2017 Spring Plenary Session

Spring Session 2017
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 2017 Spring Plenary Session will be taking place at San Mateo Marriot, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 on April 20 - 22, 2017.

ACADEMIC SENATE FOUNDATION SPRING FLING 2017 HELD AT THE SAN MATEO MARRIOTT

It’s time to get ready for the Academic Senate Foundation's 4th Annual Spring Fling and Fundraiser at the Spring Plenary Session. This year, the plenary session is being held in San Mateo.  The Spring Fling will take place on Friday evening, April 21 at the San Mateo Marriott. There will be food, drinks, dancing, and of course a fun time with your colleagues. In addition we will be holding a raffle 
 
What can you do to help the Academic Senate Foundation?
  • Purchase a ticket or VIP Booth for the Spring Fling
  • Invite your CEO, CIO, CSSO to purchase a VIP Booth and host a team from your college or district
  • Ask your colleagues (faculty, administration, and staff) to donate items for the Raffle. Examples include: artwork such as paintings, sculpture, jewelry, drawings, ceramics, books: wines, beers and spirits; tickets to professional sports; tickets to performances such as theatre, symphony, comedy club, ballet, etc.; stays at vacation home, resorts, condos, hotels; items to contribute to a gift basket such as soaps, candles, cosmetics, toys, games, cooking items, etc.; jewelry; new electronic devices. Click here to view the donation items.

Our Sponsors

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Registration

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 26, 2017

Early Registration: $530

Early Registration Includes Spring Fling Ticket: $680.00

Late Registration: $580 - Starts March 27, 2017

Late Registration IncludeS Spring Fling Ticket: $730.00 - Starts March 27, 2017

Spring Fling Ticket: $150

Spring Fling VIP Tables: $1,500

1 Day Presenter Registration: $110

2 Day Presenter Registration: $215

Saturday Only Registration: $195

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card.  If you are choosing the check payment option, please select other payment options on the form at the bottom right.

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FAQs

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

Please make sure to revisit the eventbrite webpage to transfer your registration per the website instructions.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events [at] asccc.org on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $175 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration and room if applicable to the event. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Unpaid balances owed to the Academic Senate must be paid off before an attendee can register for a future event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, All attendee registrations must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Senate Office directly with a written notification at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

 

Hotel & Travel

HOTEL INFORMATION

Please note that you must make hotel reservations separate from the event registration process. Registration confirmation for the event does note guarantee a hotel room reservation.

2017 Spring Plenary will be taking place at San Mateo Marriot, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402.

Please use this reservation link your guests can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for ASCCC SPRING PLENARY SESSION

If the online reservation system says that there are not rooms available, it simply means that we don't have the availability within our group block.  However, the hotel should still have availability outside of the room block. Please phone the reservation number below to make your reservations.

·Rooms are limited and will sell out.  Please make your hotel reservation early.

Room Rates: $195 

Included: Free guest room internet and discounted self-parking at $5 per car.

Please contact Patti Hughes - Academic Senate Event Planner at 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns. patti [at] asccc.org

SAN MATEO MARRIOTT IS SOLD OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017 ONLY.

ALTERNATIVE HOTELS CLOSE TO THE SAN MATEO MARRIOTT FOR THE NIGHT OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017.

Courtyard by Marriott Foster City
550 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 377-0600
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/sfofc-courtyard-san-mateo-fo...

Residence Inn San Francisco Airport/San Mateo
2000 Winward Way
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 574-4700
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfosm-residence-inn-san-francisco-...

