2017 Summer Part-Time Faculty Leadership Institute

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Join us for the ASCCC's first Part-time Faculty Leadership Institute on August 3-5, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hilton Anaheim, Orange County.  In partnership with 3CSN and with support of the Chancellor's Office, we are pleased to hold this event.  We highly encourage new and experienced part-time faculty to participate in lively discussions that incorporate strategic questions and assessment while advancing professional growth. This year's event will focus on innovative pedagogy, online learning and teaching, professional development and leadership.

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Early Conference Registration Date Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017

Registration Fee: Complimentary (number of spaces are limited so register early)

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 is Monday, July 24, 2017 without penalty. 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 $100.00 cancellation fee.

  • 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 (.)

Hotel & Travel

The DoubleTree Hilton Anaheim - Orange County  located at 100 The City Drive, Orange, Ca 92868 is conveniently located near Anaheim attractions and is 10.5 from John Wayne International Airport (SNA). The DoubleTree hotel does not provide a hotel shuttle service from/to the airport.  Parking is $10.00 for self-parking and does not include valet parking.

The Doubletree Hilton is now sold out of room nights. Scholarships are no longer available for hotel rooms, but are still being accepted for airfaire, mileage, and other transportation needs. Please see a list of nearby hotels.

ALO Hotel
3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 978-9168

Ayres Hotel Orange
200 N The City Dr, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 919-7940

Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim Orange
400 N State College Blvd, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-1111



Presentation Materials


Thursday, August 3, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General Session

Welcome and Overview
Julie Bruno, ASCCC President

Hayward Award Part-time Winner Presentation
Marina Broeder, Mission College

Acronym Bingo
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Executive Committee

The California Community College System is bombarded with acronyms for nearly every aspect of what we do and how we operate. No idea is fancy enough without a catchy acronym to accompany it. Join us for a lighthearted game of acronym bingo, and perhaps, learn some new terms faculty use to stay informed.

Professional Development and Campus Engagement from the Perspective of Part-time Faculty
Caron Lieber, Part-time Faculty Committee Member
Ginni May, ASCCC Executive Committee Member

Many part-time faculty hold positions at more than one institution or work-place, which can make engaging in college activities such as professional development and college governance a difficult task. In this general session, attendees will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences and hear from other part-time faculty regarding participation in activities outside the classroom at their colleges.

5:30 p.m.        Reception – Sponsored by the ASCCC Foundation

Friday, August 4, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 am   Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  General Session: 10 + 1 Governance

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

Title 5 Regulations grant academic senates the right to be consulted in college decision-making in a number of specific areas.  This session will outline the roles, rights, and responsibilities of academic senates in college governance and will examine the areas that fall under academic senate purview.

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. How to Participate in Governance

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC North Representative
Conan McKay, Part-time Faculty Committee Member

Learning how to engage and participate at the local level can be daunting.  In this session, the presenters will test the knowledge attendees have about governance, local decision-making processes, adjunct opportunities for local and state participation, and more. Participants will interact with tablemates, explore ways to overcome participation barriers, and prepare to make their voices heard locally and statewide.

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Pedagogy: Classroom Management and Communicating with Students

Conan McKay, Part-time Committee Member, Facilitator
Jessica Cristo, East Los Angeles College
Crystal Kiekel, Pierce College
Eddie Tchertchian, Pierce College

Student engagement leads to persistence. This breakout will discuss how technology can assist faculty and students in becoming connective learners. The interactive session will include examples of flipped lesson plans, videos, online communities, and much more.

Online: OEI Tools

Madelyn Rios, Part-time Committee Member, Facilitator
Kate Jordahl, Director of Planning and Operations, OEI

This session will provide an overview of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), its mission and objectives, and the process for course adoption using the OEI rubric. Presenters will discuss the online education ecosystem with an emphasis on the connection and opportunities for part-time faculty.

Personal Professional Development: Professional Confidence and Enhancing your Teaching Skills

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC Executive Committee Member
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Executive Committee Member

Confidence is an essential quality for faculty members.  This session will examine ways to cultivate personal confidence and will discuss how this characteristic can lead to improved teaching.

