2020 Accreditation Institute

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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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Early Conference Registration Date Deadline: January 23, 2020

Registration Fees

Early Conference Registration Fee: $595 (January 23rd before 5:00 pm)

Late Conference Registration Fee: $645 (January 23rd after 5:00 pm)

1 Day Presenter Registration Fee: $150

2 Day Presenter Registration Fee: $200

Online registration for this event will end February 14th, 2020. All registrations after this time will be onsite only.

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card. If you are choosing the check payment option, please use the drop down menu on the registration form to select "pay by check". 


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Edie Martineli at events [at] asccc.org or phone 916-445-4753x102.

Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, however you must first cancel the first registration by emailing the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org . You will then need to register the second individual.  Should a payment transfer be necessary, we can do it at that time.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration is Friday, January 23rd, 2020 without penalty and is always posted on 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 $175.00 cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 working days (February 14) prior to the event will be billed the full amount of the conference.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed the Full  Registration Fee to you and/or your college. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.

  • 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?

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 payment transfer needs to be made, please do so in writing by emailing our events office at events [at] asccc.org (.)


Your registration submission for the event signifies your agreement to the following:

Participant/Attendee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, its officers, directors, partners, agents, and employees, from and against any and all demands, claims, damages to persons or property, losses and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by participant or attendee’s willful misconduct or negligence in connection with the provision of services or the use of the Hotel facilities, except to the extent and percentage attributable to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges or its agents’, subcontractors’, representatives’, employees’ or attendees’ willful misconduct or negligence.


Hotel & Travel


Event registration is required before you can reserve a hotel room under the ASCCC meeting room block. Your email confirmation for registration will direct you to the hotel reservations once you have completed event registration. We recommend that you make your reservation as early as possible, as space is limited and fills up quickly!


Marriott San Diego La Jolla Hotel
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

The Marriott San Diego La Jolla  is offering a special group rate of $125.00++ USD per night for single/double.  The cut-off date to reserve the special group rate is January 23rd, 2020. All reservation requests and/or changes received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Driving directions can be found here. Discounted Self-parking is $20.00 for overnight guests and $10 for those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, San Diego Airport is the closest airport to the hotel. The hotel does not provide complimentary airport shuttle transportation. Resort fees are complimentary for use of the fitness center and guests will receive complimentary wi-fi in their guest rooms.
Please contact Academic Senate Event Team at events@asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns.

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



Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla


Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine



Presentation Materials


ASCCC has gone mobile.  To get a detailed schedule or to see breakout descriptions, please email events [at] asccc.org (email ) for instructions on downloading the Accreditation Institute Mobile App!!

Types of Breakout Sessions

  1. Informative-Workshops focus on the presentation of information to attendees. These breakouts will be lecture style with the use of presentation technology such as PowerPoint
  2. Collaborative- Workshops focus on the sharing of ideas and information between presenters and attendees and among attendees
  3. Interactive- Workshops combine the lecture style of informative worships but might also have interactive collaborative activities such as small group work or think/pair/shares

Click here to download the program in PDF.

Friday, February 21, 2020

7:30 a.m. Regisration Opens

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. General Session 1
Welcome - John Stanskas, President
Ian Walton - ACCJC Commission Chair

Equity, Guided Pathways and Accreditation: A Partnership for Student Success
Sonya Christian, Bakersfield College
Stephanie Curry, ASCCC North Representative, Accreditation Committee Chair
Stephanie Droker, ACCJC Executive Vice President

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1

  1. Accreditation 101 in a Guided Pathways Framework (Standards I-IV) INTERACTIVE
  2. Instructional and Student Support Partnerships to Meet Standard II (Standard II) INTERACTIVE
  3. Distance Education and Accessibility (including US Dept. of Education Regulations) (Standard I-III) INFORMATIVE
  4. Outcomes: Driving Equity, Improvement and Innovation (Standards I and II) INTERACTIVE
  5. Equity and Facilities Planning (Standard IIIB) INFORMATIVE

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. General Session 2

Making Accreditation Student Centered through Guided Pathways
Stephanie Curry, North Representative, Accreditation Committee Chair
Virginia “Ginni” May, Treasurer, Guided Pathways Task Force Chair

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

  1. Faculty Engagement and ALO Partnership (Standards I-IV) INTERACTIVE
  2. Understanding Budget Processes and the Student-Centered Funding Formula (SCFF) in Relation to Standard III (Standard IIID ) INFORMATIVE
  3. Guided Pathways and Program Review (Standards I-IV) INTERACTIVE
  4. “Ensuring Learning, Maintaining Standards, and Practicing Equity in the Classroom Through Curricular Processes” (Standard I, II) COLLABORATIVE
  5. Sharing Our Stories and Best Practices-- Institutionalizing Accreditation Processes (Standards I-IV) COLLABORATIVE

3:00 p.m. Regisration Closes

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break

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

  1. Faculty and IR Data Partnerships: How to Tell Your Story (Standards I-IV) INTERACTIVE
  2. Accreditation Challenges and Opportunities in a Multi-College District (Standard IVD) INFORMATIVE
  3. Human Resources Standards and their Impact on Equity and Faculty Diversification (Standard IIIA) INFORMATIVE
  4. Too Much or Too Little: Making Evidence Meaningful (Standards I-IV) COLLABORATIVE
  5. Creating Community and Inclusion through Instruction and Support Services (Standard II) INTERACTIVE

5:15 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Reception and Networking

Saturday, February 22, 2020

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens

8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  General Session 3
360 Degrees of Equity: Creating a Culture that Connects us to the Work and to Each Other
Lida Rafia, Grossmont College
Tate Hurvitz, Grossmont College
Rochelle Weiser, Grossmont College

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Breakout Session 4

  1. Using the Quality Focus Essay (QFE) as a Process for Planning and Innovation (Standards I-IV) INFORMATIVE
  2. Mapping, Scheduling and Strategic Enrollment Management (IIA6) INTERACTIVE
  3. Baccalaureate Degrees and Accreditation (Standards I-IV) INFORMATIVE
  4. Students and Accreditation (Standard I-IV) COLLABORATIVE
  5. Technology Planning to Support Meeting the Standards and Implementing Guided Pathways (Standard IIIC) INTERACTIVE

End of Institute