News https://www.austincc.edu/news/feed en Emergency Preparedness Week: Students, faculty, and staff practice best actions to stay safe https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/emergency-preparedness-week-students-faculty-and-staff-practice-best-actions-stay-safe <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>Safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Austin Community College District (ACC) remain the top priority for the college. The college will put its training to practice during </span><strong>Emergency Preparedness Week</strong><span> from Monday, January 30, to Friday, February 3.</span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:02:07 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50891 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/emergency-preparedness-week-students-faculty-and-staff-practice-best-actions-stay-safe#comments ACC participates in Community College Day; students ask for more investment in community colleges https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-participates-community-college-day-students-ask-more-investment-community-colleges <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 (ACC) students, faculty, and staff joined hundreds of their peers at the State Capitol to push for increased investment in community colleges during the 88th Texas legislative session. </span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 27 Jan 2023 17:51:31 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50890 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-participates-community-college-day-students-ask-more-investment-community-colleges#comments A new career may be just 8 weeks away. Explore our Fast Track Career Training Programs now. https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/new-career-may-be-just-8-weeks-away-explore-our-fast-track-career-training-programs-now Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:33:47 +0000 jessicavess 50889 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/new-career-may-be-just-8-weeks-away-explore-our-fast-track-career-training-programs-now#comments ACC El Centro starts book club for students https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-el-centro-starts-book-club-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>ACC’s Latino/Latin American Studies Center, <a href="https://www.austincc.edu/students/latino-latin-american-studies-center-el-centro" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"><span>El Centro</span></a>, launched a new student book club in spring 2023. The El Centro Book Club will feature book selections that highlight the Latinx/e experience and provide those books to eligible students for free.</p> <p>Students are eligible for a free copy of the book when they sign up for the book club. </p></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:19:10 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50888 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-el-centro-starts-book-club-students#comments ACC awarded Department of Education grant to support stop-outs https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-awarded-department-education-grant-support-stop-outs <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>Disruptions caused by the pandemic remain an obstacle for students across the nation. At Austin Community College District (ACC), students who want to complete their degree are now eligible for new support. The college was awarded a new Department of Education (ED) grant to help students who stopped out after 2020 return to the college to complete their degree.</span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:02:51 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50887 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-awarded-department-education-grant-support-stop-outs#comments ACC Named Best Community Colleges in Texas by Intelligent.com https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-named-best-community-colleges-texas-intelligentcom <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"><em><strong>College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. Intelligent.com researched and evaluated more than 3,000 community colleges based on academic quality, graduation rate, cost and return on investment, and student resources.</span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:57:07 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50881 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-named-best-community-colleges-texas-intelligentcom#comments ACC Board Meeting January 17 Recap https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-board-meeting-january-17-recap <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 class="post-wrap"> <div class="post-content entry-content"> <p>The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its first regular meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, January 17, at Highland Business Center.</p> <p>Trustees received an update on Chancellor’s Priority 1: Equity, discussed ACC’s federal and state legislative priorities for 2023, and approved new appointments to the college’s Regional Advisory Committees. </p> <p>Below are highlights from the meeting.</p></div></div></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:41:28 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50880 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-board-meeting-january-17-recap#comments Submit your original design for ACC’s 11th Annual Eco Bag Contest https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/submit-your-original-design-acc%E2%80%99s-11th-annual-eco-bag-contest <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>Submissions are now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) 11th annual Eco Bag Contest. The deadline to submit your design is </span><strong>Noon, Tuesday, January 31</strong><span>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This year’s theme is “The Urgency of Now.”  The top designs will be put before the ACC community for a vote. The winning design will be printed on a reusable bag and made available for purchase. A winner will be announced during Earth Week in April. </span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:25:30 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50879 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/submit-your-original-design-acc%E2%80%99s-11th-annual-eco-bag-contest#comments Calling all parents: Join us for ‘Ready, Set, Learn’ on Saturday, January 28 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/calling-all-parents-join-us-%E2%80%98ready-set-learn%E2%80%99-saturday-january-28 <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>It’s a new year with new opportunities to learn and grow. ACC invites you to the next edition of </span><span>‘Ready, Set, Learn!’ </span><span>This collaborative program between ACC and Austin PBS is designed for busy parents juggling school, work, and parenting. All ACC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the fun.</span></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Saturday, January 28<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. <br /><strong>Location:</strong> ACC Highland, Building 3000 | PBS Studio (6101 Highland Campus Drive)</p></div></div></div> Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:02:23 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50877 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/calling-all-parents-join-us-%E2%80%98ready-set-learn%E2%80%99-saturday-january-28#comments ACC honors Black History Month 2023 with events, essay contest https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-honors-black-history-month-2023-events-essay-contest <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>February is </span><a href="http://austincc.edu/BHM"><span>Black History Month</span></a><span>, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. ACC commemorates the month with a series of in-person and hybrid events open to ACC faculty, staff, students, and the community. </span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 24 Jan 2023 17:58:06 +0000 sydney.pruitt 50876 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2023/01/acc-honors-black-history-month-2023-events-essay-contest#comments