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
New Delegate Information and Resolution Writing: The Essentials April 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Panel Discussion: Curriculum April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
The Common Assessment: What to Expect in the Next Six Months and Beyond April 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Professional Development April 20, 2017 - 10:00am
The Power of the Pen: Local Resolutions and How to Use Them April 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Panel Discussion: Creating Spaces for Student Support and Engagement April 20, 2017 - 11:30am
The Latest News Surrounding Accreditation April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Protecting and Supporting DACA Students April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Strong Workforce Program Local Share Plans: What Senate Leaders Need to Know April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Periodic Review Report April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Curriculum and Apprenticeships April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Educational Program Development, AB 1985, and the QRTF: What Are They, What Has Been Done, and What’s Next? April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Legislative Update April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Minimum Qualifications: An Update from the CTE Minimum Qualifications Task Force April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Facilitating Civil Dialog in the Face of Change April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Keeping Your Senate Engaged Under a Barrage of Initiatives April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) and You! April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Legislative Update April 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Update about the Strategic Enrollment Management ASK April 21, 2017 - 3:45am
State of the Senate April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Keynote Presentation: California Forward April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
REV IT UP Reentry Education Venture Instructional Training for Underserved Populations April 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
Strong Workforce Program: Update April 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
Continuing the Conversation: Using Disaggregated SLO Data to Improve Teaching and Learning April 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
The Disciplines List – What Works and What Could Be Improved April 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
Hot Topics: Online Education April 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
Working Together: Human Resources Staff and Faculty for Faculty Hiring Success April 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
Dual Enrollment – Where Are We Now? April 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
Updates and Dialog in Basic Skills and Noncredit April 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
Statewide Awards: Recognizing the Excellence of our Colleagues April 21, 2017 - 3:45pm

Resources

Program

SPRING PROGRAM (PDF)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration/Delegate Sign In

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

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  New Delegate Information and Resolution Writing: The Essentials

Randy Beach, ASCCC Resolutions Committee Chair

This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of all aspects of the resolutions process,
from where resolutions originate to specific style requirements. Also discussed will be the requirements for delegates at the session, the process by which resolutions are brought forth at a plenary session, and the voting process used on the final day of plenary.

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Candidate Information Session
Dan Crump, ASCCC Elections Chair

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Consultation Council

The Consultation Council developed its current form in response to changes in the governance system of the California community colleges including those mandated by AB 1725 (Vasconcellos, 1988). It meets on a monthly basis and serves as a mechanism for system input to the chancellor on state-level issues, particularly those that will come before the Board of Governors. The council has 18 members representing a wide variety of constituent groups, from classified staff to chief executive officers and other administrative groups to trustees to students, and includes six faculty representatives: two from the Academic Senate and one each from CTA/CCA, CCC/CFT, CCCI, and FACCC. The Academic Senate has a special role in system governance, taking the lead to develop recommendations on academic and professional matters.

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  FIRST GENERAL SESSION

Welcome and Call to Order, Julie Bruno, President
Adoption of the Procedures, John Stanskas, Vice President

Panel Discussion:  Curriculum
Dolores Davison, ASCCC Secretary and Curriculum Committee Chair
Jackie Escajeda, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chancellor’s Office
Virginia Guleff, Vice President of Instruction, Butte College
Pam Walker, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Chancellor’s Office

Over the past three years, collaborative efforts involving the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the ASCCC, and the Chief Instructional Officers’ Board have led to changes in curriculum processes at the local, regional, and state level. This panel will provide an overview of the changes taking place around the state, both at local colleges and at the Chancellor’s Office, that will enable our colleges to be more efficient and streamlined in the approval and submission of curriculum.

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

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

The Common Assessment: What to Expect in the Next Six Months and Beyond

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC North Representative
Jennifer Coleman, Statewide Program Director, Common Assessment Initiative
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Area D Representative

When the California Community College common assessment was delayed in August of 2016, many feared that the project would never be completed. Since that time, work has continued on the common assessment and the Chancellor’s Office has announced that the first version will be released in Fall 2017. This session will outline what will be included in the initial release and what will still be under development. Please join us for an update on the progress of the common assessment and what it will mean for our students and colleges.

The Power of the Pen: Local Resolutions and How to Use Them

Randy Beach, ASCCC Resolutions Committee Chair
Rebecca Eikey, College of the Canyons
Donna Greene, College of the Desert
Ginni May, ASCCC North Representative
Carrie Roberson, Butte College
Eric Thompson, Santa Rosa Junior College

Resolutions can be an effective way to encourage and facilitate civil discourse at your college. However, local senate leaders may often feel confused about the use of resolutions at the local level for doing business and taking action. In this breakout, members of the ASCCC Resolutions Committee will delve into the questions of when to write a resolution at your local senate and what the process and outcomes may look like.

