2016 Curriculum Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

Curriculum is the heart of what we do as educators. The Curriculum Institute is designed to bring together teams of individuals working on curriculum – administrators, faculty, and classified staff – and to provide a platform for interactive learning by all attendees.  Informational presentations, direct training and guidance, and interaction with Chancellor’s Office staff make this Institute the most popular of the Academic Senate events.  Join us in Anaheim to receive updates on important current curriculum topic and to learn ways to improve and develop local curriculum processes.

Pre-session:  The Curriculum Committee is excited to announce that this year’s event will once again include an optional pre-session workshop on Wednesday, July 6. In the afternoon there will be workshops designed for curriculum chairs, administrators, and curriculum specialists who are new to curriculum.  The more seasoned curriculum enthusiast may find it beneficial as well. Additionally, there will be a morning workshop on the CTE Data Unlocked Initiative.  The Data Unlocked workshop will run from 10:00 to 12:00, and the afternoon workshops for curriculum chairs, administrators, and curriculum specialistswill run from 2:00 to 5:00.  The cost of attending the pre-session workshop is included in your registration fee.  However, you must submit a separate registration for the pre-session workshop and be a registered attendee for the Curriculum Institute.
 

Notice for CTE Data Unlocked Pre-Session Attendees:
During this workshop, attendees may be asked to access LaunchBoard data for their colleges.  Therefore, attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops or tablet devices to this workshop.  Also, in order to access LaunchBoard data, attendees must have established a LaunchBoard account prior to July 5. Therefore, attendees are strongly encouraged to sign up for a LaunchBoard account well in advance of the workshop.  To sign up for a LaunchBoard account click Request a password.  To learn more about LaunchBoard go to http://doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/LaunchBoard.aspx.

 

 

Registration

REGISTRATION

We have reached max capacity for this event.  If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, please email curriculum [at] asccc.org.

Please Include: Name, College, Phone Number and Email Address.

Please Note: We will not be taking any on-site registrations.  You must have been pre-registered to attend the conference.

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration Fee: $495

Late Registration Fee (after June 6th, 2016): $545

Payment via check: Please make sure to notate the conference name and the person the payment is for on each check submitted. Checks can be mailed to: Academic Senate, One Capital Mall, Suite 340, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The cost includes lunch on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, evening reception on Thursday and materials.

*** Space will allow 6 people per college - 1 of those being a CTE Faculty Member.  For numbers over 6, please email curriculum [at] asccc.orgdirectly with names to be placed on our wait list.  Should space become available, Edie will contact you directly for information.***

CANCELLATIONS

The cancellation deadline is June 6, 2016.  If you register and do not cancel before June 6, 2016, you will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. Please keep in mind that registrations are transferable. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here.  All no-shows and non cancellations will be charged full conference fees.

Call Edie Martinelli, ASCCC Event Planner, at (916) 445-4753 x 102 with any payment questions.

Hotel & Travel

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim-Orange County is located at 100 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868 is 20 minutes from John Wayne (SNA) Airport and 45 minutes to LAX and located on the doorstep of Disneyland Park and Anaheim Convention Center. The DoubleTree Hotel Anaheim Orange County does not provide a hotel shuttle service from/to the airport. If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location. Attendees will receive the discounted parking rate of $10.00 per day.  Wi-Fi in all guest rooms will be complimentary.

Rates:

Single/Double: $131 + tax

Triple: $141 + tax

Quad: $151.00 + tax

You can make your hotel reservations at the DoubleTree Hilton with the following link:

Your web page address is: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SNACCDT-AS6-20160705/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

***Hotel Alternatives***

Embassy Suites located at 400 N. State College Blvd. 714-938-1111

Driving Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton can be found here.

Sheraton Garden Grove located at 12221 Harbor Blvd. 714-703-8400

Driving Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton can be found here.

Anaheim Marriott located at 700 W. Convention Way 714-750-8000

Driving Directions to Doubletree by Hilton can be found here.

