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2022 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event

- The Sheraton Grand Sacramento

The Academic Senate invites you to attend the 2022 Fall Plenary Session on November 3-5, 2022, held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento! Join us this November to attend impactful breakout sessions, discuss statewide matters, vote on important Resolutions, and to network and engage with faculty across our system. Registration Information Coming Soon!

2022 Career and Noncredit Education Institute - In Person and Virtual Option

Westin South Coast Plaza

ASCCC presents the 2022 Career and Noncredit Education Institute, held at the Westin South Coast Plaza and in Pathable's Virtual Event Platform*, May 12-14, 2022

*subject to change*.

2022 Spring Plenary Session - Hybrid Event

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

ASCCC presents the 2022 Spring Plenary - Hybrid Event, held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel, Burbank, CA and in Pathable's Virtual Event Platform, April 7-9, 2022.

2022 Accreditation Institute - Virtual Event

Pathable Virtual Event Platform

ASCCC along with ACCJC presents the 2022 Accreditation Institute, February 25-26, 2022


Where: Pathable Virtual Event Platform

Virtual Registration ends February 22nd, 2022


Accreditation work is an ongoing process that is challenging at the best of times. The recent pandemic made these efforts even more daunting. No matter where your college is in the accreditation process, you are not alone! Join with a community of your peers for the 2022 Academic Senate for California Community College’s Accreditation Institute. This event is designed to build our community of support as we meet standards for continuous quality improvement.


2021 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event

Long Beach and Virtual Event Platform Pathable

The Academic Senate invites you to attend the first-ever hybrid 2021 Fall Plenary Session on November 4-6, 2021 to be held at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, and via Pathable! The theme this year is "Leading Change" Teaching, Learning, and Governance in a Hybrid World". Join us this November to attend impactful breakout sessions, discuss statewide matters, vote on important Resolutions, and network both virtually and in-person with faculty across our system. In-person registration is $580 and virtual registration is $325.

2021 Spring Plenary Session - Virtual Event

Pathable Virtual Event Platform

Information on the 2021 Spring Plenary***Dates Subject to Change***

WHEN: April 15-17, 2021

WHERE: Pathable Event Platform

Early Registration Deadline: March 15, 2021 *Rates will increase after this date*

2020 Fall Plenary Session - Virtual Event

Pathable Virtual Event Platform

Plenary graphic photo by Dr. Rachel N. Hastings, MiraCosta College:
20 in 20 is both an act of remembrance and an act of systemic resistance. It is a visual reminder of the weight of anti-Blackness and systemic racism that we are carrying into our futures. I lift these names up and call upon you to join me in developing systemic strategies of resistance. In remembering. In re-writing the narrative for Black people in America. In re-designing the structures that stunt our human relations. We must re-imagine the possibilities. We must continue to #SayTheirNames. 
 THEME: Addressing Anti-Blackness & IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism) in Academic and Professional Matters

 The ASCCC Fall 2020 Plenary Session will be held November 5-7, 2020.  ***Dates Subject to Change***

The event will take place in the virtual event platform Pathable.  All attendees will receive an email prior to the event with a unique user login.  The platform works with email as your user id, so please make sure all attendees emails are their actual emails.  If you are an admin and are registering a group of people, please make sure you are prepared with each persons unique email.  Please use chrome as your browser as it has the best functionality with the program.

Cancelled - 2020 Spring Plenary Session

Oakland Marriott City Center

March 17, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

In an attempt to flatten the curve of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Newsom ordered statewide cancellations of events of more than 250 people, and the CDC released additional guidelines suggesting that gatherings larger than 50 people be cancelled. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is heeding the guidance and have decided to postpone the Area Meetings and Spring Plenary Session until further notice. The health and wellbeing of our staff, attendees, and community comes first and we understand that many of our colleges and faculty face additional loads, as colleges transition to remote learning or make the difficult decision of closing the campus. The Academic Senate is here to support you during this time. We are currently putting together some resources to distribute to the field to help support the transitions taking place locally. 

We will be sending out communication regarding our annual spring elections in the near future.