Diversity in Hiring

Adrienne Foster, ASCCC Area C Representative
David Morse, ASCCC Past President

A campus of inclusiveness and diversity is what all community colleges hope for. However, improving the diversity of our faculty can be challenging. Join us and take away tested and effective strategies for improving your campus efforts to create inclusive spaces for all. Presenters will discuss recommendations for writing job descriptions, nurturing part-time faculty, and creating interview questions that result in a more diverse pool of faculty applicants, the hiring of culturally competent faculty, and ways to encourage and develop a greater sense of inclusion and cultural competence for all members of the college community.

Plenary Session 101:  I'm New and Now What? 
Synergy 4/Mezzanine Level

Anna Bruzzese, Los Angeles Pierce College
Sam Foster, ASCCC South Representative
Julie Oliver, Cosumnes River College

If you are new to plenary or a first-time delegate, this session is a great place to start. Academic Senate representatives are here to answer your questions and provide information that will empower you as you navigate the plenary session. You will learn more about the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the resources available to you, including how to navigate the ASCCC website and the Local Senates Handbook. Presenters will review some of the frequently used acronyms, the resolutions process, and how the elections work. Join us in this interactive session and soon you will feel empowered to debate resolutions and discuss issues like a pro.

Professional Development

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director
Michelle Pilati, ASCCC Past President
Cleavon Smith, ASCCC Area B Representative

Currently, faculty have many options for professional development because of the equity and Student Success and Support Programs funds. Nearly every professional group in California, including the ASCCC, is offering conferences and events on a variety of topics. With this influx of resources and conferences, faculty are still challenged to find the time to get away from campus to participate in professional development. Come to this breakout session to learn about professional development that does not require time away from the classroom or campus as well as to assist the ASCCC in developing its own Professional Development College with topics of relevance for faculty.

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

Elections Nominations, Dan Crump, ASCCC Elections Chair
Resolution Presentations

Panel Discussion:  Creating Spaces for Student Support and Engagement

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President, Facilitator
Yamonte Cooper, El Camino College
Steven Deineh, Mira Costa, LGBTQIA Program
Jennifer Kattman, Sierra College, RISE Program

As educators, we know that a student’s educational experience is affected by how much he or she feels connected to the college community both inside and outside the classroom. Many colleges assist students by providing the welcoming spaces students need not only to succeed academically but also to thrive and grow as individuals. This panel presentation and discussion will highlight successful programs that have created supportive spaces for students to engage with others and build community on college campuses.

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Break

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

Educational Program Development, AB 1985, and the QRTF: What Are They, What Has Been Done, and What’s Next?

Randy Beach, ASCCC South Representative
Ginni May, ASCCC North Representative

Participants will be updated about the latest work of the ASCCC Educational Policies Committee and will have an opportunity to join their colleagues in an informed discussion on what lies ahead. Topics will include the state of the paper Effective Practices for Educational Program Development (Resolution 9.02 S16), Advanced Placement Examination General Education Credit Policy (AB 1985, Williams, 2016), and the Academic Senate of the California State University Quantitative Reasoning Task Force Report and Recommendations (Resolution 15.01 F16).

The Latest News Surrounding Accreditation

Sam Foster, ASCCC South Representative
David Morse, ASCCC Past President
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Area D Representative and Accreditation Committee Chair

The approval of the Accreditation Task Force Report by the Board of Governors and the creation of the accreditation work groups by the Chief Executive Officers created many questions about the future of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and accreditation for the California community colleges. Please join us for an update on the work of the accreditation workgroups, the results of the hearing at National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), and what might be on the horizon for accreditation in the future.