*** If you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations, please email events [at] asccc.org.***

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Workshop 2: Curriculum Basics for New Curriculum Chairs July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
Workshop 4: Curriculum Basics for New CIOs and Deans July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
Workshop 3: Curriculum Basics for New Curriculum Specialists July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
State of the Senate July 7, 2016 - 9:00am
Curriculum and Publication – Catalogs and Class Schedules July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
COR 101: The Nuts and Bolts of the Course Outline of Record July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Math Graduation Requirements and Alternative Math Pathways July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Explaining and Communicating Faculty Purview over Curriculum to Board Members and External Stakeholder July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Creating and Revising Curriculum – The Role of Program Review July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
The Future of CSU Transfer Pathways: Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) and Model Curriculum July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Philosophy and Future of General Education: A Conversation July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Curriculum Basics for Senate Presidents, Deans, and Chief Instructional Officers July 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Effective Local Curriculum Approval Processes July 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
Foundation Update July 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
Effective Practices for Creating Curriculum Handbooks July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Workforce Task Force Curriculum Recommendations – Implementation Next Steps July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Placing Courses in Disciplines July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
The Challenge of Unit Creep, Contact Hours, and the 60 Unit Limit for ADTs July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Course Substitution and Reciprocity in Local Degrees and Certificates, ADTs, and General Education July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Curriculum Conversations with K-12 and Local Universities July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
CTE Curriculum Basics July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Basics of Noncredit July 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
What Every Curriculum Committee Needs to Know July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Course Repetition Four Years Later July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
From Course Objectives to Course SLOs to Program SLOs July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Placing Courses in Local GE Patterns – Models for Effective Practice July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
UC Transfer Pathways and UC Participation in C-ID July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
he Common Assessment Is Finally Here July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Developing New CTE Programs – From Inception to Approval and the Importance of Being Intentional July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
CTE Advisory Boards – Roles, Responsibilities, and Effective Practices July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Distance Education Addendums and Other Distance Education Curriculum Concerns July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Curriculum and Accreditation July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
The Forgotten Ones– General Education and Institutional Learning Outcomes July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Curriculum Hot Topics – An Update from SACC July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
General Education Basics July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Noncredit Programs: Starting One from Scratch and Moving Credit Courses into Noncredit July 8, 2016 - 9:00am
The Role and Responsibilities of Administration in Curriculum July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Distance Education - Effective Practices for Regular and Effective Contact July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
The Credit Hour Strikes Back –Beyond Lecture and Lab July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Prerequisites – Content Review, Statistical Validation, and Assessing Disproportionate Impact July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Curriculum Committee Meetings – Keeping Meetings On Track and Committee Engaged July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Dual Enrollment July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
State Initiative Update – The Education Planning Initiative July 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Panel Discussion: The New PCAH and Curriculum Inventory July 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
Collaborative Programs and the Regionalization of CTE Curriculum July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
It’s Not Just About the Discipline - The Impact of Curricular Decisions Beyond the Classroom July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
The WICHE Passport Project July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Writing New Courses – Effective Practices for a High Quality Integrated Course Outline of Record July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
The New PCAH and Curriculum Inventory – General Session Follow-Up July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Cultural Competency Across the Curriculum July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Effective Practices for Creating and Using Noncredit Certificates July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Curriculum Specialists - Roles and Responsibilities July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Breaking the Code July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Curriculum and Emotions – Solving Problems and Resolving Conflicts July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
The ASCCC Resources for Curriculum and Your Curriculum Committee July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Working Together: Counseling, Articulation and Curriculum July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Open Educational Resources and AB 798 Grants July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Collaborative CTE Programs: Yours, Mine, or Ours? July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Stackable Certificates July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
CTE Hot Topics July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Improving Student Success – Acceleration in ESL and Developmental English, and Promoting Reading Across the Curriculum July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Credit for Prior Learning and Work Experience July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Curriculum and Integrated Planning: Effective Practices to Improve Curriculum Development Processes and Student Success July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
From the COR to the Classroom: Strategies for Achieving a Balance Between Academic Freedom and Compliance July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Associate Degrees for Transfer and C-ID: The Latest July 9, 2016 - 10:30am

Program

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Wednesday, July 6th

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-Session Workshops

Workshop 1:  CTE Data Unlocked and Curriculum
Laguna, 1st Floor

The Strong Workforce Program is providing new funding and requirements to create more CTE offerings and improved CTE courses and programs. This session will walk attendees through implications for curriculum development and approval and introduce them to tools and resources that can support them in this process. Using a scenario-based process, attendees will also have a chance to explore labor market information, employment outcomes, and regional offerings in the LaunchBoard.