If you haven’t already, please contact the Oakland Marriott to ensure your hotel reservation has been cancelled. The Senate Office is taking care of the refunds and will provide a message to all registered attendees on this shortly. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to me-

Take care of yourself and take care of each other,


Krystinne Mica 
Executive Director 

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
One Capitol Mall, Suite 230, Sacramento, CA 95814
916.445.4753  fax: 916.323.9867



2020 Accreditation Institute

San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Join us for a dynamic Accreditation Institute in La Jolla, CA on February 21 and 22, 2020.  As all of our colleges navigate the implementation of Guided Pathways, this institute will focus on how the work of Guided Pathways, with a foundation in equity, aligns to the accreditation standards. Guided Pathways and Accreditation both focus on improving systems and systemic assessment. There are significant changes being made at our colleges and at ACCJC that reflect our shared intent to improve our systems.  We encourage ALOs, Accreditation and Guided Pathways leads and interested faculty, staff, administration and students to attend.  Learn about how the outcomes and dialog produced through transformative Guided Pathways work can provide evidence of how colleges are meeting and/or exceeding the standards through evaluating and improving our institutions with a focus on student success.

The 2020 Accreditation Institute will be taking place at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla - La Jolla, California.

Where: Marriott La Jolla Hotel, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

When: February 21-22, 2020

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2019 Fall Plenary Session

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel


2019 Spring Plenary Session

Westin San Francisco Airport

2018 Fall Plenary Session

Irvine Marriott

2018 Spring Plenary Session

San Mateo Marriott

2018 Accreditation Institute

Wyndam Anaheim - Garden Grove

Event Date: February 23-24, 2018

Event Location: Wyndam Anaheim – Garden Grove | 12021 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

Higher education is undergoing many changes such as student placement and assessment processes, increased student services, and even consideration of a guided pathways framework. Likewise, accreditation requirements and practices are undergoing significant change. Accreditation is no longer an event that occurs once every six years to prove compliance; it is a process that requires annual consideration and broad participation to ensure that the education and services provided to our students are of high quality and value to the community and public at large. Whether your college is gathering evidence, in the process of writing an Institutional Self Evaluation Report, or preparing for a comprehensive site visit, the Academic Senate for California Community College’s Accreditation Institute will provide guidance and support. Accreditation is an opportunity to share everything that our colleges do well and to identify areas where improvement can be made. This year’s institute, while embracing change, is focused on understanding accreditation so that participants are empowered and energized to take ownership of accreditation. New this year, is a pre-session sponsored by the ACCJC. There will be two trainings: one, a new evaluator training for faculty and the other, new Accreditation Liaison Officer Training.

2017 Fall Plenary Session

Irvine Marriott

2017 Spring Plenary Session

San Mateo Marriott

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.

2017 Instructional Design and Innovation

San Jose Marriott

2017 Accreditation Institute

Napa Valley Marriott

The 2017 Accreditation Institute will take place at the Napa Valley Marriott: 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 on February 17 - 18, 2017.

2016 Fall Plenary Session

The Westin South Coast Plaza

The 2016 Fall Plenary Session will be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 from Thursday November 3, 2016 to Saturday November 5, 2016.

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2016 CTE Leadership Academy

DoubleTree Hilton - Anaheim

The Academic Senate will hold a CTE Leadership Institute on May 6-7, 2016, at the DoubleTree Hilton in Anaheim. This year will bring an intense focus on career and technical education at the federal, state, and local level. In our CCC system, the Board of Governors’ Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy recently released its recommendations.  By the time this event takes place in May, implementation conversations will be well underway and input from faculty statewide will be needed.

This event will provide CTE faculty with the opportunity to engage in key policy conversations through their interaction with representatives of the task force, by learning about the implications of policy decisions on local programs and courses, and in participating in breakout sessions to better understand the college processes including topics on leadership, curriculum design, course repetition, and effective program advocacy.

2016 Spring Plenary Session

Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Sacramento

This year, the Academic Senate will collaborate with other constituents in hosting the Spring Plenary Session, partnering with the Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIOs), the California Community College Association of Occupational Educators (CCCAOE), Chief Student Services Officers (CSSOs), the Chancellor’s Office, and other organizations to host the first Community College collaborative event Aligning Partnerships for Student Success. Today’s current higher education environment will require a close collaboration with all college constituents to address issues of common concern.  Register early to secure a slot for this event.    

2016 Accreditation Institute

Marriott Mission Valley - San Diego

2016 Instructional Design and Innovation

Riverside Convention Center

2015 Fall Plenary Session

Irvine Marriott

The Fall Plenary session will take place on November 5-7, 2015 at The Irvine Marriott Hotel. Early registration is open now through October 12, 2015. 

2015 Spring Plenary Session

Westin San Francisco Airport

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!