Protecting and Supporting DACA Students

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
Jake Knapp, Acting General Counsel, Chancellor’s Office
 
For the past several months, potential changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and actual changes to federal immigration policies have caused significant concerns for our students’ welfare and their educational opportunities. The Chancellor’s Office has disseminated information, strategies, and resources to support students, educators, and colleges as they struggle with the real and perceived impact of these policy changes. Although future actions by the federal government remain unpredictable, we must continue to ensure DACA students’ access to education. In this session, Acting General Counsel Knapp will provide an update on Chancellor’s Office activities, new federal policies impacting DACA students and our colleges, and strategies that we may employ to protect and support our students in this time of uncertainty.

Periodic Review

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director, Facilitator
ASCCC Periodic Review Committee Members

In Fall 2016, the ASCCC conducted a periodic self-review to assess its operations, processes, policies, and programs. Ten faculty participants were selected at random from lists of attendees at past plenary sessions, other events, and committees to conduct this review. The established process for the periodic review was shared at the Fall 2016 Plenary Session with attendees. Join members of the Periodic Review Committee as they report on their findings at this breakout session.

Curriculum and Apprenticeships

Dolores Davison, ASCCC Secretary and Curriculum Committee Chair
John Freitas, ASCCC Treasurer and Standards and Practices Chair
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

Apprenticeship programs have increasingly garnered more attention from both the state and national government as viable mechanisms to provide paid workforce experience to students while they complete a program of study. Curriculum design and review plays an important role in the development of apprenticeship programs that meet both the needs of industry and the needs of colleges as we work together to best serve students. ASCCC adopted resolution 7.01 F16 specifically calls for information regarding apprenticeship programs. This breakout will offer the opportunity to dialog regarding effective practices for community colleges supporting rigorous and appropriate apprenticeship programs for students.

Strong Workforce Program Local Share Plans:  What Senate Leaders Need to Know

Katie Krolikowski, Contra Costa College
Toni Parsons, San Diego Mesa College
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, ASCCC At-large Representative and CTE Leadership Committee Chair

Of the $200 million in Strong Workforce Program funding, 60% is allocated to colleges to invest in coordinated efforts to increase career technical education enrollments and to improve the quality of CTE programs. This session will provide an overview of local planning efforts, regional structures, and the important role senate leaders should play in ensuring that this process is faculty-driven.

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

Minimum Qualifications: An Update from the CTE Minimum Qualifications Task Force

John Freitas, ASCCC Treasurer and Standards and Practices Chair
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, ASCCC At Large Representative
LeBaron Woodyard, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chancellor’s Office

The Chancellor’s Office Career Technical Education (CTE) Minimum Qualifications Task Force was established in Fall 2016 to address the Strong Workforce Task Force Recommendations regarding recruiting and hiring industry experts for CTE faculty positions. This breakout will provide an update on the work of this task force and will include a discussion of potential next steps in the efforts to increase the numbers of industry experts teaching in our CTE programs.

Facilitating Civil Dialog in the Face of Change

David Morse, ASCCC Past President, Facilitator
Mandy Liang, City College of San Francisco
Marty Ramey, Mt. San Antonio College

Colleges are often challenged to balance the goal of creating inclusive environments with uncertain and changing political and resource landscapes. Colleges need strategies to promote cultural competency among faculty, staff, and students when sands begin to shift. In this breakout, presenters will discuss the goals and characteristics of these types of activities and offer examples of strategies participants can adapt locally.

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative and You

Ginni May, ASCCC North Representative
Wheeler North, San Diego Miramar College
Michelle Pilati, ASCCC Past President

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is now in its third year of existence, and much work has been done. Participants will receive a brief overview of the IEPI, details on the Professional Learning Network and the Applied Solution Kits, and information on how faculty can and should be involved.

Follow Up to the Curriculum Streamlining Panel

Dolores Davison, ASCCC Secretary and Curriculum Committee Chair
Jackie Escajeda, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chancellor’s Office
Virginia Guleff, Vice President of Instruction, Butte College, CCCCIOs
Pam Walker, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Chancellor’s Office

In the morning general session on curriculum, panelists discussed the many changes taking place around curricular processes at the state and regional levels. This breakout is intended for attendees who are curious about what their colleges can do to streamline local curricular processes or are interested in finding out more about the efforts going on at the state and regional levels. The session will present an opportunity to ask additional questions that were not answered in the general session.