12:00 p.m. to 14:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

14:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m. Three Separate Tracks

Workshop 2:  Curriculum Basics for New Curriculum Chairs
Laguna, 1st Floor

This session is intended for new curriculum chairs or those curriculum chairs that are still new to the process.  The intent of this workshop is to provide an overview of the responsibilities of a curriculum chair along with ideas on how to stay on well-informed.   Additionally, the presentation will include an overview on how to work with curriculum committee members and others on campus that are valuable to the smooth flow of the curriculum process.  The focus will be on the role of the curriculum chair and effective ways to manage time and workload.

Workshop 3:  Curriculum Basics for New Curriculum Specialists
Newport, 1st Floor

This workshop is intended for new or newer curriculum specialists and examines the basics of the roles and responsibilities of curriculum specialists.  The presenters will also review the requirements and procedures for submitting curriculum to the Chancellor’s Office.

Workshop 4: Curriculum Basics for New CIOs and Deans
Malibu, 1st Floor

This workshop is intended for new or newer chief instructional officers (CIOs) and curriculum deans and provides a basic overview of basic curriculum topics and the roles and responsibilities of curriculum committees, with a focus on the role of the CIO and deans in the curriculum process.

Thursday, July 7th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. General Session One
Grand Ballroom

Welcome
John Freitas, ASCCC Curriculum Committee Chair

State of the Senate
Julie Bruno, ASCCC President

State of the Chancellor’s Office
Pam Walker, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Chancellor’s Office

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session One

  1. COR 101: The Nuts and Bolts of the Course Outline of Record
    International Center, 1st Floor
    This breakout will share everything attendees ever wanted to know about the course outline of record (COR), from the elements required to the elements suggested to ways to develop a solid COR. Presenters will share representative samples of good CORs and discuss effective practices for creating the COR.
  2. Curriculum and Public Documents – Catalogs, Class Schedules
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    Colleges must follow state and accreditation requirements pertaining to public availability of curriculum and course offerings. Join us at this breakout to find out if your college is in compliance. Presenters will identify what is required versus what is recommended and will explore effective practices. Discussion will also include the relationship between curriculum and the college catalog, class schedule, and college publications as well as the need for accuracy and consistency among public documents. This session is intended to share information, facilitate dialogue, and learn from each other. If you are a new curriculum chair, administrator, curriculum committee member, curriculum specialist, or simply in need of a refresher, this breakout is for you.
  3. Curriculum Basics for Senate Presidents, Deans, and Chief Instructional Officers
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    Curriculum is a continuous priority on every campus and involves the input and attention of faculty and administration. This session will focus on the communication links and processes necessary to ensure a smooth and balanced curriculum process on local colleges.
  4. Math Graduation Requirements and Alternative Math Pathways
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    The math graduation requirement is often a barrier to degree completion for many of our students.  This situation has led to efforts to develop and implement alternatives to the traditional pathway for completing this graduation requirement.  At this breakout, attendees will learn of the current math graduation requirements for the associate degree, alternative math pathways, and the positions and requirements regarding students taking transfer level math to meet quantitative reasoning at the CSU and UC.
  5. A Conversation about the Philosophy and Future of General Education
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    The establishment of ADTs, the advent of the pilot baccalaureate degrees, and the current focus on CTE programs have stimulated various conversations about general education requirements for our students.  This breakout will provide an opportunity for discussions about the direction of general education in the CSU and the possible future directions for general education in the California Community Colleges.
  6. Creating and Revising Curriculum – The Role of Program Review
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    Course and program self-assessment should be the heart of an academic program review, which can lead faculty to a thoughtful, data-informed evaluation of their courses and course sequences leading to certificates and degrees. In this breakout session, participants will discuss how program review can facilitate those conversations and decisions, what elements should be present in a program review process to make it useful for curriculum review, and how accreditation standards are an important consideration.
  7. The Future of CSU Transfer Pathways: Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) and Model Curriculum
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    The work of streamlining transfer pathways between community colleges and the CSU continues with the development of new transfer model curricula (TMCs) and the exploration of model curricula that could be used to address struggles with units and discrepancies with the new UC transfer pathways. Please join us for an interactive discussion about ADTs, model curriculum, and what it all means for students planning to transfer to the CSU.
  8. Explaining and Communicating Faculty Purview over Curriculum to Board Members and External Stakeholder
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    Collegial consultation regarding curriculum is one of the “10+1” areas of academic purview under Title 5. However, many local board members and other interested parties may not be fully versed in the details of the community college governance system and thus may not have a strong understanding of the faculty’s role in curriculum development and consultation.  This breakout will consider what you can expect board members and other stakeholders to understand about curriculum roles and processes and how to communicate faculty purview, rights, and responsibilities effectively.