Leadership:  Growth Mindset

Lakita Long, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
Mary-Jo Apigo, West Los Angeles College
Kimberly Manner, West Los Angeles College
Vicky Nesia, West Los Angeles College

In over 20 years of research, Dr. Carol Dweck and a long list of colleagues have identified fixed and growth mindsets, which are two contrasting approaches on how individuals think about, and behave in the world. Several studies have demonstrated that successful interventions can change people’s mindsets and improve success. This session presents strategies and resources to create and cultivate a growth mindset that can change the way people view challenges, effort, obstacles, and criticism.

10+1 Participatory Governance Follow Up Breakout

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

In this session, the ASCCC leadership will be available to engage attendees in further discussion of academic senate purview and governance roles.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  General Session:  Interview Panel

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President, Facilitator
Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director
Michelle Grimes-Hillman, Long Beach City College
Ginni May, ASCCC Executive Committee Member
David Morse, ASCCC Past President
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

This session will begin with a mock interview in which a part-time faculty member seeks a full-time position. After the interview, the panelists will critique the applicant’s performance and offer further advice on interviewing skills.

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Coffee Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session

Pedagogy: Innovative Classroom Strategies

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director, Facilitator
Jessica Cristo, East Los Angeles College
Deborah Harrington, Los Angeles Community College District
Arnita Porter, West Los Angeles College

First impressions are important, especially for students.  This session will present student centered strategies that will engage your students from the minute they register for your class. The interactive session will include examples of syllabus redesign, teaching philosophy, and welcome videos. These practices have been a part of the Faculty Teaching Learning Academy at the Los Angeles Community College District since 2008 and are part of the 3CSN network.

Online: Online Learning and Teaching

Madelyn Rios, Part-time Committee Member, Facilitator
Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC Executive Committee Member

Online course options provide flexibility for busy students while also allowing part-time faculty to expand their employment options. This session will present resources the California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI) has available for faculty and students and discuss common practices for student engagement, equity, and student success in online classes.

Personal Professional Development: Applying and Interviewing for Full-time Positions—Understanding and Navigating the Process

Don Hopkins, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
Gene Durand, Associate VP of Human Resources, Long Beach City College
David Morse, ASCCC Past President

The application and interview process for full-time faculty positions can be confusing. This session will examine that process from beginning to end and from a variety of perspectives, including human resource offices, hiring committee members, and department chairs or other faculty leaders.  The presenters will offer important information that potential interviewees need to know as well as guidance and tips on completing an application, preparing to interview, and what one should or should not do during an interview session.

Leadership: Initiatives

Kyle Hull, Gavilan College, Facilitator
Crystal Kiekel, Pierce College
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Executive Committee

With each passing year, new initiatives are being crafted for community colleges. This session invites attendees to learn about and engage more deeply with the numerous initiatives that are currently active.  This session will prepare attendees to become more active on their campuses and within the California Community College System.

Review of Vitae and Teaching Philosophy

Ginni May, ASCCC Executive Committee
Mary-Jo Apigo, West Los Angeles College
Vicky Nesia, West Los Angeles College

Attendees will bring their vitae and teaching philosophy to this breakout to receive feedback from faculty leaders who regularly participate in the hiring process.

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session

Pedagogy: Appreciative Inquiry

Craig Rutan, ASCCC Executive Committee, Facilitator
Kyle Hull, Gavilan College
Kimberly Manner, West Los Angeles College
Rebecca Moon-Stone, Riverside City College

This session provides an introduction to appreciative inquiry, which is a strengths-based, inquiry-focused learning framework. Participants will have the opportunity to share classroom activities with one another and design or rethink an assignment with an appreciative lens. The session will be interactive.

Online: Canvas 101

Conan McKay, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
Michelle Pilati, ASCCC Past President

Interest in online education is at an all-time high as colleges move to implement Canvas as their new course management system. Canvas was adopted by the OEI, in part, because of its ease of use for students and faculty alike. This breakout will introduce you to the use of Canvas and provide you with simple tips for developing accessible pages within Canvas.

Personal Professional Development: Navigating the College Culture

Don Hopkins, Part-time Faculty Leadership Committee
Lakita Long, Part-time Faculty Leadership Committee
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

Each college and district has its own local culture. Part-time faculty who teach in multiple locations are often confronted with the task of participating in multiple cultures at the same time, and understanding the differences among college cultures can be important when one is applying for full-time positions. This session will examine aspects of local college cultures and ways part-time faculty can understand and fit into them.