Legislative Update

Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, College of the Canyons
Lee Gordon, Orange Coast College
Cynthia Reiss, West Valley College
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice-President and Legislative and Advocacy Committee Chair

The new term of the California Legislature began in December, and legislators wasted no time in generating 170 bills that could impact the California community colleges. Join us for a look at the bills that are most related to the academic and professional matters important to academic senates.

Keeping Your Senate Engaged Under a Barrage of Initiatives

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC North Representative
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Area D Representative

As the California economy has improved, a seemingly constant and increasing stream of new initiatives has been directed to colleges from the legislature and governor: the Basic Skills Initiative, the Common Assessment Initiative, the Education Planning Initiative, the Online Education Initiative, the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, the Strong Work Force Program, and others. With all of the work that local senates must deal with, many senate leaders have felt the urge to throw up their hands in fatigue and frustration. Join us for a discussion of the challenges and benefits that have come with addressing the new opportunities provided by current initiatives as well as dialog about strategies to keep local senates engaged with future initiatives.

4:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due

All new resolutions or amendments must be submitted electronically via an email attachment sent to resolutions [at] asccc.org. A signature page with the title of the amendment or resolution, contact name and information, and four signatures from voting delegates must be turned in to the registration desk or any Executive Committee or Resolutions Committee Member.

4:45 p.m.  to 5:45 p.m.  We Want You!

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director
Sam Foster, ASCCC South Representative and Relations with Local Senates Committee Chair

If you have ever considered service to our students beyond your college, then participating on a state-level advisory group, task force, or committee might be an opportunity to expand your experience. The ASCCC depends on the faculty volunteers that it appoints to serve on statewide bodies to help us represent the faculty voice, but state-level service also benefits the volunteers themselves and their colleges. If you are curious about time commitments, responsibilities, and available committees, join us to find out how to become more involved at the state level and to hear some ways your college might support you in such activities.

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Submitting Resolutions and Amendments—Mandatory for Contacts

ASCCC Resolutions Committee Members

This session is mandatory for attendees who have submitted a resolution or amendment at the plenary session. The contact or designee for the submitted resolution or amendment must attend this meeting in order for the Resolutions Committee to consider adding it to the packet for the following day.

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

Dan Crump, ASCCC Elections Chair

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

The time noted is reserved for caucus meetings or for those interested in forming a caucus. The rooms listed above are available on a first come, first served basis. The caucus meeting schedule will be posted at the registration table. If you would like to request a meeting room, please visit the registration table.

Friday, April 21, 2017

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 

Elections Speeches
Dan Crump, ASCCC Elections Chair
Foundation Report
Ginni May, ASCCC Foundation President

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

State of the Senate, Julie Bruno, ASCCC President

Keynote Presentation: Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California
Dr. Manuel Pastor will share with senate leaders how his research suggests that while developing programs responsive to the changing economic landscape, the faculty of the California community colleges must also vigorously champion leadership development, curriculum, and programs in order to support the political agency of the state’s most loyal residents.

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

The Disciplines List – What Works and What Could Be Improved

John Freitas, ASCCC Treasurer and Standards and Practices Committee Chair
Sam Foster, ASCCC South Representative
Eric Narveson, Evergreen Valley College
Stacey Searl-Chapin, Mt. San Jacinto College

The Disciplines List was established following the passage of AB 1725 (1988, Vasconcellos), with the ASCCC given the responsibility for leading the process for revising it. Over time, changes to the Disciplines List Revision Process have taken place, but the constant evolution of degree names at four-year institutions and of career and technical education may require consideration of more significant changes to the way the Disciplines List is revised. Come and join the discussion about what works well with the Disciplines list and the revision process and what could be improved to better serve the needs of our colleges and students.

Feeling Overwhelmed Yet? Surviving Your Senate Presidency

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

A senate presidency can be many things: exhilarating, challenging, troubling, annoying, and sometimes overwhelming. With so much to do and accomplish, most senate presidents are pulled in multiple directions with little or no time to stop, reflect, and take stock of where they are and where they want to go. This session will draw on the collective wisdom of new and seasoned senate leaders to provide strategies to tackle many of the issues senate presidents deal with today. Join us for a lively discussion and bring your worst-case scenarios and most hopeful dreams.