12:00 p.m. to 14:15 p.m. General Session Two: Luncheon

Foundation Update
Ginni May, Foundation President

Effective Local Curriculum Approval Processes        
The 2015-2016 ASCCC Curriculum Committee

The Fall 2015 report of the Strong Workforce Task Force includes recommendations to streamline curriculum approval processes at the state, regional, and local level. This interactive session will present recommendations for evaluating and improving local curriculum approval processes.

14:30 p.m. to 15:45 p.m. Breakout Session Two

  1. CTE Curriculum Basics
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Compared to non-CTE programs, the development and revision of CTE curriculum have additional requirements. Learn the important elements to consider when moving new CTE curriculum from concept to completion.
  2. Effective Practices for Creating Curriculum Handbooks
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    This breakout will examine what a curriculum handbook is, and what it is good for. Come to this session to learn about the benefits of a curriculum handbook and the “how-to” of creating a curriculum handbook for your college.
  3. Curriculum Conversations with K-12 and Local Universities
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    More and more, colleges are focusing on establishing intentional pathways from K-12 to the community college and from the community college to the university.   Come to this breakout to learn about how the curriculum for these pathways is established and about conversations that should take place among the K-12, community colleges, and baccalaureate institutions.
  4. Basics of Non-Credit
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    This session will examine the basics of noncredit curriculum, including Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) noncredit and methods for integrating noncredit into instructional programs.  Attendees will also learn what curriculum-related discussions and actions are needed to develop and implement noncredit curriculum in ways that truly help students.
  5. Placing Courses in Disciplines
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    The path to placing courses into disciplines has many twists and turns.  With the emergence of new programs and course subjects, this process can be confusing, particularly when there is no corresponding discipline title in the Disciplines List. This breakout will cover the requirements and the "what," “how,” “why,” and “where” for placing courses in disciplines.
  6. Workforce Task Force Curriculum Recommendations – Implementation Next Steps
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    In Fall 2015, the Board of Governors approved the recommendations of the Workforce Task Force, several of which involve curriculum.  Participants in this breakout will discuss these recommendations and the next steps for implementing them.
  7. High Unit ADTs – Meeting the 60-unit limit
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    Come to this breakout to learn about high unit Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) and how some colleges are able to meet the 60-unit limit and meet the requirements of SB 440 (Padilla, 2010). Presenters will examine options for moving forward for those colleges that are facing challenges in meeting the SB 440 requirement while doing what is best for students.
  8. Course Substitution and Reciprocity in Local Degrees and Certificates, ADTs, and General Education
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    This breakout will examine the meaning of reciprocity and how it affects our associate degrees and certificates. Attendees will learn how to effectively implement a reciprocity process where it can eliminate barriers for students while at the same time cutting the cost of higher education and reducing the necessity of course repetition.

