The Academic Senate invites you to attend the 2023 Spring Plenary Session on April 20-22, 2023, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County! Join us this April to attend impactful breakout sessions, discuss statewide matters, vote on important Resolutions, and to network and engage with faculty across our system. Registration Information Coming Soon!
On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee, welcome to the 2023 Spring Plenary Session. The theme this spring, “Making Space for Connection and Belonging as We Center Authentic Voices and Lived Experiences in the 10+1” is building from the theme last fall. As faculty are engaged with many task forces and work groups, busily implementing recent legislation and making improvements to educational and student support opportunities, everyone must work to make space for connection and belonging. All voices must be heard. The people behind those voices, especially the faculty and students that have been traditionally underrepresented, need to be welcomed into the circle to share their experiences and tell their stories. Hopefully, this plenary session will provide such opportunities.
The ASCCC continues to hear you. As we strive to meet the needs of our member academic senates and plenary session attendees, we again are offering an at-a-glance program guide with a QR code to access the full program via the Internet. We continue to modify the program format in order to meet the needs of attendees, whether in-person or virtually. Attendees will find seven general sessions, all hybrid, and three blocks of breakout sessions, each with four fully in-person sessions and two fully online sessions. Increasing access while keeping costs down remains a priority in the program structure design.
Changes abound. From a new Chancellor of the California Community Colleges system to implementation of recent legislative directives, faculty leadership and voice are critical as community colleges actualize a student-facing common course numbering system, a singular lower division general education transfer pathway, new baccalaureate programs, increased low-cost and zero-cost course materials, new student placement and enrollment mandates, supervised tutoring for degree applicable and transfer-level courses, and a common understanding of academic freedom. Faculty should continue to the lead this work to meet the educational needs of the students in the largest and most diverse public system of higher education in the country. The next three days are your time to engage in discussion and debate regarding these issues and more. By working together, making space for connection and belonging, and using the collective voice of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, faculty can ensure outstanding educational opportunities and support for the students they serve.
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Registration: We will be taking credit card payments only for this event. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please email events [at] asccc.org.
Registration In-Person: $550
In-Person registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day along with all conference materials. Dinners are on your own.
Virtual Only Registration : $400
One Day Only In-Person Registration (Saturday): $150
One Day Only Virtual Registration (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. **
In Person Registration will end April 12, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Virtual Registration will end April 17th, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Virtual only attendees will need to email events [at] asccc.org for space availability after April 17th.
Spring Plenary is expected to run until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22th. Please consider this when making your travel plans. We want to ensure all voices are heard regarding these important resolutions!
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Kayla Vue or Tonya Davis at events [at] asccc.org or phone 916-445-4753x102. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
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 (March 29th, 2023) 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 (April 10, 2023) 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. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Hotel Information - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County
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.
2023 Spring Plenary Session will be taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County, 100 The City Drive Orange, California, 92868
$139 - $159 Singles/Doubles plus taxes and fees. The ASCCC room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim has ended. Please call the hotel directly at (714) 634-4500 to reserve the best available room rate.
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 range from $139 - $159 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 Monday, March 20, 2023. Self-parking is $12.00 for overnight guests as well as those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, SNA John Wayne Airport is the closest airport to the hotel.
Please contact Academic Senate Event Team at events [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns.
Rooms are limited and will sell out. Please register and make your hotel reservation early.
The virtual portion of Spring 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, April 21 from 8:00a.m. to 9:00a.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
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Caucus Meeting Information:
NOTE on Open Room for In-Person Attendees
In-person conference attendees wishing to attend an online session may use the Redwood Tahoe Room (2nd Floor) as a quiet space to do so. You must bring your own computer or other media device and headphones to access the online breakout. Internet access will be provided
We acknowledge that this important work is taking place throughout the unceded territory of California, home to nearly 200 tribal nations. We acknowledge and honor the original inhabitants of our various regions. A land acknowledgment is a critical step towards working with native communities to secure meaningful partnership and inclusion in the stewardship and protection of their cultural resources and homelands.
We begin today by acknowledging that we are holding our gathering on the land of the Tongva (Gabrieleño) Nations who have lived and continue to live here. We recognize the Tongva (Gabrieleño) 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 Orange County. As we begin, we thank them for their strength, perseverance, and resistance.
We also wish to acknowledge the other Indigenous Peoples who now call Orange County their home, for their shared struggle to maintain their cultures, languages, worldview, and identities in our diverse City.
Guidelines for Dialogue
- Be true to yourself. We want to create an atmosphere for open, honest exchange.
- Commit to learning from each other. Listen to each other and acknowledge that we all come from different backgrounds, skills, interests, abilities, and values. We realize that it is these very differences that will increase our awareness and understanding through this process.
- Acknowledge each other’s experiences. We will not devalue people for their experiences, lack of experiences, or differences in interpretation of those experiences.
- Trust that others are doing the best they can. We will try not to ‘freeze people in time’ but leave space for everyone to learn and change through our interactions with one another.
- Challenge the idea and not the person. If we wish to challenge something that has been said, we will challenge the idea or the practice referred to, not the individual sharing this idea or practice.
- Speak your discomfort. If something is bothering you and you are open to sharing, please share it with the group. Often our emotional reactions to this process offer the most valuable learning opportunities.
- Step Up, Step Back. Be mindful of taking up much more space than others. On the same note, empower yourself to speak up when others are dominating the conversation.
(adapted from the University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations, IGR)
At this time, we encourage attendees to have face coverings inside shared and public areas, such as breakout and general session rooms, and continue practicing social distancing.
For more information, please visit the 2023 Spring Resolutions Page.
In order to conduct the online election, 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 linked 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 [at] asccc.org by April 17, 2023.
Date and Time: Friday, Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:00am - 2:00pm