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Trustees approve 2019-20 tax rate

Posted on 09/20/2019 - 8:14am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted the 2019-20 tax rate during a September 16 special meeting. The approved tax rate of $0.1049 (10.49 cents) is among the lowest of community colleges statewide. It includes $0.09...

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ACC awarded national grant to help launch new manufacturing incubator

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Austin Community College (ACC) announces a third incubator at ACC Highland to build the manufacturing industry in Central Texas. Date: Wednesday, September 25Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.Location: ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000, 6101 Highland Campus Dr.

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Implementing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Posted on 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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Meet the 2019-2020 Full-Time Faculty Senate President

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 11:15am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus

Posted on 09/18/2019 - 3:28pm

Community Impact: YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus By Jack Flagler   

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda, El Centro founder, retires

Posted on 09/18/2019 - 10:21am

As a child, Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda couldn't envision a future in higher education because he didn't see people like himself going to college.

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ACC working to replace ERP and SIS systems, inventory records

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 3:09pm

Enterprise Resource Planning and Student Information System ProjectACC is currently engaged in an effort to replace its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Student Information System. The college is moving to a centralized content management...

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Month-in-Review: August 2019

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 2:33pm

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Congratulations August Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 1:07pm

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

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Earning As: September 2019

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 1:04pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. 

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Meet the 2019-2020 Classified Association President

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 10:17am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines global hunger in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 9:01am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion on the rise in global hunger rates as part of the college's fall 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, September 25, from 5 to 7...

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New scholarship for Elgin veteran students

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 8:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) veteran students now have an opportunity to earn additional financial assistance for college with the new Bastrop County Veterans Educational Scholarship.

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September Bond Projects Update

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 8:36am

Construction crews at Highland Phase 2 and Rio Grande campuses have been hard at work this summer to make progress on the sites. Highland Campus Phase 2 constructionBy: Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project Manager

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MyACC student app, web portal preview now available

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 8:28am

Austin Community College students will soon have all their secure online information and services available in one place with the launch of MyACC portals. A preview of the student version will be available starting September 9, while faculty and...

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ACC hosts film screening and Q+A with the film’s director Ronak Shah

Posted on 09/11/2019 - 3:52pm

Austin Community College invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to a special screening of the film “Love Goes Through Your Mind” followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Ronak Shah, and ACC counselors and clinicians from...

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Fall faculty first to undergo new hiring and onboarding processes

Posted on 09/11/2019 - 3:42pm

Changes have been made to ACC's faculty hiring and onboarding processes to help align with the college's strategic plan and, ultimately, improve student success. The 43 full-time faculty members hired this fall were the first to undergo the new...

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ACC Trustees approve expanded partnership with YMCA of Austin

Posted on 09/11/2019 - 12:37pm

The Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an agreement to allow the YMCA of Austin to lease office space at the Highland Business Center for its administrative offices.

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Construction begins at ACC Highland, Building 3000

Posted on 09/11/2019 - 12:20pm

Construction is underway at ACC Highland, Building 3000 (HLC 3000), the former women's Dillard's. The 185,000-square-foot building will be developed in phases.

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