2015 Spring Plenary Session

Spring Session 2015
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:15pm

The Spring Plenary session will take place on April 9 - 11, 2015 at the Westin San Francisco Airport. Early registration is open now through March 23, 2015!! The theme of this session is “Thriving under pressure”. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

 

Rooms must be booked before March 8, 2015 to secure the group rate. The rate, based on availability, is offered three days before and after this event. Call the Westin Central Reservations Office at (888) 627-8404 and ask for the Academic Senate group rate. 

Registration

Early Registration Deadline: March 23, 2015

REGISTRATION FEES

After March 23rd

  • Full Session Fee with Friday ASCCC Foundation Dinner: $525  includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, evening reception on Thursday, one ticket to the Friday night ASCCC Foundation Dinner, session packet, and materials.
  • Full Session Fee: $425 includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, evening reception on Thursday, session packet, and materials.
  • Saturday Only Fee with ASCCC Foundation Dinner: $295 includes one ticket to the Friday night ASCCC Foundation Dinner, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, session packet, and materials.
  • Saturday Only Fee: $195 includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, session packet, and materials.

If you purchase the ASCCC Foundation Dinner, a ticket will be waiting for you at the registration table. More details are below.

Payment in full is required prior to attending the event. Attendees must pay before March 23, 2015 in order to secure the early registration rate.

ACADEMIC SENATE FOUNDATION SPRING FLING

On Friday night, April 10th, the Foundation will hold a fundraising event with dining, dancing and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission to enhance the excellence of the California community colleges by sustained support for professional development of the faculty in the furtherance of effective teaching and learning practices. There are two ways to participate:

  • Purchase a ticket for $100
  • Sponsor a table of 8 for $1,000

A special reception for table sponsors and their guests will be held prior to the dinner giving them a sneak peek of the evening’s festivities. Single tickets may be purchase with your full conference registration or separately Tables can be reserved during the registration process. Purchase tickets separately or a table of 8.

Click here to contribute an item for the Silent Auction.

Silent Auction Items Preview

From hotel packages to items you can pamper yourself with, this inagural silent auction should not be missed! To see a complete listing of the confirmed auction items, click here.

Spring raffle

As a complement to the Silent Auction, the ASF will hold a raffle for such coveted items as an iPad mini and $150 Amazon gift card. Tickets will be on sale throughout Session. Prices for raffle tickets include $5 for 1 ticket, $20 for 5 tickets, and $40 for 10+1. The raffle drawing will take place on Saturday and you don’t need to be present to win.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

PAY ONLINE HERE

CANCELLATIONS

The cancellation deadline for a full refund is March 23, 2015. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here. Any request for refunds received after March 23, 2015 will be reviewed by the Executive Director. Please keep in mind that registrations are transferable. All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee.

Call Tonya Davis, ASCCC Office Manager, at (916) 445-4753 x 106 with any payment questions.

Hotel & Travel

LOCATION

Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae,California 94030 

HOTEL AND ROOM RESERVATIONS

The ASCCC group rate is $169+tax per night for singles/doubles.The rate, based on availability, is offered three days before and after this event. Call the Westin Central Reservations Office at (888) 627-8404 and ask for the Academic Senate group rate. 

******Please note the Westin SFO is currently sold out of rooms within our room block.*******

An addtional room block has been established at the Aloft San Francisco Airport Hotel, located at 401 E Millbrae Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030. The ASCCC group rate is $169+tax per night for singles/doubles.The rate, based on availability, is offered three days before and after this event. Please click here to reserve your room at the ASCCC group rate or call the Aloft Reservations Office at (888) 716-8143 and ask for the Academic Senate group rate.

Below is a list of nearby hotels. Please note that a room block has not been established at the other listed hotels, however, they may be able to offer the state rate if available.

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

Just minutes from downtown San Francisco and Silicon Valley, you have three airport to choose from (San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland) and the hotel offers easy transportation via an airport shuttle bus. Guests flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO)—just one mile north of the hotel—will find transportation in the area to be incredibly easy. A complimentary shuttle service will bring you to the Westin door within minutes. From here, you can walk to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Caltrain station, or hail a taxi to transport you to downtown San Francisco. Click here to view transportation options to the Westin San Francisco Airport.

If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location.

PARKING

All ASCCC registrants will receive discounted parking at $10.00 per day with in and out parking privilages at the Westin San Francisco Airport while attending Session. For day drivers, notify ASCCC Staff when you pick-up your Session materials that you are parking your car and we will provide you instructions on what to do when departing the hotel. For ASCCC guests staying at the hotel, please advise the Front Desk upon check-in that you are overnight self-parking to receive validation that will give you the discounted in and out privileges for the entire stay.

