Academic Master Plan

Notice: Please check Timeline, Meeting Agendas and Minutes for revised dates for development of the
ACC Academic Master Plan, 2020-2025.

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2020-2025 Planning

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) will guide ACC’s collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The goal is to produce a concise plan that contains “big ideas” and innovative suggestions on how we may achieve even greater success for our students over the next five years.


The planning process invites participation from all areas of the college. It integrates goals from existing planning processes at the program and departmental levels and incorporates new practices that serve as an extension of the strategic planning and budget processes. Learn more.


  • Describes the academic mission of the college in line with the college's overall mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  • Projects the impact of demographic trends and regional labor market needs.
  • Delineates the strategies needed to accomplish the academic mission of the college.
  • Drives accomplishment of equitable outcomes for student enrollments, persistence, and completion/transition to transfer and/or employment.
  • Promotes partnerships with K-12, universities, business/industry, and governmental/community agencies.
  • Informs college planning processes for program improvement, resources, technology, facilities, and services.


AMP News and Updates

AMP planning news and updates will be provided here as information is made available.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the process paused in the spring and resumed in fall. In fall, all 10 Areas of Study got involved — forming eight teams, each co-chaired by an Instructional and Student Affairs dean, to develop and present proposals for college initiatives. These proposals are posted to the AMP website. The Steering Committee has since reviewed all Area of Study proposals and, in consideration of collegewide needs, made recommendations to an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee made an initial report to the College Board of Trustees on Monday, November 16, in consideration of future funding decisions. The Office of the Provost is preparing the final written document that will be available in early spring 2021. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
TLED is utilizing CARES funding to host a "Future of Work Summit" which will have featured speakers online throughout the week of July 27-31. July 27-31 - The Future of Work Summit. The Summit will explore COVID-19’s impact on higher education, changes that may happen in the labor market, how ACC can better prepare students and innovate for the future of work in Central Texas, and more. Featured speakers will present on these topics and answer questions via webinars. All ACC employees are invited to attend. Leadership and participants in previous AMP process meetings are highly encouraged to engage in these discussions. Attend the sessions live or watch the recordings later to receive professional development credit. 

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Monday, May 18, 2020
The AMP Steering Committee has moved the AMP process to resume fall 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19. An update timeline and scoring rubric are being finalized. 

Friday, March 13, 2020
The Academic Master Planning process is on hold as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Details will be provided here as a new timeline is developed.

Tuesday March 3, 2020
The Academic Master Planning process will continue on March 27 with the second round of Area of Study meetings. Learn more about it on the timeline portion of the AMP website. Reach out to your department chair or dean if you want to be a part of your Area of Study team.

Friday, February 14, 2020
To support the Academic Master Planning process, OIEA ishosting  online training for TIPS (The Information Portal System). This is the online data tool that allows ACC employees to pull data with their own specific parameters. Register for Workshops here. Get information on TIPS here

Friday, December 13, 2019
Invitations were sent to the Steering Committee, inviting members of ACC’s academic and support services community to participate in the planning process. The Steering Committee facilitates the process for creating the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan. The Committee is co-chaired by Dean Brandon Whatley of the Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies Area of Study and Dean Rachel Ruiz who heads Student Affairs at the Cypress Creek Campus.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President/CEO, and Dr. Charles Cook, ACC Provost/EVP of Academic Affairs, shared information with all ACC employees about the development of the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan. Read the announcement.