2021 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event

Event Dates
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline

The Academic Senate invites you to attend the first-ever hybrid 2021 Fall Plenary Session on November 4-6, 2021 to be held at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, and via Pathable! The theme this year is "Leading Change" Teaching, Learning, and Governance in a Hybrid World". Join us this November to attend impactful breakout sessions, discuss statewide matters, vote on important Resolutions, and network both virtually and in-person with faculty across our system. In-person registration is $580 and virtual registration is $325.

Registration for in-person attendance is now open to all that wish to attend! While we are still capping in-person attendance to 150, to maintain social distancing guidelines, we welcome colleges that would like to send multiple attendees in-person to do so. Register as soon as possible for either in-person or virtual!  

COVID Precautions - Please complete the COVID liability waiver here!

ASCCC is a responsible partner, committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, attendees and staff. For your safety and the safety of others, we will be asking all in-person participants to sign our COVID Waiver, attesting to having received a vaccine or taking a COVID test with a negative result 72 hours prior to the plenary. All Plenary Session participants and staff are required to be fully masked throughout the event regardless of vaccination status, except for when actively eating. Dining arrangements have also been made such that no more than four people will be seated at a table to maintain social distance and meals will be served buffet style by hotel personnel to minimize touching.

In order to limit touching shared objects, the plenary will provide individual packets at registration with your name badge, program, resources, as well as hand sanitizers for you to use as you meet and mingle with other attendees. Masks will also be available for attendees at the registration table.

As travel and gathering guidance evolves, ASCCC will continue to follow protocols established by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local, state and federal government mandates and recommendations. Please check back for updates as they become available.

More details, such as the tentative agenda and breakout session topics for both the in-person and virtual options, to come so stay tuned! 

Should you have any questions, please contact events [at] asccc.org (events[at]asccc[dot]org)



The 2021 Fall Plenary will be a hybrid event with an in-person option and a virtual only option.

Registration Fees

Registration In-Person: $580 (In-Person registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day along with all conference materials. Dinners are on your own.)

Registration Virtual Only: $325

One Day Only Registration In-Person: $150

One Day Only Registration Virtual: $75

Presenter Registration Virtual Only: Free

1 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: $150 *Covers in-person food costs.*

2 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: $300  *Covers in-person food costs.*

** All Presenters are required to register. **

Please note, This event is credit card payments only.

Registration for In-Person will end October 25, 2021 at 5:00pm.  

All registration after this date will be on-site registration only.

Registration for Virtual will end October 31, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Virtual only attendees will need to email events [at] asccc.org for space availability after October 28th.


The Academic Senate Foundation is proud to offer scholarships for faculty to attend the ASCCC Fall Plenary Session on November 4-6, 2021, to be held as a hybrid event. Scholarships will be offered for both in-person and virtual attendance.  Please see all the scholarship information on the Foundation's webpage.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the 2021 Fall Plenary Scholarship application form and submit to foundation [at] asccc.org (foundation[at]asccc[dot]org). The deadline to submit is October 4, 2021, 5:00PM. Selected faculty will be notified via email two weeks after the submission date.

Please direct any questions to foundation [at] asccc.org (foundation[at]asccc[dot]org).


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

  • We no longer take direct ticket transfers. You will need to submit a new registration for each person attending.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.
  • Please remember that the last day (October 4, 2021) 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 28, 2021) 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. We no longer take direct transfers. Every attendee must submit their own registration and payment.

Questions and Concerns

Please contact the Academic Senate Event Team at events [at] asccc.org (events[at]asccc[dot]org) with any questions or concerns.

For questions about accessibility or to request live captioning accommodations please contact Edie Martinelli at events [at] asccc.org (events[at]asccc[dot]org). Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.


Your registration submission for events 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 - This event will be recorded.

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

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information - Westin Long Beach Hotel Reservations

Please note that you must make hotel reservations separate from the event registration process. Registration confirmation for the event does note guarantee a hotel room reservation.

You must make reservations through the ASCCC group hotel block.

2021 Fall Plenary Session will be taking place at Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

$169 Singles/Doubles plus taxes and fees

Cut-Off Date: October 25th, 2021 _ The date has been extended!