15:45 p.m. to 16:00 p.m. Coffee Break

16:00 p.m. to 17:15 p.m. Breakout Session Three

  1. From Course Objectives to Course SLOs to Program SLOs
    International Center, 1st Floor
    At a fundamental level, student learning outcomes are statements of the impact of curriculum and teaching on students since they measure what a student can do after experiencing curriculum developed by faculty. Yet, faculty are still challenged to see outcomes as a curriculum matter and may perceive them more as ancillary to the course outline. In this breakout, presenters will examine the connection between objectives and outcomes at the course and program level in order to help faculty find more meaning and value in assessing outcomes.
  2. UC Transfer Pathways and UC Participation in C-ID
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    In 2015-16, the University of California (UC) announced the creation of new UC Transfer Pathways for each of UC’s 21 most popular majors for transfer students.  UC has also initiated a pilot program for participating in C-ID.  This breakout will provide an overview of the UC Transfer Pathways and the progress toward achieving their intended goal of expanding access to UC to California community colleges students.
  3. The Common Assessment Is Finally Here
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    The common assessment has finally arrived, and colleges will begin using the new assessment system to assess and place students beginning in Fall 2016. Colleges need to understand how the common assessment differs from their current assessment tests and must make certain that they are ready to implement the common assessment system locally. Please join us for an update about the common assessment system and a discussion about what colleges should be doing to prepare for local implementation.
  4. Course Repetition Four Years Later
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    In 2011 new repeatability regulations were implemented. Since then, much work has been done at the colleges to respond to the changes. In this breakout, attendees will learn about the repeatability regulations and the difference between repeatability and course repetition.  Presenters will also offer examples of effective practices for working within the requirements of the regulations.
  5. Curriculum Development and Serving Students with Disabilities
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    Anyone developing a curriculum proposal should consider how that proposal will meet the needs of students with disabilities. Faculty involved in curriculum development need to understand academic accommodations and how to assess learning materials and assignments for accessibility issues. Resources are available to assist faculty in designing and delivering curriculum that can effectively be used by all students.  At this breakout, attendees will learn about the requirements, resources, and common practices for successfully meeting the needs of students with disabilities through effective curriculum design.
  6. Developing New CTE Programs – From Inception to Approval and the Importance of Being Intentional
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    The development of new CTE programs must be thoughtful and carefully considered, as a clear need for the program must is demonstrated.  This breakout will examine what is involved with creating new CTE Programs, from sector navigators to the curriculum inventory.
  7. Placing Courses in Local GE Patterns – Models for Effective Practice
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    All colleges are required to include at least 18 units of general education for the associate degree in the areas defined in Title 5 regulations.  Curriculum committees must determine whether or not a course is suitable for the local general education pattern and determine which area to place a specific course into.  This breakout will offer considerations and effective practices for assigning courses to general education patterns.
  8. What Every Curriculum Committee Needs to Know
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    The curriculum committee bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that all curriculum proposals meet the standards of quality and rigor expected for college curriculum before they are presented to the governing board for approval. This breakout explores the basic information that every curriculum committee member needs to know in order to be an effective participant in such a committee. Presenters will discuss effective practices for training curriculum committees that will enable their members to fulfill their important responsibilities in service to their colleges.

17:30 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. Foundation Reception
Veranda
The Academic Senate Foundation for California Community Colleges invites you to join us for a no-host bar with light refreshments.

Friday, July 8th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session Four

  1. Submitting Curriculum to the Chancellor’s Office – The Basics
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Once curriculum is approved at the local level, new curriculum and revised curriculum must be submitted to the Chancellor’s Office for approval before it can be included in the college catalog and offered to students. In this breakout, attendees will learn the basics of submitting curriculum to the Chancellor’s Office.
  2. Distance Education Addendums and Other Distance Education Curriculum Concerns
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    Attendees in this breakout will hear about the requirements regarding curriculum for teaching courses in a distance education format, including topics such as whether distance education sections should have different or separate curriculum.  The presenters will offer examples of effective curriculum practices for distance education.  
  3. Curriculum Hot Topics – An Update from SACC
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    The System Advisory Committee on Curriculum (SACC) is always at the center of statewide curriculum conversations.  Topics such as cooperative work experience, experimental courses and the return of local stand-alone course approval, and the credit hour are always a source of discussion.  This breakout provides an overview of various hot topics in curriculum.
  4. Noncredit Programs: Starting One from Scratch and Moving Credit Courses into Noncredit
    Sunset 1st Floor
    With the recent equalization of Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) noncredit apportionment with that for credit courses, more colleges are considering establishing, or even expanding, noncredit programs.  This breakout will examine what noncredit programs are and how a college creates and implements them, as well as how a college determines whether or not to move credit curriculum into noncredit. Come to this breakout to learn about noncredit programs and what is involved in creating one.
  5. General Education Basics
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    Every student that completes a degree is required to complete general education. However, general education requirements are not the same at all colleges, nor are policies on matters such as “double-counting.” In this breakout, attendees will learn about general education at the community college, California State University, the University of California, and other transfer institutions.
  6. Curriculum and Accreditation
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    Curriculum is a key component of the accreditation standards.  In this breakout, attendees will learn about the requirements for curriculum in relation to the requirements of accreditation and lessons learned by our presenters during their recent accreditation visits.
  7. CTE Advisory Boards – Roles, Responsibilities, and Effective Practices
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    All CTE programs are required by law to have an advisory board and to meet with it regularly.  Come to this breakout to learn about the role, responsibilities, and effective practices for CTE Advisory Boards.
  8. The Forgotten Ones– General Education and Institutional Learning Outcomes
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    ACCJC accreditation standard II.A.12 requires colleges to establish a general education component in all degrees that includes courses based on their student learning outcomes. The focus of these outcomes is specified in the standards, and colleges have many interpretations for how to comply. In this breakout, participants will review the standard and the various ways a college might comply and develop assessment methods that lead to meaningful data for program improvement.

