On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee, welcome to the Fall 2022 Plenary Session. Following a flurry of legislation and initiatives impacting curriculum and academic standards in the California community colleges, time for implementation is here. As faculty lead and engage in this work, centering on authentic voices and lived experiences in academic and professional matters is critical; thus, the theme of the plenary session is “Centering Authentic Voices and Lived Experiences in 10+1.” As colleges emerge from a global pandemic and work to eradicate deeply rooted systemic inequities within educational systems, listening to the experiences of underrepresented faculty, under-resourced faculty, and moreover the students in the community college system is crucial. From amplifying the voices of faculty of color in the May 2022 Rostrum edition to partnering with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges at the 2022 Faculty Leadership Institute, the ASCCC embraces the lived experiences and voices of colleagues and students.
Speaking of voice, you have been heard. In response to attendee feedback, the ASCCC continues to modify the plenary session programs. New this session, instead of a full printed program, is an at-a-glance program with a QR code to access the full program via the Internet. In addition, we have increased the number of general sessions to nine, all hybrid, with a block of in-person-only breakout sessions each day. Increasing access while keeping costs down remains a priority in the program structure design.
Much work lies ahead, including establishing a common course numbering system, clarifying general education and transfer pathways, growing baccalaureate programs, creating low-cost and zero-cost course materials, protecting academic freedom, and other important matters. Over the next three days we will hold discussion and debate regarding these issues and more. By working together, listening to lived experiences, and using the collective voice of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, faculty can ensure an outstanding education for the students they serve.
Ginni May, President, ASCCC
We begin today by acknowledging that we are holding our gathering on the land of the Nisenan Nations who have lived and continue to live here. We recognize the Nisenan Nations and their spiritual connection to the ocean and the land as the first stewards and the traditional caretakers of this area we now call Sacramento. As we begin, we thank them for their strength, perseverance, and resistance.
We also wish to acknowledge the other Indigenous Peoples who now call Sacramento their home, for their shared struggle to maintain their cultures, languages, worldview, and identities in our diverse City.
Please see the Session Program Session Program
The 2022 Fall Plenary will be a hybrid event with an in-person option and a virtual only option.
Registration In-Person: $550
Registration Virtual Only: $385
One Day Only Registration In-Person (Saturday): $150
One Day Only Registration Virtual (Saturday): $75
Presenter Registration Virtual Only: Please request promo code**
1 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: Please request promo code**
2 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: Please request promo code**
Please email events [at] asccc.org for promo code information.
** All Presenters are required to register. **
Please note, This event is credit card payments only.
In Person Registration will end October 21, 2022 at 5:00pm. Please note our hotel room cutoff date is October 5th, so if you book a room after this date you will be subject to current posted rates. **Note: In person Registration has been extended to October 27th, 2022 at 12:00pm.
Virtual Registration will end November 1st.
All registration after this date will be on-site registration only. Virtual-only attendees will need to email events [at] asccc.org for space availability after November 1st.
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 27th, 2022) 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 27th, 2022) 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 with any questions or concerns.
For questions about accessibility or to request live captioning accommodations please contact Tonya Davis at events [at] asccc.org. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Hotel Information - Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Please note that you must make hotel reservations separate from the event registration process. Registration confirmation for the event does not guarantee a hotel room reservation.
2022 Fall Plenary Session will be taking place at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Sheraton room rate is $212 Singles/Doubles plus taxes and fees. Currently our hotel room block is sold out at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Current overnight parking price is as follow: Self-Parking $25.00 per day. Valet Parking $35.00 per day, with in and out privileges for overnight guests
****An additional rooming block has been established at the Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park located at 1121 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, a 6 minute/0.3 mile walk from the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park room rate is $212 Singles/Doubles plus taxes and fees. Our room block rate will expire on October 21, 2022. Current overnight parking price is as follow: Self-Parking $25.00 per day***
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 registration. We recommend that you make your reservation as early as possible, as space is limited and fills up quickly! Rates and availability are limited and event registration alone does not guarantee a hotel room.
For those flying in, Sacramento International Airport is the closest airport to the hotel.
We will be following the Sacramento County Department of Public Health guidelines at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel 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.
The virtual portion of Fall Plenary Session will be hosted in Zoom Events. Please use the provided resources for tips on accessing Zoom Events.
Disciplines List Hearing will be held Friday, November 4th from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.. 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. Please see CCC Confer/Zoom Participant Instructions
New Delegate Resource:
Caucus Meeting Information:
Adopted Resolutions - DOCUMENT
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 2022 Delegate Change Form. Unless this form is submitted, the Senate President or Delegate reported to the Senate Office in the Senate Directory will not be eligible to vote. Forms must be emailed to the ASCCC Office, events [at] asccc.org, by October 31, 2022. Resolutions due to tinyurl.com/ascccresolutions. Email resolutions [at] asccc.org, if you have any questions.
Date and Time: Friday, Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:00am - 2:00pm