2020 Curriculum Institute - Virtual Conference

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Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

The 2020 Curriculum Institute will be taking place as an online Virtual Event.  

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is excited to invite you to Curriculum Institute 2020!  The theme Responsive Curriculum & Collective Impact speaks to the need for curriculum and curriculum processes that are responsive and inclusive and the recognition that everyone – faculty, classified professionals, administrators, students, and more – is important in shaping curriculum and the impact it has on California community college students and communities.

Breakouts will cover a wide variety of curriculum-related topics including curriculum basics, guiding regulations, roles within curriculum processes, ADT/UCTP transfer alignment, C-ID, noncredit, cooperative work experience, articulation, designing curriculum through an equity lens, placement, intersections of financial aid and curriculum, assigning courses to disciplines, access and accessibility, credit hour and attendance accounting, dual enrollment, and more. Topics will also address on-going opportunities and challenges related to guided pathways, AB705, and the Chancellor’s Office curriculum inventory system and new efforts related to competency based education and emergency guidelines. Specific topics and breakouts will be oriented toward faculty, administrators, and curriculum specialists.



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Please Click here to register!

All attendees are required to re-register for the online event.  All registrations from the original in-person event will be cancelled/refunded.

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.


What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day (June 19, 2020) to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of 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  cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 business working days prior (June 29, 2020) to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.

  • 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 (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.


Click here to download the program in PDF.

*Program and times tentative and subject to change*


  1. Curriculum 101: The Basics
  2. Curriculum 201: Beyond the Basics
  3. Collective Impact: It Takes a Village
  4. Collective Impact: Advancing Student Success
  5. Responsive Curriculum

Tuesday, July 7th

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-Session Breakouts

  • New/Newer Curriculum Chairs
  • New/Newer Curriculum Specialists
  • New/Newer Curriculum Administrators
  • Articulation Officers

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Networking and Collaboration by Role

  • Networking and Collaboration by Role: Curriculum Chairs and Faculty Committee Members
  • Networking and Collaboration by Role: Chief Instructional Officers (CIO)
  • Networking and Collaboration by Role: Deans, Directors, Coordinators, and Program Managers
  • Networking and Collaboration by Role: Curriculum Specialists and Classified Professionals
  • Networking and Collaboration by Role: Articulation Officers (AO)

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakout I

  1. All About the Credit Hour: An Introduction
  2. Stackable Certificates
  3. Curriculum & Legislation
  4. Delivering via Correspondence: Regulations, Local Standards, and Considerations
  5. Noncredit Pathways to College and Career Readiness

Wednesday, July 8th

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. General Session I
Chancellor's Office Update

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakout II

  1. Course Outline of Record: The Basics
  2. Advanced Credit Hour: Where Curriculum and Scheduling Meet
  3. Financial Aid and Curriculum
  4. Work-Based Learning
  5. Curriculum Design and Delivery through an Equity Lens

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Breakout III

  1. Catalogs, Brown Act, Curriculum, Accreditation, and Public Documents
  2. Exploring Articulation and Transfer
  3. Effective Practices for Working with CTE Advisory Committees
  4. Evaluation of Placement and Course-Taking Success
  5. Competency Based Education: What Is It and How Is It Different Than What We Already Do?

System Partner Breakout: currIQūnet

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakout IV

  1. Noncredit Basics
  2. Submission of ADTs and Double Counting
  3. Introduction of the Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI)
  4. Evaluation of Placement and Course-Taking Success: Follow-up Conversations for Math, English, and ESL
  5. Competency Based Education: Follow-up and Faciltated Dialogue

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Networking
Conversations with ASCCC President and Vice President

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open Social Hour

Thursday, July 9th

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Morning Conversations and Coffee or Tea

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout V

  1. Accreditation and Curriculum
  2. Local Curriculum Processes - Closing the Loop on Curriculum Changes
  3. Bridging the Conversation: Effective Practices for Dialogue and Decision-making
  4. Credit for Prior Learning: What's New and What Can You Do Next?
  5. Developing Responsive Curriculum for CTE Programs

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. General Session II: Keynote: Responsive Curriculum and Collective Impact: Inclusion and Social Justice

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Breakout VI

  1. Program Submission Requirements
  2. Assigning Courses to Disciplines - Who Owns This Course Anyway?
  3. The Role of Academic Senates and Curriculum Committees in Recommending Curricular Pathways
  4. Transfer Alignment (ADTs & UCTPs)
  5. Conducting a Cultural Curriculum Audit

System Partner Breakout: eLumen, Inc.

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakout VII

  1. The Course is Approved. What Happens Next?
  2. Things Credit Folks Need to Know about Noncredit
  3. From Locally Developed ZTC Pathways to Statewide Open Educational Resources (OER) Degrees
  4. Supplemental Instruction, Learning Centers, and Tutoring Programs
  5. Teaching Online: Regular Substantive Interaction in Practice

4:30 pm.m to 5:30 p.m. Networking
Conversations with ASCCC Curriculum Chairs

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Social Hour

Friday, July 10th

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Morning Conversations and Coffee or Tea

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. General Session III: Certification Training and Training Local Committees

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakout VIII

  1. Development Criteria and Addressing Local Needs
  2. General Education and Competency Requirements for Mathematics
  1. Sequencing and Scheduling to Facilitate Student Success
  2. Noncredit Distance Education

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Breakout IX

  1. Distance Education: Addendums, Guidelines, Faculty Preparation, Student Access, and More
  2. Accommodations: When Is a Program Fundamentally Altered?
  3. Implementing Inmate Education Programs
  4. Dual Enrollment - Effective Practices
  5. Considerations for Continuity of Instruction during Emergencies

2:45 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Breakout X

  1. Nuts and Bolts of Prerequisites and Corequisites
  2. Accessibility Standards and Effective Practices
  3. Developing and Maintaining Partnerships between Classified Professionals, Administrators, and Faculty Curriculum Leaders
  4. Credit ESL: Implementation Placement Guidelines and Practices for AB705
  5. Making the Case for Investing in OER