FacStaff Digest

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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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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2020 Year in Review

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 3:51pm

2020 has been a year like no other. As we mark the end of the year, we look back at the lessons learned and achievements and accomplishments that occurred collegewide to promote equity and inclusion and keep our students on track. JANUARYThe new...

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Inside Highland Phase 2: Music and MBPT

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 2:37pm

ACC Highland Campus' newest phase is nearing completion, and many departments have started the move-in process. The credit classes expected to start in spring 2021 -- and are therefore among the first to make the move -- are Culinary, Architectural...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 7 Recap

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 1:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its December regular meeting on Monday, December 7, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. ACC says goodbye to outgoing...

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Riverbats Giving This Season

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 1:29pm

2020 has challenged us in many ways, and Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff have stepped up to help this holiday season. "Many of our students have struggled during this pandemic. The Riverbat community has opened its hearts...

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ACC Fall 2020 Retirees

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 1:10pm

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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2020 ACC Faculty and Staff In Memoriam

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:39pm

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember the Austin Community College District employees we lost this year. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below. January 2020 Dr. Marla K. Dean, Drama adjunct professor,...

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Earning As: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:28pm

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. Renee Esparza, ACC director of Transfer Resources...

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Congratulations November 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:06pm

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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Graduate Spotlight: Meet Shannon Pinales

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 1:43pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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Month-in-Review: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 1:01pm

Riverbat Week 2020Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it...

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ACC awarded two national grants to target equity gaps in higher education

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded two national Department of Education (ED) grants to support the college's work toward closing equity gaps and increasing student success.  "The best way we can support our community is by making...

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ACC selected as early adopter for state OER digital repository

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:25pm

By Carrie Gits, Highland Campus Library head librarian and associate professor  On September 1, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launched OERTX, the state's digital repository of open educational resources (OER) for Texas. OERTX —...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:09am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Over the last month, we've made a good bit of progress toward completing this project. We are only two months from substantial completion! Inside the building, on...

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Riverbats Giving Back: ACC Foundation raises more than $8,000 for student scholarships on #GivingTuesday

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 4:24pm

In just 24 hours, the Central Texas community donated more than $8,100 to ACC student scholarships and emergency aid. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, marked the annual #GivingTuesday campaign, an international day of charitable giving. For the fifth year...

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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COVID-19 Update

Spring 2021 planning amid COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) administration is using knowledge learned about the virus over the past few months to inform spring planning and what another semester in the time of COVID-19 looks like.  “Our first priority was, and remains...

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Celebrating Ten Years of Riverbats

Celebrating 10 years of Riverbat pride

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it Riverbats Day in their...

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ACC Best Online Colleges Anywhere. Anytime.

ACC's online programs ranked among top in the state and nation

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:10am

Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks top in the state and nation in online learning according to two recent reports. The recognition comes at a time where the college has grown its online and distance education programs in response to the...

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October 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:56pm

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 Giving Tree Campaign

26th Annual Giving Tree Campaign supports ACC students with children

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is expanding its annual Giving Tree Campaign. Now in its 26th year, the campaign supports students and their families over the holiday season. Last year, more than 400 children and 200 student families were...

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ACC AFA President Don Morris

Meet the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Association President

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:37pm

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the incoming 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally. 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty...

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Academic Master Planning in Final Phase

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) is in the final stretch. The AMP serves as a guide to the college's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The AMP is designed...

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Veterans Day 2020 Profiles: Hillary Ray Smith

Posted on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 1:38pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: James Daniels

Posted on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 4:34pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Dr. Erasmus Addae

Posted on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:10pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Kai Ferguson

Posted on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 2:44pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC veteran Mark Harden

ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Mark Harden

Posted on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 2:19pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: October 2020

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:00am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The project is entering the home stretch! We are about three months out from substantial completion. The interiors are really starting to come together. Final...

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Earning As: October 2020

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:51am

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. The Austin Community College District's Board of...

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Fourth ACC course receives national QM certification

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:42am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized with a new Quality Matters (QM) certification. The college's Medical Terminology course (HPRS 1206) was awarded the national distinction earlier this month. "It's an honor to receive QM...

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Meet the 2020-21 Classified Employee Association President

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 9:49am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally. Miguel DeLeon started working at ACC...

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Month-in-review: October 2020

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 9:27am

General AssemblyMore than 2,500 Austin Community College District employees tuned in to their computers on Friday, September 25, to hear key college updates at General Assembly 2020. TLED hosted ACC's first completely virtual General Assembly with...

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ACC Board of Trustees October 5 Recap

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 2:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its October regular meeting on Monday, October 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. ACC Equity CouncilACC is...

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Congratulations August/September 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:44pm

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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Dr. Lauren Sebel, 2020-21 ACC Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Meet the 2020-21 Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:39am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the incoming 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally. Meet the 2020-21 ACC...

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Austin Community College selected for new, national credentialing initiative

Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:40pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Education Design Lab to up- and re-skill displaced workers as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) to support Central Texas' fast-growing healthcare...

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Earning As: Summer 2020

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:09pm

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. Excelencia in Education selected ACC's Transfer...

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Dr. Gary Moreno, El Centro Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

ACC names new Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:50am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Dr. Gary Moreno as the new director of El Centro, the college's Latino/Latin American Studies Center. Moreno will continue El Centro's mission to build connections between the college and the broader...

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HLC2 Connection to HLC4000 Lower Level

Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: September 2020

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:41am

Highland Campus 2014 Bond Phase 2By Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project ManagerThe Black Box Theatre wood floor is being installed. The wood stage flooring in the Music Performance Hall will be installed soon. The fixed seating in the...

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Month-in-Review: September 2020

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:30am

Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off eventsACC kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with two events on September 15. International Festival 2020 was a daylong, virtual event that featured a film screening, musical performances, instructional dance videos...

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Alejandra Polcik, manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Alejandra Polcik

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:53am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Alejandra Polcik, the manager of Hispanic Outreach...

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Spring 2020 Riverbats Employee Excellence Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 12:59pm

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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