2014 Fall Plenary Session

Event Dates
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline

The Fall Plenary session will take place on November 13-15, 2014 at Irvine Marriott Hotel. Early registration is open now through October 29, 2014. The theme of this session is "Calling all Voices". 

Watch video presentations from the Session: 

01-Welcome and Adoption Of Resolutions
02-Technology Initiatives Panel
03-State of the Senate
04-The Academic Senate Foundation Report
05-Adult Education at a Crossroads Panel Presentation
06-Title IX Presentation
07-A Status Report on Gender Equity
08-Gender Equity at Sierra College
09-Gender Equity Facing Transgender Students
Resolution - Beth Smith
Resolution - Leslie Kawaguchi

The ASCCC Fall 2014 Plenary Session will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine from November 13-15, 2014. Registration for the event is now open. Scroll down to register online. The theme of this plenary session, “Calling All Voices,” reflects both the important work being done by the Academic Senate and throughout the system regarding equity and diversity and the ASCCC’s commitment to including and honoring the many diverse and divergent voices and points of view of the faculty we represent throughout the California Community Colleges. We hope that as many of you as possible will join us in Irvine for the Fall Plenary Session.


Early Registration Deadline: October 29, 2014


Full Session Fee: $425 

The cost includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, evening reception on Thursday, session packet, and materials.

Saturday Only Fee: $245  

The cost includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, session packet, and materials.

Payment in full is required prior to attending the event. Attendees that registered before October 29th must pay before October 29th in order to secure the early registration rate. Call our office at (916) 445-4753 with questions. 


The cancellation deadline for a full refund is October 29, 2014. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here. Any request for refunds received after October 29, 2014 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, Office Manager, at (916) 445-4753 x 106 with any payment questions. 

Hotel & Travel

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612-1004
The ASCCC group rate is $132+tax per night for singles/doubles.
This rate includes guest room internet and discounted parking. Rooms must be booked before Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to secure the group rate. The rate, based on availability, is offered three days before and after this event. Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 or the hotel directly at (949) 553-0100 and ask for the Academic Senate group rate. For your convenience, an online registration link is also provided to reserve your room today. We have secured three types of rooming options to fit your needs.

Single/Double - $132 rate (+tax)/night
Triple - $152 rate (+tax)/night
Quad - $172 rate (+tax)/night
Secure your reservation at the ASCCC group rate and receive the special incentives offered to ASCCC guests today!


Our room block at the Irive Marriott is close to selling out! Below is a list of nearby hotels. Please note that a room block has not been established at the listed hotels.

Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport (0.7 miles from The Irvine Marriott Hotel)

The Courtyard Irvine Spectrum Hotel (1.2 miles from The Irvine Marriott Hotel)

The Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport-Orange County Hotel (1.3 miles from The Irvine Marriott Hotel)

The Irvine, CA Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of Orange County and just minutes from Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Guests can take advantage of world-class indoor and outdoor shopping at nearby Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. 

There are three airports close to the Irvine Marriott - John Wayne, Long Beach and LAX. For those flying into John Wayne Airport-Orange County, the Marriott's complimentary shuttle service will bring you to the Marriott door within minutes. Click here to view transportation options and driving directions to the Irvine Marriott.

Session registrants will receive a discounted rate of $8 per day at the Irvine Marriott. For day drivers, ask for parking validation daily at the Academic Senate Registration desk. For guests staying at the hotel, please advise the Front Desk staff that you are an overnight guest to receive validation that will give you in and out privileges for the entire stay. Please note that the parking structures adjacent to the hotel DO NOT honor Marriott’s parking prices. Hotel guests will enjoy complementary WiFi in their sleeping rooms. All other attendees can access the WiFi in the hotel’s main lobby.

