ASCCC: Professional Development Series

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The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is committed to providing resources to the field to further empower and help our system move forward during this time of crisis. To that end, the Academic Senate has put together a series of professional development opportunities to address some of the most critical issues facing our students and faculty today. Part 5 of the professional development series is focused on topics related to planning for fall 2020, curriculum, open educational resources, self-care, and governance. 

In the program section below, you will find links to register for the upcoming meetings. If you have any questions or suggestions on other topics to include, please email info [at] asccc.org

Presentation Materials

Titlesort ascending Breakout Time
Planning for Fall 2020 - Area D May 6, 2020 - 3:00pm
How will GP Look when we Return to "Business as Usual" May 22, 2020 - 10:00am
Grading Options during COVID-19 May 6, 2020 - 1:00pm
Data Implications for Spring 2020 May 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

Program

Friday, May 1

  • Senate Presidents Q & A - This small group discussion is an opportunity for senate presidents to connect with ASCCC and each other to share current concerns, ideas, and support.

Monday, May 4

  • 2:00PM - Curriculum Chairs Q & A - Curriculum Chairs are invited to join ASCCC Curriculum Chair Cheryl Aschenbach for small group discussions centered on curriculum challenges and practices, both related to everyday curriculum work and new curricular demands in response COVID-19.
  • 11:00AM - Small-Group Discussion: Planning for Fall 2020 - Area A - This meeting is a follow-up small-group session for the Planning for Fall 2020 webinar that took place on April 20. The meeting will be co-facilitated by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers. Attendees are encouraged to attend by Area; this meeting is a gathering for Area A. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so please register as soon as you can.

Tuesday, May 5

  • 1:00PM - Small-Group Discussion: Planning for Fall 2020 - Area B - This meeting is a follow-up small-group session for the Planning for Fall 2020 webinar that took place on April 20. The meeting will be co-facilitated by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers. Attendees are encouraged to attend by Area; this meeting is a gathering for Area B. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so please register as soon as you can.
  • 2:00PM - Curriculum Chairs & DE Coordinators: DE Planning and Approvals for Fall 2020 and Beyond - Still unclear how to interpret and apply the Chancellor's Office guidance in preparation for Summer and Fall 2020? Want to share promising practices with other Curriculum Chairs and Distance Education Coordinators or ask for their input? Join ASCCC Curriculum Chair Cheryl Aschenbach and leadership from the DE Coordinators Organization for small group discussions focused on DE- and curriculum-related processes and challenges. - Registration Full

Wednesday, May 6

  • 12:00PM - English and Math Pathways and Noncredit Development While co-requisites are showing promise for some student populations, the data clearly shows that this is not the case for all student populations. Students, faculty, and administrators have voiced loud concerns regarding high-unit co-requisite coursework that may or may not address the skills students need. This webinar discusses no-unit coursework and customized time to learn skills relevant to success delivered through noncredit. Innovative ideas and strategies will be explored such as reconceptualizing our approach to support services. 
  • 1:00PM - Grading Options during COVID-19 - Chancellor's Office COVID-19 guidance has presented faculty and colleges with multiple options for helping students weather the crisis with as little negative impact on their grades and transcript as possible. Join this small group discussion to share local practices, which can vary widely, for using P/NP and EW during the COVID-19 crisis. - PPT
  • 3:00PM - Checking in with Other Faculty: How Are You Feeling?
  • 3:00PM - Small-Group Discussion: Planning for Fall 2020 - Area D - This meeting is a follow-up small-group session for the Planning for Fall 2020 webinar that took place on April 20. The meeting will be co-facilitated by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers. Attendees are encouraged to attend by Area; this meeting is a gathering for Area D. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so please register as soon as you can.  - PPT

