2020 Fall Plenary Session - Virtual Event

2020 Fall Plenary
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 5:00pm

Plenary graphic photo by Dr. Rachel N. Hastings, MiraCosta College:
20 in 20 is both an act of remembrance and an act of systemic resistance. It is a visual reminder of the weight of anti-Blackness and systemic racism that we are carrying into our futures. I lift these names up and call upon you to join me in developing systemic strategies of resistance. In remembering. In re-writing the narrative for Black people in America. In re-designing the structures that stunt our human relations. We must re-imagine the possibilities. We must continue to #SayTheirNames. 
 THEME: Addressing Anti-Blackness & IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism) in Academic and Professional Matters

 The ASCCC Fall 2020 Plenary Session will be held November 5-7, 2020.  ***Dates Subject to Change***

The event will take place in the virtual event platform Pathable.  All attendees will receive an email prior to the event with a unique user login.  The platform works with email as your user id, so please make sure all attendees emails are their actual emails.  If you are an admin and are registering a group of people, please make sure you are prepared with each persons unique email.  Please use chrome as your browser as it has the best functionality with the program.


Click Here to Register!


We are accepting credit cards only for this event.  Please be prepared at registration. 

Early Registration: $275 (October 5th before 5:00pm)

Late Registration: $350 (October 5th after 5:00pm)

Saturday Only Registration: $120

Presenter Registration: $200

** All Presenters are required to register. **


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Edie Martinelli at events [at] asccc.org or phone 916-445-4753x102. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.



The Academic Senate Foundation is proud to offer scholarships for faculty to attend the ASCCC Fall Plenary Session on November 5-7, 2020, to be held virtually via the online platform Pathable. With a focus on student success, any faculty, (including full- and part-time faculty) from all disciplines is encouraged to apply. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration ($275). 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form attached below and submit to foundation [at] asccc.org. The deadline to submit is October 5, 2020, 5:00PM. Selected faculty will be notified via email two weeks after the submission date.
Please direct any questions to foundation [at] asccc.org.


What is the cancellation/refund policy?

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

  • Please remember that the last day (October 5, 2020 to cancel your registration without penalty) 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 cancellation fee.

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

  • Cancellations made less than 7 business working days prior (October 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



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

2020 Fall Plenary will be a virtual event held through our event software Pathable.

If you have contacted the hotel directly to make any hotel reservations, please make sure you contact them for cancellation.


Disciplines List:

Disciplines List Hearing will be held Friday, November 6th from 5:00p.m. to 6:00pm. During this session, attendees will be informed about the proposals submitted to change the Disciplines List by the authors or their designee. Delegates unsure about the Disciplines List process are encouraged to attend. Click here for CCC Confer Participant Instructions.

Disciplines List Revision Proposal - Film StudiesRegistered Behavior Technician, and Digital Fabrication Technician


2019 Fall Session Minutes


Tentative schedule subject to change.

Thursday, November 5th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m  Morning Activity: Coffee Networking Meet & Greet for First-Timers and Experienced Senate Leaders

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m  Caucus Zoom Rooms Open

  • Black Caucus
  • Latinx Caucus
  • LGBTQIA+ Caucus
  • Small or Rural College Caucus
  • Womyn’s Caucus

9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.  General Session/ Welcome

  • Adoption of the Procedures
  • Foundation President’s Update
  • State of the Senate

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m  Breakout I

  1. Delegates and First Time Attendees Information Session  
  2. How can IDEAs improve Curricular Learning for all students
  3. Addressing Remote Teaching for Long Term Emergencies
  4. Building Equity Driven Systems with an Anti-Racist focus
  5. Mentorship Programs as a Retention Strategy of Faculty of Color

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Breakout 2

  1. Culturally Reflective Pedagogy and Student Services
  2. Legislative Update 
  3. Role of Ethnic Studies programs in creating culturally inclusive spaces on campus and fostering a sense of belonging for students of color
  4. How Can Equity Be Considered in Course Outlines of Record?
  5. Anti-Racism Best Practices for Student Services Educators

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  General Session 2
Addressing Anti-Blackness in the California Community Colleges: Meet the Summer Special Rostrum Faculty Authors

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Breakout 3

  1. Grow Your Own Faculty- How to Encourage our Students to Become Community College Instructors
  2. Humanizing online learning 
  3. Introduction to the ASCCC Model Hiring Principles and Practices Canvas Tool
  4. Conversations with the ASCCC President and ASCCC Vice President
  5. Did I just Hear That?: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Microaggressions, and Gaslighting
  6. Resolutions 411 – Have questions on the packet? Meet with the Resolutions Committee to get your questions answered!

