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ACC Board of Trustees May 4 Meeting Recap

Posted on 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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Planning for fall semester underway at ACC

Posted on 05/15/2020 - 10:01am

Austin Community College (ACC) is planning for the fall semester. A cross section of the college — including faculty, student support services, IT, Administration, and more — are working together to identify how to safely resume teaching, learning,...

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Taking hands-on learning online: Automotive Technology

Posted on 05/14/2020 - 5:12pm

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 the...

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ACC celebrates a record number of 2020 graduates

Posted on 05/13/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will recognize more than 2,900 students who are expected to graduate this semester. In addition, more than 3,200 students were invited to fall commencement in December, marking the college’s largest group of candidates...

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ACC’s Student Emergency Fund helps Entrepreneurship student stay focused on education

Posted on 05/12/2020 - 2:48pm

“Right now, it is just so important to have extra support. I lost hours at work. I was worried about just paying my bills.”  Austin Community College student, Stevani Flahaut, took a hit when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak hit Central Texas.  “...

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More than 13,700 students enroll for ACC summer classes in first 24 hours

Posted on 05/06/2020 - 12:51pm

Registration for summer classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May 4. Within the first 24 hours more than 13,700 students had enrolled.  To compare, the total enrollment for...

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Stay on Track this Summer. Summer 2020

Tips for enrolling in summer classes

Posted on 05/04/2020 - 4:00pm

Registration for summer 2020 classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May , 2020. All courses will continue in online formats over the summer. Students also get free access to the...

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2020 Noel-Levitz survey shows 91% students say ACC met or exceeded expectations

Posted on 04/30/2020 - 4:41pm

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to meet or exceed student expectations, according to the 2020 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) results. Overall, 91 percent of students who participated said ACC has met or exceeded their...

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ACC welcomes new Vice President of Institutional Research & Analytics

Posted on 04/30/2020 - 4:22pm

Dr. Jenna Cullinane Hege joins Austin Community College (ACC) as vice president of Institutional Research & Analytics (formerly the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Accountability, OIEA). In this position, she is responsible for...

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Congratulations March 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 04/30/2020 - 12:36pm

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

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Earning As: March/April 2020

Posted on 04/30/2020 - 12:06pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Missi Patterson, Full-Time Faculty Senate President and Psychology Professor, was...

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ACC Fashion Design, CAD, and Art faculty and staff pull resources to create protective equipment for employees and community

Posted on 04/30/2020 - 11:50am

Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff are creating essential personal protective equipment to help keep employees and the community safe and prepared during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Facial Coverings using Fashion Lab The...

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ACC students can now apply for federal CARES financial aid

Posted on 04/29/2020 - 5:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received the first portion of federal financial support to help students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications for the ACC CARES Act Student Aid opened Wednesday, April 29.

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ACC Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts webinar on ‘Peace in Relationships’

Posted on 04/22/2020 - 4:35pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Peace and Conflict Studies program goes virtual Friday, April 24, from noon to 1:15 p.m for a webinar on “Peace in Relationships: Leveraging Conflict for a Happier Life During and After the Pandemic.”  The event...

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ACC launches virtual events calendar

Posted on 04/22/2020 - 11:13am

As Austin Community College (ACC) transitions to virtual working, teaching, and learning environments, so do collegewide events. Many of the college events that were previously canceled are now available in online formats. To view all events, visit...

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ACC English Composition student wins 2020 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on 04/20/2020 - 12:33pm

The ballots are in and the votes tallied. This year's winner of the seventh annual 2020 Eco Bag Art contest is English Composition student Diana Ruiz Trujeque. 

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COVID-19 Update

Austin Community College implements new campus hours of operations to help slow spread of COVID-19

Posted on 04/17/2020 - 2:32pm

UPDATE:  To assist faculty and staff who may need final access to their offices. ACC will allow access to all campuses from Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After Friday, April 24, new campus hours of operation...

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Month-in-Review: February/March 2020

Posted on 04/16/2020 - 10:54am

COVID-19 responseACC work and classes transitioned to remote environments following the spring break in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. The college launched an informational webpage — — in early...

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