2017 Curriculum Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 2017 Curriculum Institute will be held at the Riverside Convention Center 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501 on July 12 - 15, 2017.

The last few years have seen unprecedented changes to curriculum and curricular processes, from the introduction of baccalaureate degrees to local certification for approval of credit courses to guided pathways. While all of these changes are exciting, they can also be daunting to navigate for curriculum chairs, faculty, administrators, and classified professionals. This year’s Curriculum Institute will provide interactive workshops, breakout sessions, and opportunities for discussion designed to provide the tools and knowledge needed to keep all hands on deck when it comes to curriculum and curricular processes!

The Curriculum Committee is excited to announce that this year’s event will once again include an optional pre-session workshop on Wednesday, 12 July, which is designed for curriculum chairs, administrators, and curriculum specialists who are new to curriculum or would like to brush up on their knowledge. The afternoon workshops for curriculum chairs, administrators, and curriculum specialists will run from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 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 in order to attend.

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Early Registration: $540

Late Registration: $590

Wednesday Pre-Session Only: Included into your registration fee

** All Presenters are required to register. **

1 Day Presenter Registration: $110

2 Day Presenter Registration: $215

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card.  If you are choosing the check payment option, please select other payment options on the form at the bottom right.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel rooms.  Please see the Hotel tab below for reservation information.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty (June 12, 2017) is always posted at the bottom of 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 days prior (July 3, 2017 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.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Senate Office directly with a written notification at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

 Registration Deadlines:

June 12, 2017:  Refund registration less $175.00

July 3, 2017: Registration is non-refundable

Hotel & Travel


Alternative Hotels in Riverside

Marriott Riverside
3400 Market St, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 784-8000

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown
3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 321-3500

Courtyard by Marriott Riverside
1510 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 276-1200

Please contact Patti Hughes - Academic Senate Event Planner at 916-445-4753 ex102 with any questiond or patti [at] asccc.org.


Tentative program subject to change

Wednesday, July 12th 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-session Presentations

  1. New Curriculum Chairs
  2. New Curriculum Specialists
  3. New Curriculum Administrators

Thursday, July 13th

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

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. General Session:  Streamlining Curriculum

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1

  1. General Session:  Streamlining Curriculum
  2. Follow up to opening panel on changes to processe
  3. Basics of Noncredit
  4. General Education Basic
  5. Creating and Revising Curriculum – Program Review
  6. Roles of CTE Liaisons/Developing New CTE Programs 
  7. Moving from 2 year to 4 year Programs at the CCC
  8. The Impact of Curriculum Decisions Beyond the Classroom

12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lunch/General Session 2

State of the Senate
General Session 2: Reimagining our Model to Focus on Student Completion: The Guided Pathways Approach

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2

  1. Follow Up to General Session on Pathways
  2. Roles and Responsibilities of Administrators in Curriculum
  3. Financial Aid and Curriculum
  4. UC Transfer Pathways
  5. Curriculum and Public Documents (Catalogs, Class Schedules)
  6. Using Design Standards in Online Education to Address Equity Gaps
  7. OER and Zero Textbook Cost Degrees
  8. Collaborative Programs and CTE Curriculum

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3

  1. Placing Courses in Disciplines
  2. Explaining Faculty Purview to External Stakeholders/Boards
  3. Local Degrees, Graduation Requirements, and GE Patterns
  4. Working with Formerly Incarcerated ReEntry Students
  5. CTE Curriculum basics
  6. Beginning Noncredit Programs and Moving from Credit to Noncredit
  7. Creating Curriculum Handbooks
  8. Achieving the Balance Between Academic Freedom and Compliance

Friday, July 14th

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 4

  1. Training the Curriculum Committee
  2. Curriculum and Accreditation
  3. Breaking the Codes (TOP, CIP, SAM, CB)
  4. Working with Your Regional Consortia
  5. Succession Planning/Attracting New Faculty
  6. Curriculum Development and Serving Students with Disabilities
  7. Program Viability
  8. Counseling, Articulation, and Curriculum

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 5

  1. The Credit Hour
  2. Aligning TOP Codes project
  3. Course Sub/Reciprocity In Local Degrees/Certs/ADTs/GE
  4. Prerequisites
  5. Effective Practices for Creating and Using Certificates
  6. Legislative Issues and Curriculum 
  7. Curriculum and Emotions – Solving Problems and Resolving Conflicts
  8. Credit for Prior Learning

12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lunch

Foundation Update
General Session 3  Civic Engagement Across Curriculum /Protecting the Learning Environment

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session 6

  1. Placing courses in disciplines (Repeated from Breakout 3)
  2. Educational Program Development, AB 1985, the ASCSU QRTF, and Intermediate Algebra Competency – What are they, what has been done, and what’s next? 
  3. Distance Education Regular and Effective Contact Practices
  4. Opening Access, Increasing Success, and Confronting Inequity:  The Case for Establishing Co-Reqs and Multiple Measures Placement in Transfer-level Math and English
  5. Follow Up from Civic Engagement Panel
  6. Local Plans and Curriculum Design
  7. Curriculum Specialists Roles and Responsibilities
  8. California Guided Pathways – Needs Description

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Breakout Session 7

  1. Curriculum Basics for Allies
  2. Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory (COCI)
  3. Distance Education: In COR or as an Addendum, and Other DE Curriculum Issues
  4. Cultural Competency Across the Curriculum
  5. Apprenticeship
  6. Course Objectives to SLOS/PLOs/GELOs
  7. Pathways and Ramping up to CT
  8. Dual Enrollment and High School Articulation

Saturday, July 15th

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 8

  1. The Credit Hour (Repeated from Session 5)
  2. Table Discussions with the CCCCO
  3. Pathways and Ramping into Credit
  4. CTE Hot Topics
  5. GE Bloat and Sequencing
  6. Where the CBA Meets Curriculum
  7. Ensuring Proper Placement of Students
  8. Updates on the PCAH/Title 5

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. General Session 4

Training on Chancellor’s Office Certification