ASCCC guests staying at the Irvine Marriott will receive complimentary high speed internet access in their guestroom.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Panel Discussion: The Technology Initiatives and Their Impact on Our Colleges
Welcome to a Brave New World
Supporting Your Students: Mental Health Services
I'm Just a Bill: The Legislative Agenda for 2015
The Online Education Initiative - Get the Latest!
It's the Students, Silly: Professional Development and Student Success
Equity and Accreditation - Using SSSP, Equity Plans, and Enrollment Management Plans in the Accreditation Process
Alternative Pathways: School to College to Career
Cultural Competency in Our Local Senates, On Campus, and the ASCCC
What's Next? An Update on C-ID, TMCs, and Messaging to Students
A Single Assessment for All
Adult Basic Education Course Development and New CDCP Funding: Hopes, Dreams, and Concerns
Academic Senate Representation and Area Structure: "You Want Me to Drive Where?"
State of the Senate
Program Review: A Statewide Conversation about Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness
Were to Go, What to Be: The Academic Senate Five Year Strategic Plan
Exploring New Possibilities for Student Success Through Noncredit
Education Planning Initiative
You Say You Want a Resolution?
Relations with Local Senates: What have You done for me Lately?
Hiring Diverse Faculty
Sacred Cows or Obstacles to Progress: Reconsidering Statutory and Regulatory Restrictions on Budget Allocation--Can We Do Better?
Update on Bylaws Revision
New Standards in Accreditation
Come Get Your Curriculum Hot Topics Before They Are Gone
Who Are You? Using Regular and Effective Contact to Ensure Academic Integrity and Student Success in Online Courses
Student Success Initiative Implementation: Goals for the CCC System
Gender Equity on Campus
The Who, What, Where, and When of Equivalency
Thriving Through Sanctions aka "Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?"
Chancellor's Office Discussion: Brown Act Compliance
Chancellor's Office Discussion: Brown Act Compliance


Disciplines List Revision Hearing Materials. Click here for CCC Confer Participant Instructions. 

  • Proposal #1

  • Proposal #2  

  • Proposal #3  

  • Proposal #A

  • Revision to Title 5:  

 Download Session Program (PDF) 


 Download Session Program (PDF) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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

8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. New Delegate Orientation

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. FIRST GENERAL SESSION
Adoption of the Procedures
Keynote:  Panel Discussion on the Three Technology Initiatives – Common Assessment, Educational Planning, and Online Education

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. BREAK

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

1.    I’m New – Now What?
2.    The Online Education Initiative
3.    Professional Development and Student Success
4.    Legislation
5.    Student Mental Health Program
6.    Equity and Accreditation:  Using Student Success and Support Program, Equity Plans, Enrollment Management Plans in the Accreditation Process

11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION

1.    Adult Basic Education Course Development and new Career Development and College Preparation  Funding: Hopes, Dreams, and Concerns
2.    Local Senates:  You want me to drive where?) 
3.    Messaging to students about the ADT’s and C-ID TMC Update 
4.    Cultural Competency in our Local Senates and On Campus 
5.    Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment/Apprenticeship  
6.     Common Assessment Initiative

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SECOND GENERAL SESSION

State of the Senate
Resolution Presentation
Keynote Panel Presentation:  Noncredit Funding Transitions

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. THIRD BREAKOUT SESSION

1.    Exploring New Possibilities for Student Success Follow-up Breakout
2.    ASCCC Strategic Planning Process 
3.    Resolutions Process Nuts and Bolts 
4.    Educational Planning Initiative 
5.    Relations with Local Senates: What have you done for me lately? 
6.    Program Review Tools 

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Caucus Meeting
4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Resolution Writing
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reception

Friday, November 14, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. FOURTH BREAKOUT SESSION

1.    Who Are You? Academic Integrity and Student Authentication in Online Courses/ Student Success in Online Education
2.    Hiring Diverse Faculty
3.    Update on ASCCC Bylaws Revision
4.    The ACCJC New Standards
5.    Come get your Curriculum Hot Topics before they are gone
6.    50% law/75/25/FON/Budgetary Restrictions

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. THIRD GENERAL SESSION
Presentation:  System Goals for California Community Colleges
Patrick Perry, Executive Vice-chancellor 

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 noon. Area Meetings

12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. FOURTH GENERAL SESSION
Resolution Presentations
General Session: Gender Equity

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. FIFTH BREAKOUT SESSION

1.    Roundtable Gender Equity Follow-up
2.    Thriving through Sanctions, “Thank you, sir may I have another?”  I have sanctions, now what?
3.    Community College System Goals--a Follow-up Conversation with Patrick Perry  
4.    Disciplines List and Equivalency
5.    Conversation with the President
6.    Chancellor’s Office Discussion: Brown Act Compliance

2:30p.m. to3:45 p.m. Resolutions Office Hours

4:00 p.m.  Resolution and Amendments Due
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Resolution Amendment Discussions
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discipline List Hearing
5:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Foundation Reception
7:00 pm  Part-time Caucus Meeting 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Final Delegate Sign In
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. FIFTH GENERAL SESSION
Resolution Voting Begins

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report


 Download Session Program (PDF)