustees-votes-rename-presidentceo-position-chancellor <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr"><span>The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially changed the title of ACC’s president/CEO to ACC chancellor. The unanimous vote took place during the board’s regular August meeting on Monday, August 3, and is effective immediately. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The decision better aligns the Austin Community College District with similar multi-campus community college institutions nationwide. It does not impact the compensation, role, or duties of the position. </span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:38:44 +0000 jessicavess 47002 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/08/acc-board-trustees-votes-rename-presidentceo-position-chancellor#comments Strong bond rating shows ACC’s continued fiscal strength https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/strong-bond-rating-shows-acc%E2%80%99s-continued-fiscal-strength <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div>The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to show fiscal strength according to the latest bond ratings released by Moody’s Investors Service in July 2020.</div> <div> </div> <div>“ACC is committed to maintaining a healthy outlook for our students and community,” says Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president, Finance &amp; Administration. “Taxpayers entrust us with their support through approving bond projects. These ratings reflect the district’s strong service and dedication to using those funds wisely and responsibly.”</div> <div> </div></div></div></div> Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:52:13 +0000 sydney.pruitt 46963 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/strong-bond-rating-shows-acc%E2%80%99s-continued-fiscal-strength#comments New ACC committee focuses on equity in Strategic Enrollment Management https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/new-acc-committee-focuses-equity-strategic-enrollment-management <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Austin Committee College District (ACC) is undergoing a collegewide process to create a strategic student enrollment plan with a focus on equity.</p> <p>A Strategic Enrollment Management committee has been formed at the direction of the President's Cabinet. The group — comprised of a cross-section of the college — is creating a three-year comprehensive plan for new student enrollment that aligns with ACC's Strategic Plan.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:45:15 +0000 victoria.garza 46962 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/new-acc-committee-focuses-equity-strategic-enrollment-management#comments Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: May/June 2020 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/construction-updates-highland-and-rio-grande-mayjune-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Highland Campus South Parking Garage hit another milestone this summer. Construction crews <a href="https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/new-acc-highland-signage-now-south-parking-garage" target="_blank">added the college's name</a> to the external-facing wall, which is visible from Interstate 35, Highway 290, and areas to the east and southeast of the campus.</p> <p>Below are updates on the final 2014 ACC bond construction projects.</p> <p><strong>RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONS<br /></strong><em>By Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager</em></p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:49:12 +0000 victoria.garza 46961 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/construction-updates-highland-and-rio-grande-mayjune-2020#comments Month-in-Review: July 2020 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/month-review-july-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>Snack Box Distribution</strong></p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:20:41 +0000 victoria.garza 46960 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/month-review-july-2020#comments MyACC faculty and staff portals launch this fall https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/myacc-faculty-and-staff-portals-launch-fall <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Austin Community College District (ACC) employees will soon be able to access all college information in one place with the MyACC Faculty and Staff Portals, which launch this fall.</p> <p>"We are excited to finally release portals for faculty and staff. This has been a goal of ours for many years," says Dr. Charles Cook, executive vice president of Academic Affairs. "It has been a collaborative and thoughtful project that I hope will improve communication for everyone throughout the district."</p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:36:59 +0000 victoria.garza 46959 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/myacc-faculty-and-staff-portals-launch-fall#comments ACC President's Podcast | Taking Learning & Teaching Online: How ACC adapted during COVID-19 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/acc-presidents-podcast-taking-learning-teaching-online-how-acc-adapted-during-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span>When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Central Texas in mid March 2020, Austin Community College District transitioned to remote teaching and learning. In this President's </span><span class="il">Podcast</span><span>, Dr. Richard Rhodes sits down with three ACC students and an ACC faculty member who share their experience and advice for online learning. </span></p> <hr /><p> </p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:33:01 +0000 jessicavess 46957 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/acc-presidents-podcast-taking-learning-teaching-online-how-acc-adapted-during-covid-19#comments ACC goes virtual with 1-on-1 sessions to answer questions about college & prepare students for online/hybrid learning https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/acc-goes-virtual-1-1-sessions-answer-questions-about-college-prepare-students <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr"><span>Austin Community College District’s (ACC) College Destination Center is now virtual and offering 1-on-1 support sessions in the final weeks of summer to answer questions about college and help students apply for financial aid, take ACC’s interactive Career Quiz, and enroll. Registration for fall classes is underway. Most courses will remain online. </span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:51:58 +0000 sydney.pruitt 46955 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/acc-goes-virtual-1-1-sessions-answer-questions-about-college-prepare-students#comments Samsung Apprenticeship helps ACC Manufacturing student earn and learn https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/samsung-apprenticeship-helps-acc-manufacturing-student-earn-and-learn <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr">The world of manufacturing is changing from assembly lines to automation and robotics.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I'm the one who fixes the machines. It’s really cool and scary in a way. These machines are worth millions of dollars. It’s like walking into the Borg Cube on Star Trek. The robots are so advanced, they can make the smallest things that go into your phone.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Austin Community College District (ACC) Manufacturing student Ashly Mattke plans to graduate in summer 2021. She is also participating in the Samsung Apprenticeship through ACC.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:41:14 +0000 sydney.pruitt 46948 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/07/samsung-apprenticeship-helps-acc-manufacturing-student-earn-and-learn#comments