student success

Student Affairs conducts call-a-thon to check on students

Posted on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:17am

Although students were not physically on campus during the last half of the spring semester, they remained top of mind for Austin Community College faculty and staff. To check in on how students were doing with the transition to an online learning...

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ACC Board of Trustees May 4 Meeting Recap

Posted on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 4:33pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its May regular meeting on Monday, May 4, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees heard presentations on the 2019 Student Success Report and annual...

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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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Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership

Posted on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 2:58pm

Association of American Colleges & Universities: Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership   Since 2010, the Latino student population at Austin Community College (ACC) has increased by 13 percentage points, from 25...

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ACC celebrates nine years of Riverbat by going PURPLE, November 20

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:46pm

Put on your Riverbat T-shirt, hat, or anything purple to support the Austin Community College’s (ACC) commitment to student and community success with Riverbat Day on Wednesday, November 20. It celebrates nine years since ACC unveiled its official...

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2nd Annual Boots and Bats Gala raises more than $250,000

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 2:15pm

With more than 500 attendees, 100 volunteers, and 300 pieces of art, the second annual Boots and Bats Gala raised more than $250,000 to help improve students' lives. Austin Community College hosted the Saturday, November 2, fundraising gala in...

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25th Annual Giving Tree Campaign aims to support 500 ACC students

Posted on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 1:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 25th annual Giving Tree campaign to support students and their families over the holiday season. Faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to visit the Giving Tree, located in the Student Affairs suite...

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Student Life 2018-19 Annual Report is now available

Posted on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 11:11am

ACC's Office of Student Life served 27,469 students during the 2018-19 academic year, an 11 percent increase from the year before, according to latest Student Life Annual Report. Additionally, the number of student interactions has increased by 78...

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ACC doubles graduation rate in one year

Posted on Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:02pm

ACC expects to double its graduation rate from 7.2% last year to 14.9% in 2020 as a result of a focus on multiple approaches with student retention and success strategies undertaken in recent years. "This is a testament to the work and dedication...

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Implementing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Posted on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:53am

In 2016, the Austin Community College District (ACC) began its work to implement Guided Pathways at the college to provide a clear, easy to follow road map to on-time completion so students can achieve their academic and career goals. ACC President/...

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Top 10 ways ACC is having an impact on Latino student success

Posted on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College (ACC) centralizes equity in all of its completion work, with the understanding that while ACC's objective is to support all ACC students in achieving their educational goals, different groups of students require different...

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Better coaching, bigger gains

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:29am

Community College Daily: BY ELLIE ASHFORD JUNE 12, 2019     A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. An...

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The Provost's Corner: Guided Pathways at ACC - An ongoing journey

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:39am

Despite significant efforts by talented and dedicated faculty, staff and administrators across our college for the past three years, we recognize that many still have questions about what Guided Pathways is and what it means for how we all think...

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ACC President's Podcast

President’s Podcast: ACC's Strategic Plan: Dedicated to Every Student's Success

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:11am

Developed in collaboration with our community, ACC’s Strategic Plan ensures all areas of the college remain focused on developing strategies to reach common goals and improve student success.  ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the...

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Student Affairs at ACC

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) President/CEO, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, hosts a conversation on the evolution of student support services at ACC. With guests — Dr. Virginia Fraire, Dr. Guillermo 'Willie' Martinez, and Dr. Ruth Reinhart — Dr. Rhodes...

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