INTERNET

Hotel guests will enjoy complementary WiFi in their sleeping rooms. All other attendees can access the WiFi in the hotel’s main lobb.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
New Delegate Information Session April 9, 2015 - 8:00am
Workforce Task Force Panel April 9, 2015 - 8:30am
Challenging Convention: Faculty Design and Implementation of Alternative Courses to Meet Math Requirements April 9, 2015 - 10:00am
What Can the Senate Do For You? April 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Online Education Hot Topics April 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Student Education Planning Tools: Colleges Solutions and State Initiative April 9, 2015 - 10:00am
AB 86 Final Legislative Report and Future Planning April 9, 2015 - 10:00am
State of the Senate April 9, 2015 - 11:30am
Common Assessment Initiative Update April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Free or Low Cost Textbooks April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Dual Enrollment: Increasing Pathways to College for High School Students April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Institutional Effectiveness Initiative and the Student Success Center April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Walking in the Dark: the Plight of first Generation Students April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
10+1 Ways to Decrease Pressure Between Academic Senates and Curriculum Committees April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Community College Baccalaureate Degree April 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
The Online Education Initiative: An Update April 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
Including Part-Time Faculty April 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
Bylaws, Rules, and Periodic Review - Updates from Standards and Practices April 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
Noncredit Curriculum in the Age of Equalization April 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
The College Community: Bringing the Entire Institution Together April 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
The Pressure of Completion: Alternative Forms of College Credit April 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
Campus Safety and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act April 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
The Pressure Cooker of Equivalencies and Eminence April 10, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Shifting Landscape of Faculty Professional Development April 10, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Pressure and Impact of Change: Course Repetition Yet Again April 20, 2015 - 3:45pm

Resources

Program

PDF icon Session-Program-Spring-2015-Final.pdf

Click on a day to review program for that day.

Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11

Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.  Registration/Delegate Sign In

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Candidate Information Session/New Delegate Information Session

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. FIRST GENERAL SESSION:  Workforce Task Force Panel

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FIRST BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Follow up to Workforce Task Force Session
  2. AB86 Final Legislative Report and Future Planning
  3. Education Planning Update and Tools
  4. Challenging Convention: Faculty Design and Implementation of Alternative Courses to Meet Math Requirements
  5. Online Education Hot Topics
  6. What Can the Senate Do For You?

11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. SECOND GENERAL SESSION

Lunch, Welcome, Call to Order, Adoption of the Procedures

Award Presentation: Regina Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award

State of the Senate

Foundation Presentations

Election Nominations

Resolution Presentations

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Break

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Institutional Effectiveness Initiative and the Student Success Center
  2. Walking in the Dark: the Plight of First Generation Students
  3. 10+1 Ways to Decrease Pressure Between Academic Senates and Curriculum Committees
  4. Common Assessment Initiative Update
  5. Dual Enrollment: Increasing Pathways to College for High School Students
  6. Free or Low Cost Textbooks

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. THIRD BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. The Community College Baccalaureate Degree
  2. Legislative and Advocacy
  3. The Online Education Initiative: An Update
  4. The Community Colleges Budget
  5. Dealing with Increasing Pressure on Student Support Services
  6. Including Part-Time Faculty

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Resolution Writing

6:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Candidate Orientation

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. President’s Reception

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Caucus Meetings

Friday, April 10, 2015

7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Registration/Delegate Sign In

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. THIRD GENERAL SESSION:  Election Speeches

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Area Meetings

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

Lunch and Keynote Presentation

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FOURTH BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. The Pressure of Completion: Alternative Forms of College Credit
  2. The College Community: Bringing the Entire Institution Together
  3. On the Shoulders of Giants: Piloting the New ACCJC Standards
  4. Bylaws, Rules, and Periodic Review - Updates from Standards and Practices
  5. Campus Safety and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
  6. Noncredit Curriculum in the Age of Equalization

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FIFTH BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. The Usual Update: C-ID, TMCs, ADTs, AoEs, and MCs
  2. The Pressure Cooker of Equivalencies and Eminence
  3. Planning for Cultural Competency
  4. The Shifting Landscape of Faculty Professional Development
  5. The Pressure and Impact of Change: Course Repetition Yet Again
  6. Pathways to Success: The Equity Pipeline

4:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due                

4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Resolution Amendment Discussion Breakout

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Disclipine Hearings

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Officers Candidate Forum     

6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. VIP Reception

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Foundation Dinner and Dancing

Saturday, April 11, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Final Delegate Sign In

8:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Session Continues

Resolutions