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session Five

  1. Curriculum Committee Meetings – Keeping Meetings On Track and Committee Engaged
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Many curriculum committees have a tendency to become mired in weedy or tangential discussions and thus fail to complete the work in their meetings as efficiently as they should. In this breakout, attendees will learn strategies and processes for running curriculum committee meetings smoothly and productively. Participants will discuss challenges they face locally and discuss strategies for addressing them based on the recently approved ASCCC white paper on curriculum approval processes.
  2. The Role and Responsibilities of Administrators in Curriculum
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    Curriculum is the purview of faculty.  However, administrators play a supporting role to faculty in the development of curriculum and are responsible for ensuring that curriculum is legally compliant and can be supported by the college. In this breakout, current chief instructional officers and deans will discuss how they view their roles in supporting the curriculum process.
  3. State Initiative Update – The Education Planning Initiative
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    In response to the Student Success Task Force recommendation to ensure that every student has an education plan, the Education Planning Initiative was launched in 2013 to provide statewide technology tools for student education plan development. This breakout will provide an update on the progress and status of the EPI.
  4. Meeting Expectations - Chancellor’s Office New Course and Program Approval
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    When new courses and programs are submitted to the Chancellor’s Office for approval, the reviewers examine proposals to make sure they meet the requirements stated in the Program Course Approval Handbook (PCAH).  This breakout will provide a review of what those requirements are and what standards the reviewers use to determine whether or not the proposal will be approved.
  5. Dual Enrollment
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    With the passage of AB 288 (Holden, 2015), community college and high school districts are looking at dual enrollment to improve student success, provide pathways for transitioning from high school to college, and create means by which students can begin preparing for careers.  This breakout will examine the kinds of programs most likely to benefit students and whether or not dual enrollment would be a good fit for any specific college and its students.
  6. Prerequisites – Content Review, Statistical Validation, and Assessing Disproportionate Impact
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    Colleges that use content review to establish prerequisites in reading, written expression, and mathematics are required to develop an implementation plan that includes assessment of the impact on students, in particular whether or not disproportionate impacts on specific populations of students are observed. This breakout explores how the process is working in different settings, the critical steps necessary for local implementation, and tools and resources participants can take back to their campuses to begin the discussion locally.
  7. The Credit Hour Strikes Back –Beyond Lecture and Lab 
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    The proper relationship between student learning hours and credit hours (or units) has been the topic of much discussion. This breakout session will examine definitions of the credit hour, including how it is defined for college programs where students earn unit credit such as work experience, directed clinical study, and clock hour programs.  Attendees will explore the credit hour and how it is properly applied to various types of courses.
  8. Distance Education - Effective Practices for Regular and Effective Contact
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    Curriculum committees are required to separately approve all proposals for distance education courses to ensure that online instruction is delivered through regular and effective contact (Title 5 §55204 and U.S.  Department of Education 34 C.F.R. §602.3).  This breakout explores effective practices for regular and effective contact and how to train a curriculum committee to critically review distance education proposals for instructional methods that ensure regular and effective contact.

12:00 p.m. to 14:15 p.m. General Session Three
Grand Ballroom

Luncheon

Panel Discussion:  The New PCAH and Curriculum Inventory

The 6th edition of the Program Course Approval Handbook (PCAH) will soon be approved by the Board of Governors.  At the same time, work has progressed on the development of the new Curriculum Inventory system.  This session will present a review of the changes to the PCAH and the Curriculum Inventory.

