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Support foster youth in Central Texas: Donate now to ACC’s 11th annual luggage drive

Posted on 06/19/2020 - 2:51pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) annual luggage drive. The program supports youth who are preparing to transition out of foster care. 

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A Message from the President: U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

Posted on 06/18/2020 - 3:30pm

June, 18, 2020 Dear Students, Faculty & Staff,  I am writing to you today to share important news with you from our nation’s Supreme Court. This morning, the justices ruled against efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...

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President's Podcast: Engineering Brighter Futures

Posted on 06/16/2020 - 2:32pm

The Texas Workforce Commission projects a 25 percent growth in engineering jobs statewide in the next decade. In response to this anticipated growth, ACC and Texas A&M created the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. Supported by...

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ACC talks equity & inclusion with student forum to commemorate Juneteenth

Posted on 06/16/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a virtual conversation with students and employees to examine equity and inclusion in recognition of Juneteenth from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 19. The event features a poetry reading and conversation with...

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Fall registration opens for all students Monday, June 15

Posted on 06/15/2020 - 1:26pm

Registration for fall classes at Austin Community College District (ACC) begins Monday, June 15. Most fall courses will remain online.  “There are still a lot of unknowns about the Coronavirus, and ACC continues to monitor the situation daily with...

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ACC announces plan to begin its return to campus

Posted on 06/12/2020 - 3:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin a gradual approach to return to campus beginning in July. The college released new health and safety procedures and protocols to safely phase-in a small number of workforce classes and student...

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How IT is working to keep the college online

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College's Information Technology (IT) department continues its work to support the college's response plan for the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. Even before the college's decision to suspend all nonessential, in-...

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ACC Board of Trustees June 1 recap

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 12:05pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, June 1, to discuss the budget, learn about the results of a student satisfaction survey, and vote on contracts. Below are highlights from the...

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Taking hands-on learning online: Biology lab

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 11:23am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced Austin Community College (ACC) faculty to adapt their classrooms, labs, and simulations to a virtual environment. We are sharing the innovative ways our faculty are taking hands-on learning online. In this...

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

Posted on 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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COVID-19's impact on spring student academic success

Posted on 06/11/2020 - 11:12am

While the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the way the college operates, it fortunately had only a moderate impact on student academic performance this spring. "I was very impressed by the dedication of our faculty and staff and the...

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ACC names new Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Posted on 06/10/2020 - 4:54pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Larry M. Davis as the college's new Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CEDIO). The CEDIO will continue the college's work to address equity gaps at ACC.

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ACC graduates share stories ahead of virtual commencement on Saturday

Posted on 06/05/2020 - 2:49pm

Austin Community College graduates, their families and friends, and the Central Texas community are invited to join together and recognize the achievements of ACC’s spring 2020 class. ACC encourages the community to wear purple in celebration and...

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A Message from the President: June 2, 2020

Posted on 06/02/2020 - 2:36pm

To: Faculty, Staff and StudentsFrom: Richard M. Rhodes Date: June 2, 2020 Subject: A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, This week, we begin classes for the summer 2020 semester amid a global pandemic and a growing national...

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What your colleagues are doing: Music Professor Virginia Volpe

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 2:27pm

ACC Music Professor Virginia Volpe created a virtual performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with the ACC Choir. Students were responsible for mixing individual recordings to make one master track. Listen to it here.    

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Earning As: April/May 2020

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:54am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Rosa Carrasco, ACC Engineering professor, was featured in the National Institute for...

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Congratulations April 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:48am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April 2020. The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication,...

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Fashion Incubator and Fashion Design students create graduation stoles for ACC faculty, staff

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:46am

Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff who earn a new credential from another institution will soon have a special Riverbat stole to wear at graduation. The idea originated during a meeting between all the employee associations and the...

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Summer registration seeing positive trends

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:40am

After a vigorous start, summer registration numbers have steadied but continue to show positive trends despite the COVID-19 outbreak. About 13,800 students enrolled on the first day of registration, which grew to nearly 18,700 students in the first...

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ACC Frontline Heroes: Facilities Support staff

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:32am

While Austin Community College (ACC) students and the majority of faculty and staff have been working remotely since Friday, March 13, the facilities support team has remained on campus assisting with the college's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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