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Taking online classes just got easier. ACC expands drive-up WiFi to all campuses

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 3:35pm

Despite the first return to campus, most courses and work remain online and in virtual environments. To better support students and employees, the college has expanded its free WiFi to all campuses in designated parking lots. As of July 14, a total...

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George Wilkerson: Honoring the legacy of ACC’s first dean of instruction

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 2:25pm

Dr. George Wilkerson may be best known in Austin as a comedy sketch writer and cast member for Esther's Follies, but as the founding dean of instruction at Austin Community College, creator of the first online Composition course in Texas, and an...

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FY2021 budget approved without cuts, defers compensation decisions

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 2:10pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees voted to approve the budget for FY2021. The $416 million budget maintains existing operations and currently approved initiatives without making any cuts. "Our approach at this point is...

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First week back: ACC cautiously implements return-to-campus plan

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 10:00am

Since Austin Community College District (ACC) closed its campuses and centers in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small number of classes — primarily in workforce-related programs in health sciences and applied technologies such as welding...

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New ACC Highland signage now up on south parking garage

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 9:15am

Construction on Austin Community College District's (ACC) Highland Campus reached another milestone this week. On Wednesday, July 15, ACC’s Facilities and Construction team and project crews added the college's name to the external-facing wall of...

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ACC named No. 1 college in Texas for university transfer.

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 9:09am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is ranked top in Texas for university transfer. The college was named No. 1 for transfer student success according to recent data released by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

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Two Tales of Transferring: Finding Your Path in Life

Posted on 07/16/2020 - 3:20pm

Arturo Garcia For some students it can take some bouncing around before finding their path in life. That was the story for Arturo Garcia. He graduated from Reagan High School in 2010 and set his sights straight on enrolling at a local university.  “...

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Manufacturing Student Rebekah Tangney

Increasing Possibilities: ACC Manufacturing student returns to the classroom to skill-up

Posted on 07/13/2020 - 12:41pm

For Austin Community College District (ACC) student Rebekah Tangney, training in manufacturing is the key to sharpening and widening her skillset to open new possibilities. “I already have a four-year degree, but learning new skills is great for my...

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ACC distributed $3.9 million to help students pay for college & expenses amid COVID-19

Posted on 07/09/2020 - 11:24am

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to distribute funds for students impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In spring and summer semesters, more than 3,600 students received federal aid dollars through the ACC CARES Act...

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Every count matters: ACC Experts weigh-in on 2020 Census

Posted on 07/07/2020 - 12:07pm

Invitations for the 2020 Census are with households nationwide. The Census helps determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities over the next ten years. ACC Elections and Government Relations Manager Alicia...

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ACC Return to Campus Plan

ACC Campus Conversation: Planning the College's Return to Campus

Posted on 07/06/2020 - 7:23am

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Return to Campus Plan is rooted in safety for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. ACC will gradually transition back to on-campus and in-person classes and activities in four phases. ACC President/...

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ACC closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on 07/02/2020 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Most staff, faculty, and students will resume remote operations at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.   Beginning Monday, July 6, a small amount of technical...

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ACC hosts The Future of Work Summit July 27-31

Posted on 07/01/2020 - 11:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts the Future of Work Summit July 27 through July 31.

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ACC remembers Juneteenth with talks on equity & inclusion

Posted on 06/30/2020 - 4:44pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is looking deeper at what we can do to affect meaningful change in our community to address racial injustice and inequalities. On Friday, June 19, the college hosted a roundtable with students, employees, and...

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ACC wins Excellence in Institutional Efficiency award

Posted on 06/30/2020 - 2:44pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is the first community college to receive Salesforce's Excellence in Institutional Efficiency award. The award — which recognizes higher education institutions using Salesforce Education Cloud to increase operational...

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Applications increase for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 1:58pm

Now in its fourth year, interest in the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College (ACC) continues to grow. Nearly 300 students have requested to apply for the fall 2020 cohort, which plans to accept 150 students. The...

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Barnes & Noble Bookstores at ACC remain closed until further notice

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 10:06am

To ensure the health and well-being of our students and employees, the Barnes & Noble Bookstores remain temporarily closed until further notice.   Barnes & Noble will continue to accept course material and general merchandise orders online...

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Month-in-review: June 2020

Posted on 06/26/2020 - 8:55am

Virtual President's Reception

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: March/April 2020

Posted on 06/25/2020 - 10:29am

Despite a brief shutdown and some challenges with delayed deliveries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction marches forward on the Rio Grande and Highland campus projects, which both reached significant milestones in the past month.

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Regional Advisory Committees hear academic and campus master plans updates

Posted on 06/25/2020 - 10:21am

Austin Community College District's (ACC) three Regional Advisory Committees representing the district's north, south, and central service areas met virtually in June to hear updates on the college's academic and campus master plans.

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