Strong Workforce Program Update

Katie Krolikowski, Contra Costa College
Chad Lewis, Lassen College
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, At-large Representative and CTE Leadership Committee Chair

This session will provide an overview of the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), including the role of CTE Liaisons, how local and regional budget allocations will be determined moving forward, and the vital role faculty leaders should play in ensuring the primacy of faculty in program development. This breakout session is not just for CTE faculty but instead for faculty senate leaders who will be required to ensure that the SWP funds on their college are used to enhance their CTE programs.

Continuing the Conversation: Using Disaggregated SLO Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

Randy Beach, ASCCC South Representative
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Area D Representative and Accreditation and Assessment Committee Chair

Standard I.B.6 requiring the use of disaggregated student learning outcomes data in program planning has caused much a great deal of consternation since the 2014 release of the revised Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Standards. In response to ASCCC resolution 2.01 S15, the Accreditation and Assessment Committee began working with the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges in Spring 2016, funded by the Academic Senate Foundation, to review available research on the practice of disaggregating student learning outcomes data and the viability of student learning outcomes assessment to make planning decisions. Attendees of this breakout will learn about the workgroup’s research, including the opinions of the researchers and their general thoughts as part of the ongoing conversation related to outcomes assessment.

Follow Up to Keynote Presentation

Dan Crump, American River College, Facilitator
Cleavon Smith, ASCCC Area B Representative
Manuel Pastor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, USC

This session is a follow up conversation with Dr. Manuel Pastor about his research and how changes in local curriculum and programs can support civic engagement and political discourse. Participants are encouraged to bring specific challenges encountered in the classroom as a result of today’s political climate.

Creating a Path to Success: Inmate Education and Formerly Incarcerated Students

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director, Facilitator
Don Hopkins, Folsom Lake College
Morice Mabry, Folsom Lake College
B. J. Snowden, Dean, Folsom Lake College

This workshop will explore from the state and college levels how community colleges can build their capacity for creating educational programs for incarcerated and formally incarcerated students. Participants will examine current legislation, pilot programs, and future funding opportunities and will discuss challenges and recommendations to ensure high quality and impactful programs. Other topics will include policy hurdles and how the state’s existing structures can bring education and criminal justice together through educational programs.

2:30 p.m.  Urgent Resolutions and Amendments Due

Resolutions submitted as urgent and amendments to previously published resolutions must be submitted electronically via an email attachment to resolutions [at] asccc.org. A signature page with the title of the amendment or resolution, contact name and information, and four signatures from voting delegates must be turned in to the registration desk or any Executive Committee or Resolutions Committee member.

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

Statewide Awards: Recognizing the Excellence of our Colleagues

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director
John Freitas, ASCCC Treasurer and Standards and Practices Committee Chair
Stacey Searl-Chapin, Mt. San Jacinto College

Faculty can experience no greater honor than to be recognized by peers for excellence in their profession. From the Exemplary Programs Award to the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award, the California Community College System and the ASCCC offer several opportunities for statewide recognition of the excellence of faculty and educational programs. However, such recognition is not possible without nominations from local senates. Come to this breakout presentation to learn more about the different statewide awards, to discuss what local senates can do expand opportunities for statewide recognition of faculty and programs, and to gain insight about what constitutes a successful application.

Hot Topics: Online Education

Stephanie Curry, Reedley College
Conan McKay, ASCCC At-Large Representative and Online Education Committee Chair
LaTonya Parker, Moreno Valley College
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, ASCCC At Large Representative

Online education classes are designed and expected to be equivalent to face-to-face classes, including assessment and accessibility. However, online classes are facing greater scrutiny by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) as visiting teams are applying more attention to regular and effective instructor contact with students. Join us for a conversation that will explore the ACCJC’s concentrated effort of evaluating online courses and other issues as colleges navigate distance education classes through accreditation and local curriculum processes.