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 reservation website 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! The room rates are $169 per night plus taxes and fees. Rates and availability are limited and event registration alone does not guarantee a hotel room. Our room block rate will expire on October 25, 2021. Self-parking is $18.00 for overnight guests as well as those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, Long Beach Airport is the closest airport to the hotel.

COVID Protocols

We will be following the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines at the Westin Long Beach including all detailed COVID protocols that may include social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing.

We will require submission of a signed liability waiver including full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. You will not be allowed entry into the event without submitting the waiver. This form highlights our efforts to follow the California Department of Public Health Guidance on meetings and support the safety of the committee, guests, and hotel personnel. Subject to change based on local public health guidelines.

How to participate in Virtual Only:

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.

Event links to the Virtual Event Platform will be emailed to all registered attendees approximately 1 week prior to the start of the event. All sessions will have auto closed captioning available.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
New Delegate Information Session
General Session 1
General Session 2: Taking the Lead on Legislation that Impacts Teaching and Learning while Maintaining a Focus on Students
All Things Ethnic Studies
Governance in a Hybrid World
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Degrees: Establishing a Sustainable Solution to the Challenge of Making Education Affordable
Senate Leadership 101
Legislation that Impacts Teaching and Learning – A Closer Look
Accessibility, Equity, and Online Education
The Role of Senates in General Education
Competency Based Education as a Vehicle for Equity
The Convergence of Online and In-Person: How to Navigate this Space
General Session 3 - Honoring Faculty Leaders, Honorary Resolutions, Faculty Empowerment Leadership Academy
General Session 4 - From Equity Theory to Equity Practice: Activating Our Agency as Practitioners
General Session 5 - Transfer – Clearing the Fog and Taking the Lead
Succession Planning: Passing On The Gavel
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism - A Process for Reviewing and Improving Courses and Course Resources
The Role of Faculty in Tutoring and Learning Centers in the Community College: Highlights from the Paper
Transfer – Leading the Effort to Create Effective Opportunities
Hot Topics for Part-Time Faculty
ASCCC Caucuses
Hiring and EEO Regulations
Partnering with Students: The 9+1 and the 10+1
Equity Driven Leadership 102
Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Senate and Union Relations in the Age of Covid
Setting a Higher Standard: Partnering with Unions to Embed DEI Expectations in Evaluations


Navigating Pathable: The Attendee Experience - An Overview

Navigating Pathable: The Presenter/Speaker Experience - An Overview

Disciplines List:

Disciplines List Hearing will be held Friday, November 5th from 8:00a.m. to 9:00am. 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 - Asian American Studies*, Native American/American Indian Studies*, and Nanotechnology Studies

The submission for the Geographic Information Systems disciplines list proposal was withdrawn by the submitter. 

*(2) identical proposals were received for Asian American Studies and Native American Studies so we are providing the proposal that provides the additional back-up documentation.

See Additional Disciplines List Information here.

Submitted Letters:


2021 Spring Session Minutes 

New Delegate Resource:

New Delegate Information Packet

Auditor's Report:

2021 Auditors Report

Caucus Meeting Information:

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Black Caucus

Latinx Caucus


Small or Rural College Caucus

Womxn’s Caucus


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

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

You may access the final Fall Plenary Prorgam outline via the accessible link. There will be two separate programs, which will include presenter and breakout session descriptions, for online and in-person. Those will be made accessible by October 28, 2021. 

Attendees that are registered for the in-person plenary are able to access the breakouts listed under "In-Person", and attendees registered for virtual are able to access breakouts listed under "Virtual". All attendees, regardless of in-person or virtual attendance, will have access to the "Hybrid" general sessions and breakouts. 

Additional information for all breakouts and general sessions will be posted soon, including presenters and breakout/general sessions descriptions! 

Have questions? Email events [at] asccc.org.


Resolutions Packets

Resolution voting will be taking place electronically using Poll Everywhere.

Delegates do not need to attend in person to vote but do need to be registered for the event.

2021 Fall Resolutions Page

Information and instructions will be posted soon.


In order to conduct the online resolutions voting, we will need each member Senate to verify that we have the college’s correct delegate for voting. The Senate President listed in the Senate Directory for each campus, will need to complete the delegate change form: Fall 2021 Delegate Change Form The college will not be able to vote in the online election unless this form is submitted. Forms must be emailed to the ASCCC Office -events@asccc.org by October 28, 2021.

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