Leadership: Relationships with Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Caron Lieber, Part-time Faculty Committee, Facilitator
Ginni May, ASCCC Executive Committee Member
David Morse, ASCCC Past President
Rajen Vurdien, President, Pasadena City College

Relationships are important in nearly any profession, and they can influence the career of part-time faculty in many ways.  Interactions with colleagues, staff, and supervisors can have both positive and negative impacts on a part-time faculty member’s assignment, re-hire possibilities, references, applications for full-time positions, and other workplace opportunities.  This session will outline ways to keep relationships positive, behaviors to avoid, and suggestions for dealing with difficult workplace situations.

5:00 p.m.         Dinner on your own.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 am   Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  General Session: Statewide Initiatives and Programs

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
Deborah Harrington, 3CSN Executive Director
David Morse, ASCCC Past President
Craig Rutan, ASCCC Executive Committee

In the past few years, California community colleges implemented a number of legislative programs and initiatives that have significantly shaped how we serve our students including student success and support, basic skills, college promise, common assessment, student equity, online education, and educational planning, to name a few.  Most recently, the legislature funded the Guided Pathways Program intended to provide the overarching framework necessary to not only integrate these programs and initiatives but also to fundamentally change the way we serve students on our campuses and within our system by building on the effective practices already occurring on our colleges.  In this presentation, faculty leaders will provide background information about the changes in how California community colleges currently provide instruction.

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session

Pedagogy: Building Equity-minded Classrooms

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC Executive Committee Member, Facilitator
Paula Brown, L.A. Harbor College
Jessica Cristo, East Los Angeles College
Arnita Porter, West Los Angeles College

All faculty are striving to create equitable learning experiences for their students. Come to this session to learn about strategies that can help identify classroom and college needs and support students in their work using culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies.

Online: Canvas Advanced

Conan McKay, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
Jayme Johnson, OEI Director of Accessibility and User Experience

More and more faculty are looking to teach online as colleges move to implement Canvas as their sole course management system.  Many colleges struggle with ensuring that all online instruction is accessible. This session will help you to determine if your course is accessible and what practical steps you can take towards ensuring accessibility for all. 

Personal Professional Development: Other Opportunities Available for Part-time Faculty

Madelyn Rios, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
Ginni May, ASCCC Executive Committee

Professional development opportunities exist for all faculty in venues college-, district-, state-, and even nation-wide and beyond. Yet, part-time faculty can have difficulty locating and navigating these opportunities. This breakout presentation will include an overview of requirements regarding professional development along with examples of where to find professional development opportunities, recommendations about how to seek support to participate in such opportunities, and time for discussion and questions.

Leadership: Critical Conversations

Lakita Long, Part-time Faculty Leadership Committee, Facilitator
Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
John Stanskas, ASCCC President

As leaders, we frequently find ourselves in critical and challenging conversations. Although we may appreciate the importance of having rigorous, balanced, and effective conversations about difficult subjects, it is also important to recognize that defensive tendencies and strong emotions can hinder such conversations, affecting not only the integrity of the decision-making process but also the health of the relationship. Navigating these types of conversations is difficult and frequently requires a specific skill set. Come to this breakout to learn strategies for how to engage in critical conversations with confidence.  

ASCCC Professional Development College – What’s in it for You?

Julie Adams, ASCCC Executive Director
Michelle Pilati, ASCCC Past President 

ASCCC’s Professional Development College (PDC) was established in the Fall of 2012 as a resource to assist faculty and other college personnel in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become strong academic leaders for their colleges and districts as well as for the California Community College System. This session will introduce attendees to the PDC and provide them with a first look at a new resource developed exclusively for part-time faculty and faculty new to the California community colleges. Please join us to learn about what the PDC has to offer and to share what you would like to see the PDC provide.

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.  General Session: Conclusion and Evaluation

Caron Lieber, Part-time Faculty Committee Member, Facilitator
John Stanskas, ASCCC Vice President

Where do we go from here? What worked, what are some takeaways, and will attendees keep engaged over the coming year? In this general session, attendees will have an opportunity to share their experience of what worked, what did not, and what the takeaways are from this first Part-time Institute. To stay engaged and keep the momentum going, attendees will set six-month and one year goals, which will be mailed back to them in six months and one year.