Working Together: Successes and Challenges for Faculty and Human Resources Staff

Cleavon Smith, Area B Representative, Facilitator
Albert Moore, Associate Vice Chancellor Human Resources, West Valley-Mission District
David Morse, ASCCC Past President

Faculty and the staff in local human resources offices must work together to enact hiring practices that are both effective at hiring qualified faculty and legally compliant. In this breakout, faculty and human resources staff will discuss common challenges that arise in these relationships and recommendations for overcoming them.

Updates and Dialog in Basic Skills and Noncredit

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC North Representative
Kirsten Corbin, Dean of Basic Skills and Noncredit Curriculum, Chancellor’s Office

During this breakout session, participants will learn what is new with basic skills and integrated planning, basic skills funding formulas, and noncredit at the state level. Additionally, participants and presenters will consider local challenges and opportunities presented by integrated planning and system initiatives, noncredit needs, and ESL and basic skills definitions.

Dual Enrollment – Where Are We Now?

Dolores Davison, ASCCC Secretary
Donna Greene, College of the Desert
Michael Wyly, Solano College

With the passage of AB288 (Holden, 2015) and subsequent legislation, many colleges became interested in expanding their dual enrollment offerings as a pathway for students. While these changes were occurring, several groups, including the ASCCC and the Chancellor’s Office, participated in workgroups designed to create effective practices and work with colleges to assist in developing dual enrollment opportunities. This breakout will update participants on the status of both College and Career Access Pathways agreements (CCAP, AB 288, Holden, 2015) and non-CCAP dual enrollment programs around the state and offer advice for colleges considering jumping into dual enrollment.

Update about the Strategic Enrollment Management ASK

Jane Patton, ASCCC Past President, Facilitator
Michelle Barton, Sr. Director Planning, Research, Institutional Effectiveness, and Grants, Palomar College
Cathy Hasson, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, San Diego CCD

Under the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, a team is developing a compendium of promising strategies, resources, and tools that promote effective college and district policies and processes regarding Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM). This compendium will be available to colleges through the Applied Solution Kit (ASK) and will include resources, tools, and models on such topics as integrated marketing, outreach and transition, curriculum and scheduling, engagement and retention, enrollment data and evaluation, FTES, and funding. This breakout will summarize the results of the statewide SEM survey, the literature review, and the progress of the team as well as offer an opportunity for senate leaders to provide their input into this important resource.

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Submitting Amendments and Urgent Resolutions—Mandatory for Contacts

ASCCC Resolutions Committee Members
This session is mandatory for those attendees who have submitted an amendment or an urgent resolution at the plenary session. The contact or designee for the submitted urgent resolution or amendment must attend this meeting in order for the Resolutions Committee to consider adding it to the packet for the following day.

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

This hearing is the first in the Disciplines List process for the current revision cycle. During this session, attendees will be informed about the proposals submitted to change the Disciplines List by the authors or their designee. Delegates unsure about the Disciplines List process are encouraged to attend.

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

Come and interact with candidates for president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. This opportunity allows you to ask questions, clarify information on the candidate statements, or hear about how these individuals will continue to move the ASCCC forward in its current climate.

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

The purpose of this meeting is to entertain any urgent resolutions (see Resolution Procedures).

6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  VIP Reception

For table sponsors and their guests, a special reception will be held before dinner with champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Spring Fling 

The Academic Senate Foundation is pleased to announce the 4th annual Spring Fling Event. The Friday evening festivities include dinner with fine wine and savory delights, followed by dancing. In addition, a tiered raffle will take place throughout the entire plenary session, commencing with raffle drawings on Saturday. Winners need not be present to win. The Foundation directors look forward to seeing you at this exciting event. For more information, visit the AS Foundation table or talk to any of the AS Foundation Directors. Thank you for your generous and continued support of the Academic Senate Foundation for California Community Colleges.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast 

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

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

     Elections Begin
     Resolution Voting Begins

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet

    Treasurer Report
    Secretary Report

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

Elections and Resolution Voting continues

Resolutions

Area Meetings