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Earning As: February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 2:21pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Austin Community College (ACC) made the San Marcos Daily Record's Best of Hays Top 3...

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Culinary Department Take the Cake Show

Month-in-Review: January/February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:56pm

ACC faculty and staff prepare for new semester at Spring Development DaySpring Development Day, held on Friday, January 17, welcomed ACC faculty and staff to a new semester with a full day of work sessions to enhance practices and processes, improve...

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A Message from the Vice President of IT

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:50pm

From Imad Constantini, Information Technology vice president: New Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ImplementationProgress continues on Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation. On...

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Aerial view of Highland Phase 2 from southwest

Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:39am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Persistent rainy, damp conditions slowed the rate of progress a bit in February, but construction continued to progress well.  Spray foam insulation applied to...

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Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process entering final stretch

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:21am

With the Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process (DCMP) approximately two-thirds of the way through, the Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees heard an update from the project team at its February 17 work session. Pfluger Architects,...

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ACC Board of Trustees February 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:29am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, February 3, to learn about a new partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, hear updates on Developmental Math and spring enrollment...

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#RealCollege Survey results show ACC students lack food & housing security

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 9:41am

Nearly two-thirds of Austin Community College (ACC) students struggled to find affordable food and housing in the past year, according to the 2019 #RealCollege Survey Institution Report released February 12. The report, prepared by the Hope Center...

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund Career Scholars Program

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:55am

Austin Community College (ACC) has partnered with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund the college's Career Scholars program for graduating high school students. The Foundation announced it would pledge $1.25 million over five years...

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Changes to Developmental Math curriculum adding up to student success

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:17am

The number of students enrolled in Developmental Math at Austin Community College (ACC) is declining — and that's a good thing. "That means we are getting them into their college credit courses faster," says Dr. Charles Cook, provost/executive vice...

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ACC named top-producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for second consecutive year

Posted on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:13am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released its 2019-2020 list Monday, February 10....

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ACC Board of Trustees January 13 Recap

Posted on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:58am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, January 13, to hear college updates, discuss legislative priorities, appoint members to the regional advisory committees (RAC), and discuss student...

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ACC promotes racial equity through National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 4:05pm

"My dad is British, I am French, and my mom is from the West Indies so it can be hard to fit into a certain category. My artwork shows you don't have to be part of the category, you can be who you are, and that should be enough,” says Allison...

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Academic Master Plan launches with strategic planning meeting

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:58pm

Austin Community College kicked off the planning process for the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) during a strategic planning meeting Wednesday, January 15, with representatives from ACC's academic areas including deans and program chairs and the...

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New tuition payment structure shows initial success

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:52am

Austin Community College (ACC) implemented its new tuition payment structure for spring 2020 and the new approach has seen initial success. "Overall, the implementation has gone well," says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. "That's a testament...

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ACC seeks feedback for dual credit proposals

Posted on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:27pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is considering several proposals to provide better support for high school students enrolled in dual credit courses. The college is seeking feedback from faculty and staff. Dual credit students comprise 18 percent of...

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2019 Year in Review

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:50am

Austin Community College accomplished a lot in 2019. The college celebrated its highest number of spring and fall graduates, which included the first graduating class of RN-to-BSN students; opened the new ACC Fashion Incubator at ACC Highland;...

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Earning As: January 2020

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:40am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Governor Greg Abbott appointed ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes to the Texas...

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Amanda Dean, ACC ombudsperson

A Message from the Ombudsman: Reflecting on my first six months

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:23am

From the Office of the Ombudsperson: I have learned a lot in my first six months serving as the inaugural ombudsperson for ACC, and there are plenty of things I am still figuring out. One of the most inspiring things I have seen is that ACC...

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HLC2 Paseo from the west

Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January 2020

Posted on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:04pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Construction teams commemorated the topping-out of Rio Grande Campus on Wednesday, January 22. The event marked an important milestone for the project. InteriorInside...

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ACC congratulates 2020 Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award recipients

Posted on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:35pm

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 Board of Trustees December 2 Recap

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:45am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, December 2, to hear college updates, discuss a new degree, and vote on a contract for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider to...

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Parking at ACC is going digital

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:32am

Hangtags could be a thing of the past at Austin Community College (ACC) as the college looks to revamp its parking system to make on-campus parking throughout the district easier, safer, and more convenient. "Parking is becoming increasingly...

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A Message from Student Affairs: Supplemental Instruction Study Sessions Target Student Success

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:01am

Student Leaders Mentor Their Classmates In Math, Science, History and MoreThe Supplemental Instruction (SI) review sessions program launched in 2008 is a proven success strategy for increasing student GPAs and reinforcing study skills for their...

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ACC Board selects new ERP provider

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 8:46am

The process to replace Austin Community College District's Colleague software continues to move forward. At its December 2 regular meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve contract negotiations with Workday, Inc. to implement and provide...

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ACC hears from the community about the future of Pinnacle

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:12pm

Austin Community College held two Community Conversations in southwest Austin in December to provide updates on the college's Districtwide Campus Master Plan (DCMP) and let the community weigh in on the future of its 58-acre Pinnacle Campus. Dozens...

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Commencement celebrates highest number of fall 2019 graduates

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated a record number of graduates at fall commencement Friday, December 13. The ceremony recognized 3,278 students who completed ACC's associate degree, certificate, or high school equivalency programs for the...

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Earning As: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:42pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. The ACC Student Money Management Office was named the Outstanding Financial...

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Congratulations November Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:31pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Eastview...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 3:43pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Two large cranes are on site erecting the last structural steel members to frame out the rooftop penthouse and place the curved tube steel framing for the new atrium...

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RB turns 9!

Month-in-Review: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 3:19pm

ACC celebrates 9th annual Riverbat DayACC students, staff, and faculty were encouraged to #GoPurple on November 20 to show their pride on Riverbat Day. Additionally, ACC's official mascot R.B. visited multiple ACC campuses to celebrate nine years of...

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