14:30 p.m. to 15:45 p.m. Breakout Session Six

  1. Curriculum Specialists  - Roles and Responsibilities
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Curriculum specialists play a key role in the college curriculum process, and the work can be daunting at first for those new to this role.  This breakout will review the role of the curriculum specialist and offer helpful information on surviving and thriving in this position from real-life curriculum specialists.
  2. The New PCAH and Curriculum Inventory – General Session Follow-Up
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    The Chancellor’s Office staff and members of the System Advisory on Curriculum Committee have revised the PCAH. Meanwhile, the Curriculum Inventory system is being redesigned.  The two are interconnected. Attend this follow up to the general session to ask the presenters more about the changes and features in the 6th edition of the PCAH and the new Curriculum Inventory.
  3. Writing New Courses – Effective Practices for a High Quality Integrated Course Outline of Record
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    Writing a quality course outline of record that clearly demonstrates both the scope and rigor in all aspects of a course is important for many reasons.  This breakout will provide guidance on how to write a course outline of record that communicates to fellow faculty and to the public that the course meets the appropriate expectations of rigor.
  4. It’s Not Just About the Discipline - The Impact of Curricular Decisions Beyond the Classroom
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    Curriculum proposals are often viewed only in terms of what will happen in the classroom and the discipline.  However, curriculum changes, however seemingly minor, may have unintended impacts on other programs or on the college as a whole, which can lead to disputes that have adverse effects for students and faculty.  This breakout explores the importance of evaluating curriculum proposals through the lens of the entire institution.
  5. Effective Practices for Creating and Using Noncredit Certificates
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    The equalization of Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) noncredit apportionment with credit apportionment has spurred interest in the effective use of noncredit.  This breakout explores effective practices for the creation and use of noncredit certificates of completion and competency.
  6. Working with Your Regional Consortium and Deputy Sector Navigators
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    CTE program development requires additional communication by colleges with parties outside the institution. As programs are considered, Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) can help a college determine whether a specific program is needed in that college’s region.  In addition, proposals for new CTE programs must be reviewed by local regional consortia before being submitted to the Chancellor’s Office.  This breakout explores how to effectively work with regional consortia and DSN in the development of new CTE programs.
  7. The WICHE Passport Project
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Passport originated as a grass-roots effort by academic leaders in the WICHE region to improve graduation rates, shorten time to degree, and save students money. This project might also potentially strengthen existing articulation agreements and help institutions in continuous improvement efforts. All of the Passport elements have been designed by faculty, registrars, institutional researchers, and academic advisors. These individuals have come together in both intra- and interstate meetings to develop the new framework that is based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria, rather than credits and courses, and discussions have involved both California State University and California community college faculty leaders.  This breakout will provide more information about this groundbreaking initiative.
  8. Cultural Competency Across the Curriculum
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    A sense of our students’ capacity as learners is central to an institutional framework of equity and inclusion that is necessary for closing the success and persistence gaps for disproportionally impacted student populations. Our students learn and demonstrate their learning better in culturally sensitive learning environments where they and their prior learning and experiences are central to the design of their instruction. In this session, faculty from San Diego Mesa College will share the structure of their five-day Curriculum Redesign Institute as well as their personal curricular redesign so that participants will leave with awareness and tools for facilitating the discussion with their curriculum committees and senates as well as for immediate use in the participants’ own instructional design.

15:45 p.m. to 16:00 p.m. Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

16:00 p.m. to 17:15 p.m. Breakout Session Seven

  1. Collaborative Programs and the Regionalization of CTE Curriculum
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Collaborative programs between colleges and districts in a region are viewed as a way to expand CTE degree and certificate options for students who may not otherwise have access to the courses needed for completion.  Panelists on this breakout will explore models and effective practices for establishing collaborative programs.
  2. Working Together: Counseling, Articulation and Curriculum
    Sequoia, 2nd Floor
    Counselors and articulation officers should be active in the curriculum design and approval processes at all colleges. This breakout will explain why these faculty colleagues should be an integral part of the college curriculum process and will discuss ways to allow for their inclusion.
  3. Open Educational Resources and AB 798 Grants
    Malibu, 1st Floor
    Open educational resources (OER) are seen by many as ways to reduce student costs for textbooks and course materials.  AB 798 (Bonilla, 2015) created OER incentive funding opportunities for colleges interested in integrating OER materials into their campuses.  This breakout will examine the status of OER efforts as well as Z Pathways and Degree programs.
  4. Curriculum and Emotions – Solving Problems and Resolving Conflicts
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    Curriculum is often a labor of love for faculty.  When a curriculum committee questions a proposal, emotions can come to the surface and conflicts can erupt.  This breakout explores strategies for solving problems and resolving conflicts when emotions become part of curriculum discussions.
  5. Breaking the Code
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    Courses and programs have various data codes associated with them for various reasons, including TOP codes, CIP codes, SAM codes, and CB codes.  This breakout will review what the various codes are and explain why we have them and why they are important.
  6. Using Instructional Design Standards to Address Equity Gaps in Distance Education
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    Colleges are expected to identify and address equity gaps among their students.  Addressing equity gaps in distance education presents special challenges, but also opportunities, due to the nature of the online education.  This breakout explores equity issues in distance education and how employing course design standards can be a means to not only help a college address distance education equity issues but also to improve retention and success in distance education more generally.
  7. Stackable Certificates
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    Come to this session to learn why and how programs should be considering stackable certificates or credentials and how a program could benefit from those stackable certificates or credentials. This presentation will allow participants to understand why they should be creating these new awards to benefit and improve student and program success rates.
  8. The ASCCC Resources for Curriculum and Your Curriculum Committee
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has many curriculum-related resources available to assist faculty, administrators, and staff.  Presenters will review the available resources and how they can be used effectively at colleges.

