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Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:54pm

A proposed modification to Austin Community College District's (ACC) administrative rule 1.01.001 regarding degree and certificate designations is now available for review and comment by employees. The change proposed would add a Bachelor of Applied...

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Summer registration now open to current and future Riverbats

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:45pm

Registration is now open for anyone looking to get ahead this summer at  Austin Community College (ACC). The summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1, with 5-, 9-, and 10-week class options.  Teams are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them...

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ACC’s FY 2022 Budget Process Kicks Off

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is starting its fiscal year 2022 budget process with a balanced budget that keeps tuition and fees steady and includes compensation adjustment. Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of Finance and...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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Nina Almasy named new ACC Health Sciences dean

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:48pm

Dr. Nina Almasy has been named Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Health Sciences dean. She replaces Pat Recek, who retired after 24 years with the college in March.

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Month-in-Review: March 2021

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:45pm

Creativity Rocks With Musician Billy Morrison

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: April 2021

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:29pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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ACC Scholarships

7 Tips for Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Posted on 04/21/2021 - 4:56pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) scholarship application requires a personal essay—but don’t stress! It only needs to be 250-500 words. Here’s the prompt:  Please provide a personal statement of 250-500 words that discusses your educational...

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Weigh in on the future of Austin’s Fashion Industry

Posted on 04/20/2021 - 2:15pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Fashion Incubator and the City of Austin Economic Development Department invite residents to weigh in on future investments in Austin’s local fashion industry.

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ACC Visual Communications student wins 2021 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on 04/19/2021 - 8:06am

This year's winner of the seventh annual 2021 Eco Bag Art contest is Hayley Deitemeyer, a visual communications student. Hayley’s design was selected out of 48 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and...

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March 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:37pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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Earning As: March 2021

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:20pm

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

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ACC Board Meeting April 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its April regular meeting on Monday, April 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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The 3Cs at ACC spring 2021 update

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 2:48pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) 3Cs initiative has taken several steps this spring toward improving the climate at the college for all employees through collaboration, connection, and caring.

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New enrollment process launching for students

Posted on 04/02/2021 - 3:38pm

A look at Salesforce and what it means for new students at ACC  On Monday, April 5, 2021 Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new onboarding process for new students. 

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April is Stress Awareness Month : Wellness Webinars Available

HR releases new employee webinars for Stress Awareness Month

Posted on 04/02/2021 - 2:12pm

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Human Resources Employee Wellness Program is offering new workshops to help employees manage stress and anxiety. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to invest in their...

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From the ACC IT Newsletter: Build a Survey at ACC

Posted on 04/01/2021 - 10:42am

From the April 2021 ACC IT Newsletter:   Have you ever needed to create a survey and wondered if ACC had a specific provider for it? The answer is Yes. ACC has a centralized solution named Survey Monkey, and all ACC employees have access to the ACC...

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ACC extends deadline for priority scholarship consideration

Posted on 03/30/2021 - 2:10pm

Students now have more time to apply for scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college announced a one-month extension to give new and current students more time to apply for a scholarship this fall. While students can apply...

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It's QEP Time: Submit Your Ideas to Improve Student Success

Posted on 03/25/2021 - 12:54pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is asking faculty, staff, students, and the community to submit ideas for projects that could help improve the student experience as part of the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) process. The QEP is a...

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ACC closed for spring break 3/15 - 3/21

Posted on 03/12/2021 - 10:50am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 15, through Sunday, March 21. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 22. 

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