Thursday, May 7

  • 10:00AM - Small-Group Discussion: Planning for Fall 2020 - Area - This meeting is a follow-up small-group session for the Planning for Fall 2020 webinar that took place on April 20. The meeting will be co-facilitated by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers. Attendees are encouraged to attend by Area; this meeting is a gathering for Area C. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so please register as soon as you can. -
  • 1:00PM - Unintended Consequences and Opportunities: You, OER, and the Future Or How I Overcame My Commercial Text Addiction - A global pandemic leading to social distancing and the cessation of in-person instruction has far-reaching consequences and creates a wide range of opportunities. What has the effect been on OER and the role of OER in education? What should it be? -
  • 2:00PM - Senate Presidents Q & A - This small group discussion is an opportunity for senate presidents to connect with ASCCC and each other to share current concerns, ideas, and support. -

Monday, May 11

  • 2:00PM - Grading Options during COVID-19 - Chancellor's Office COVID-19 guidance has presented faculty and colleges with multiple options for helping students weather the crisis with as little negative impact on their grades and transcript as possible. Join this small group discussion to share local practices, which can vary widely, for using P/NP and EW during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, May 12

  • 3:00PM - Curriculum Chairs Q & A - Curriculum Chairs are invited to join ASCCC Curriculum Chair Cheryl Aschenbach for small group discussions centered on curriculum challenges and practices, both related to everyday curriculum work and new curricular demands in response COVID-19.

Wednesday, May 13

  • 9:00AM - Curriculum Chairs & DE Coordinators: DE Planning and Approvals for Fall 2020 and Beyond - Still unclear how to interpret and apply the Chancellor's Office guidance in preparation for Summer and Fall 2020? Want to share promising practices with other Curriculum Chairs and Distance Education Coordinators or ask for their input? Join ASCCC Curriculum Chair Cheryl Aschenbach and leadership from the DE Coordinators Organization for small group discussions focused on DE- and curriculum-related processes and challenges. - Registration Full
  • 4:00PM - Staying at Home and Work/Life Balance: Where Do You Draw the Line? - Registration Full

Thursday, May 14

  • 10:00AM - Curriculum Chairs Q & A - Curriculum Chairs are invited to join ASCCC Curriculum Chair Cheryl Aschenbach for small group discussions centered on curriculum challenges and practices, both related to everyday curriculum work and new curricular demands in response COVID-19.
  • 1:00PM - How to Spark and Sustain an OER Movement - How do you create interest in OER at your college? Join this session for an overview of approaches to developing - and sustaining - an OER-adopting culture. - Visit the ASCCC OERI Webinars and Events page for the recording and PowerPoint presentation

Wednesday, May 20

  • 12:00PM - Year 4 of Guided Pathways: What are we Doing and Where are we Going? - Join members of the ASCCC Guided Pathways Taskforce and campus leaders working on Guided Pathways throughout the state as they discuss progress, challenges, and goals for the upcoming year. This webinar looks at what colleges are doing the end of funding for guided pathways implementation approaches. How are colleges integrating their Guided Pathways work, framework, and committee members into a permanent part of their governance structure? How are innovations and changes going to be funded once the Guided Pathways funds run out? How are students impacted and responding to the Guided Pathways work? What Guided Pathways recommendations have been working, and what aspects of the work need iterations to accomplish the 4 pillars of Guided Pathways?
  • 3:00PM - This Isn't Working for Me: Balancing Between What Works Best for Students and What Works Best for Faculty 

Thursday, May 21

Friday, May 22

  • 10:00AM - How will GP Look when we Return to "Business as Usual" - PPT

Tuesday, May 26

  • 2:00PM - Data Implications for Spring 2020 - What impact will the COVID-19 crisis have on our collective understanding of student equity and success for spring 2020? Do we try to incorporate the data or do we dismiss the data? Can we learn from the data? How will this data effect the Student Centered Funding Formula, evaluation of AB 705 implementation, and students, especially in regard to financial aid, the GI Bill and transfer. Join us as we begin to identify some of the issues from the points of view of faculty leaders and institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals. - PPT

Wednesday, May 27

  • 5:00PM - Speaking Up: Spring was an Emergency, but Fall is Scary! -Registration Full