2024 Faculty Leadership Institute

Event Dates

The ASCCC will be hosting the 2024 Faculty Leadership Institute at the Westin Mirage Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Springs from June 20-22, 2024. We hope to see you in Palms Springs!

This event will be in person only and hotel room blocks are limited. We advise folks to register before May 20th to reserve with our room block rate. 


Register for the Faculty Leadership Institute

Registration Deadline

Registration will end June 7th, 2024 at 5:00pm. All registration after this date will be on-site registration only.

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 Fees

Registration In-Person: $595
In-Person registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day along with all conference materials. Dinners are on your own.

Presenter Registration: Provided promo code
All presenters must register for the event and will be provided the promo code for registration.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Kayla Vue or Tonya Davis at events [at] asccc.org. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.


COVID Precautions

The ASCCC is no longer requiring proof of vaccination status or a negative test result to attend an in-person ASCCC meeting or event. Mask-wearing at ASCCC meetings and events is encouraged but will be optional. COVID policies may be updated based on local health ordinances.

If you test positive leading up to the event, please review the CDC Isolation and Precautions guideline to determine what you need to do. If you have any further questions, please contact events [at] asccc.org.

COVID policies may be updated based on local health ordinances.

Please see the ASCCC Events Agreement Page for Updated Information.


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 (June 7th, 2024) 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 (June 10, 2024) 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. Please see Events Agreements page for all terms and conditions.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information - Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

The 2024 Faculty Leadership Institute will be taking place at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa. 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 for the room rate of $129/night. The reservation cut-off date is May 20th, 2024. Room rates will be subject to a $15 daily resort fee per room per night for the amenities access.  

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa offers discounted self-parking at $5/car/night.
Rooms are limited and will sell out. Please make your hotel reservation early.

***Please note the ASCCC group room block is now closed. See below list of nearby hotels that may be able to offer the state government rate.***

Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Desert Coachella Valley - 4.7 miles away from Westin Rancho Mirage, room rates from $142

Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert - 4.5 miles away from Westin Rancho Mirage, room rates from $108

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert - 4.8 miles away from Westin Rancho Mirage, room rates from $120

Courtyard Palm Desert - 5.3 miles away from Westin Rancho Mirage, room rates from $119

Residence Inn Palm Desert - 5.3 miles away from Westin Rancho Mirage, room rates from $119

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


Tentative Schedule Subject to Change

Thursday, June 20, 2024

11:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.    General Session 1: Welcome & Introductions (ASCCC & SSCCC)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  General Session 2: Governance: Basics + Student & Faculty Roles

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.    Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:15p.m.    Breakout Session 1

  1. Planning Meeting Agendas (ASCCC & SSCCC)
  2. Leadership Succession Planning
  3. Legislation and Advocacy Efforts
  4. Academic Freedom: What It Means for Students and Faculty

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    General Session 3: Open Meetings: Brown Act

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  General Session 3 continues...: State of Two Senates: Key ASCCC & SSCCC Efforts for 2024-2025

6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m.    Dinner: Honoring FELA Mentees & Mentors *Registered Attendees Only - Please RSVP*

Friday, June 21, 2024

8:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.    Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.     Table Talks: Hot Topics for Senates (ASCCC & SSCCC)

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. General Session 4: Artificial Intelligence - Policy & Tools

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Closing - Joint Session (ASCCC & SSCCC)

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   Breakout Session 2

  1. Senate Roles in Dual Enrollment
  2. Integrating IDEAA Into Academic and Professional Matters
  3. Working Together with Unions
  4. Utilizing Data to Inform Discussions and Actions

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.   General Session 5: Resolutions Process & Writing

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Break

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

  1. Increasing Faculty Diversity: Pre-Hiring, Hiring, and Retention
  2. Inclusion: PT Faculty in Academic Senates
  3. Communicating Effectively to Build Partnerships and Navigate
  4. Minimum Qualifications, Equivalencies, and Assigning Courses to

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.    Networking Break + Optional Table Talks

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.    Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.     Area Meetings

Area A
Area B
Area C
Area D

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mock Resolutions Due

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. College of the Desert Sponsored Reception - Location TBA!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session 4

  1. IDEAA in Action: Updating Academic Senate Constitutions and Bylaws
  2. State and Local Budgets, Budget Cycles, and Planning
  3. Academic Senate Resources: Where to Look and When to Call for Help
  4. Principles and Pragmatism Poker: When to Hold 'Em & When to Fold 'Em

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. General Session 6: Mock Resolution Session: Debate & Voting

11:45 a.m.  Institute Ends