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Breakout 4

  1. Anti-Racism and Transforming Institutional Policies and Practices
  2. New Horizons:  Competency Based Education
  3. Applying an anti racism and equity lens to law enforcement officers and first responder training and curriculum 
  4. Hiring through an equity lens: Rethinking policies and procedures
  5. Faculty Empowerment and Leadership Academy Pre-session and/or break-out follow-up session for participants OR Guided Pathways session

Friday, November 6th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Morning Activity: Yoga or Run/Walk with your Senate Leaders!

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Caucus Zoom Rooms Open

  • Black Caucus
  • Latinx Caucus
  • LGBTQIA+ Caucus
  • Small or Rural College Caucus
  • Womyn’s Caucus 

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   General Session 3 - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Budget Reduction Considerations

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Area Meetings

  • Area A: Julie Oliver
  • Area B: Karen Chow
  • Area C: Robert Stewart
  • Area D: LaTonya Parker

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Urgent Resolutions due to Resolutions Chair

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Breakout 5

  1. Curriculum: Theoretical approaches to transforming community college curriculum from Eurocentric to Inclusive model 
  2. Promoting Diversity in Curriculum Design and
  3. Anti-Racism Paper Review
  4. Transforming the college into an equity driven institution: The Local Academic Senate Action Plan
  5. Re-framing Collegial Consultation

2:30 p.m.  to 3:30 p.m.  Breakout 6

  1. Mindfulness for leaders: Staying grounded in a vortex of chaos
  2. Organizing Your Campus to Advance DEI work
  3. Ensuring Quality of Online Courses: Guidelines, Rubrics, and Local POCR
  4. Academic Freedom and Equity
  5. Addressing inequities for People of Color and low-income students in online and remote learning

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General Session 4 - Resolutions Overview for Saturday

5:15 p.m to 6:00 p.m.  Disciplines List Hearing

6:00 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m.  Executive Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Friday Evening Social Hour

Saturda, November 7th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Morning Activity: Yoga or Run/Walk with your Senate Leaders!

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Resolution Voting

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Resolution Voting continues


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall 2020 Plenary Session is being held virtually on November 5-7, 2020. As a result, for the fall 2020 term, the ASCCC will be conducting Resolutions voting online using the software company Poll Everywhere. Visit the webpage here for additional details and information on the Resolution voting process for this fall. 



The open comment period for Resolutions is now open.

The ASCCC is holding a 10-day open comment period starting October 20th, closing October 30th for the resolutions packet prior to the fall plenary session through a Google Doc. The goal is to generate conversations and allow delegates to work together to identify additional resolutions and or amendments that they wish to submit to resolutions [at] asccc.org. This is also a way to solicit the 4 seconds needed for amendments.

New Resolutions must be received by October 31st and amendments by November 2nd to the resolutions [at] asccc.org email (5:00 pm deadline).

On the Google Doc you will be able to provide public comment on the resolutions packet anonymously, but you must provide your information (name, college, and whether you are the delegate or senate president) in order to propose amendments. If you are signed into your Google account, your name will appear next to your comments. This way the Resolutions Committee can track your seconds. To manage your comment notifications, please follow these steps: Open the google document; in the top right corner of the file click comments; click notifications; and choose when you want to receive notifications. Additional information is included in the beginning of the Google doc, packet, under the 10-Day Comment Period section.

The Resolutions Committee will be holding open office hours during the following dates and times to discuss the resolutions up for voting, as well as to answer general questions regarding the virtual resolutions process. Registration is required (per the new Zoom requirements). 

Register for the October 23, 2020 10-11am Open Office hour
Register for the October 26, 2020 3-4pm Open Office hour
Register for the October 27, 2020 11am-12pm Open Office hour
Register for the October 28, 2020 2-3pm Open Office hour
Register for the October 29, 2020 1-2pm Open Office hour
Register for the October 30, 2020 11am-12pm Open Office hour


Papers for Review:

Anti-Racism Education in California Community Colleges: Acknowledging Historical Context and Assessing and Addressing Effective Anti-Racism Practices for Faculty Professional Development

Effective and Equitable Transfer Practices in the California Community Colleges

Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications (2020)

Protecting the Future of Academic Freedom in a Time of Great Change