Saturday, July 9th

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session Eight

  1. Table Discussions with the Chancellor’s Office Staff
    Grand Ballroom
    Come to the Chancellor’s Office question and answer session to meet one-on-one with staff from the Curriculum and Instruction staff and have your questions answered.
  2. Curriculum and Integrated Planning:  Effective Practices to Improve Curriculum Development Processes and Student Success
    International Center, 1st Floor
    Presenters will engage in thoughtful dialogue and activities surrounding a statewide effort by the Chancellor’s Office Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Division and its partners, including the RP Group, 3CSN, Career Ladders Program, and ASCCC. This California-wide effort is to lay out a framework of integrated planning that includes exemplary practices with corresponding resources and tools needed to undertake and execute successful integrated planning designed by and for community colleges. The long-term goal is to affect change in colleges’ use of integrated practices. This interactive session will focus on the integrated planning curriculum and accreditation links.
  3. The Online Education Initiative: Using OEI Resources Locally to Improve Online Education
    Malibu, 1st Floor

    The Online Education Initiative (OEI) has resulted in the development and availability of a wide array of online education resources, from the adoption of Canvas at no cost to colleges to the availability of online student preparation and readiness tools.  This breakout will review and discuss the OEI resources available for local use.

  4. Improving Student Success – Acceleration in ESL and Developmental English, and Promoting Reading Across the Curriculum
    Sunset, 1st Floor
    As colleges look for ways to successfully get their basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) students into college-level coursework and to completion, acceleration through the basic skills and ESL sequences has been suggested as a means to increase student success.  This breakout will explore models for successful acceleration of students through developmental English and ESL and the use of the Reading Apprenticeship model to increase success across the curriculum and improve basic skills and ESL success.
  5. From the COR to the Classroom: Strategies for Achieving a Balance Between Academic Freedom and Compliance
    Redwood, 2nd Floor
    Title 5 §55002 requires that all instructors follow the official course outline of record (COR) across all course sections taught. Additionally, the COR is the basis of many important processes: establishing articulation and transfer agreements, C-ID approval, creating degrees and certificates, and establishing and reviewing prerequisites. Clearly the integrity of the COR is imperative, but adherence to the COR can raise questions regarding the academic freedom of the faculty and whether every faculty member must teach every course section in exactly the same manner. Please join us for a discussion on how to create a COR that allows faculty to be creative and innovative while still preserving the structured standards for course quality and content.
  6. CTE Hot Topics
    Lassen, 2nd Floor
    The report and recommendations of the Strong Workforce Task Force has placed Career Technical Education programs in the spotlight.  This breakout will present and discuss the latest hot topics in CTE.
  7. Credit for Prior Learning and Work Experience
    Redondo, 1st Floor
    Many colleges and other interested parties have expressed interest in finding ways to grant students college credit for learning and work experiences, including military experience, gained prior to enrolling in their current programs of study, thus allowing them the opportunity to move through their programs faster.  This breakout explores effective practices for granting such credit without compromising the integrity of the curriculum.
  8. CTE Data Unlocked and Curriculum
    Atrium, 1st Floor
    The Strong Workforce Program is providing new funding and requirements to provide more CTE offerings and improved CTE courses and programs This follow-up session to the pre-session workshop will walk attendees through implications for curriculum development and approval and introduce them to tools and resources that can support them in this process.

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 General Session Four
Grand Ballroom

Associate Degrees for Transfer and C-ID: The Latest

The C-ID system continues its work on the development of course descriptors and transfer model curriculum (TMC), including the release of the first two area of emphasis TMCs this past year.  This session will offer an update on recent developments in C-ID and ADTs. 

11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks