2021 Academic Academy - Virtual Event

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The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is hosting the 2021 Academic Academy - Virtual Event


Are you a faculty, staff member, or administrator at a community college, CSU, or UC who wants to improve student transfer?  Join the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in collaboration with the RP Group, for the virtual 2021 Academic Academy being held online October 7-8, 2021. The theme is Enhancing Transfer in the Higher Education System. The program includes general and breakout sessions intended to raise awareness of broad perspectives and transfer experiences, provide updates on transfer efforts within the California Community Colleges and university partners, and explore ways to improve student transfer, with an emphasis on strategies for closing opportunity and transfer gaps for students least likely to transfer. Connect with colleagues, engage in discussion, and identify individual and collective actions that can be taken to improve student transfer experiences. 


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.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 5:00pm

When: October 7-8, 2021 *dates and time subject to change*




 Please Register Here

When: October 7-8, 2021 *dates and time subject to change*


Registration Fee: $150

Presenter's Fee: Complimentary 

Please be prepared to make payment by credit card.

Check Payments will only be accepted for groups of 10 or larger. Please contact events [at] asccc.org directly.

Online reservations will end Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m.  


Please contact Academic Senate Events Team at events [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns. Please note we are still working from home part time so email is the fastest response time.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events[at]asccc[dot]org) 

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 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 (events[at]asccc[dot]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 days prior 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[dot]org).  
We do not take direct transfers.


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



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.


Photo Release Information

By participating in the event, you agree to grant permission to the rights of your image, likeness and sound of your voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:

conference presentations

educational presentations or courses

informational presentations or workshops

on-line educational courses, presentations, or workshops

educational videos

social media


Presentation Materials



To view our full program, please download the PDF or read the online version.

Tentative schedule subject to change.

Thursday, October 7th

9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.   GENERAL SESSION 1
Panel: The Student Transfer Experience

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.    BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  1. What’s Transfer Got to Do With It: Utilizing Transfer Tools For Curriculum Development
  2. What's COVID Got To Do With Students’ Transfer Trajectories?
  3. K-16 Alignments and Beyond to Support Transfer

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   LUNCH

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   GENERAL SESSION 2
Transfer Alignment Project
Transferring Outside California: HBCU Agreements and Pathways

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  1. Transfer to Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Follow-Up Conversation
  2. Transfer Alignment Project & C-ID follow-up
  3. Ethnic Studies and Transfer: TMCs, CSU Area F, CCC Ethnic Studies

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Evening Virtual Social

Friday, October 8th

9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.   GENERAL SESSION 3
Through the Gate: Building Students’ Transfer-Capacity

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSION 3

  1. Be a Transfer Advocate: How Faculty Can Strengthen Students’ Transfer Success
  2. Designing Support Structures to Facilitate Student Transfer
  3. Connecting with the Heart for Transfer
  4. External Influences on Transfer Reform

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.   LUNCH

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.   GENERAL SESSION 4
Closing Comments
What's Next? The Future of Transfer
Closing Keynote