2013 Fall Plenary Session

Event Dates

Presentations are being added everyday!
This Fall Session's theme is "Engineering Success: Gearing up for the Future"

Welcome to 2013 Fall Plenary Session 

With increased funds to add sections and support students before they enroll in classes, our colleges are gearing up to engineer the greatest level of student success yet.  Last year we recognized an evolutionary transition where only the strong survived; however, today we are experiencing an intentional transformation where we can chose the direction and the means to achieve it.  This year, the Fall 2013 Plenary will showcase the latest regarding proposed performance metrics for the colleges, the newly proposed accreditation standards, and much more that faculty leaders need to know and understand.  Breakout sessions on curriculum, minimum qualifications and governance will be offered for new and returning senate officers with our usual attention to hot topics and empowering faculty success.  Join us as we celebrate what we do well, examine where we need to improve, and intentionally transform our institutions.


Beth Smith


Early Registration Deadline: October 29, 2013


Early Full Session Fee: $375 (through October 29th) 
Full Session Fee: $425 (after October 29th) 

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

Early Saturday Only Fee: $195 (through October 29th)
Saturday Only Fee: $245 (through October 29th) 

The cost includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, session packet, and materials.

Payment in full is required prior to attending the event. Attendees must pay before October 29, 2013 in order to secure the early registration rate.

Register Online

Call our office at (916) 445-4753 with questions. 


The cancellation deadline for a full refund is October 29, 2013. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here. Any request for refunds received after October 29, 2013 will be reviewed by the Executive Director. Please keep in mind that registrations are transferable. All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee.

Call Meuy Saechao, ASCCC Accounting Clerk, at (916) 445-4753 x 107 with any payment questions. 

Hotel & Travel

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612-1004
The ASCCC group rate is $130+tax per night for singles/doubles.
This rate includes guest room internet and discounted parking. Rooms must be booked before Wednesday, October 21, 2013 to secure the group rate. The rate, based on availability, is offered three days before and after this event. Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 or the hotel directly at (949) 553-0100 and ask for the Academic Senate group rate. For your convenience, an online registration link is also provided to reserve your room today. We have secured three types of rooming options to fit your needs.
Single/Double - $130 rate (+tax)/night
Triple - $150 rate (+tax)/night
Quad - $170 rate (+tax)/night
Secure your reservation at the ASCCC group rate and receive the special incentives offered to ASCCC guests today!
The Irvine, CA Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of Orange County and just minutes from Newport and Huntington Beach.Guests can take advantage of world-class indoor and outdoor shopping at nearby Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. This has earned the ENERGY STAR® label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
You have three airport close to the property to choose from - John Wayne, Long Beach and LAX. For those flying into John Wayne Airport-Orange County, the Marriott's complimentary shuttle service will bring you to the Marriott door within minutes. Click here to view transportation options and driving directions to the Irvine Marriott.
ASCCC registrants will receive a discounted self-parking rate of $7.00 a day at the Irvine Marriott while attending Session.
ASCCC guests staying at the Irvine Marriott will receive complimentary high speed internet access in their guestroom.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
New Delegate Information Session
Emergency Preparedness, Campus Safety, and Faculty Responsibilities
I'm New! Now What? Pointers for Plenary and Faculty Decision-making at the State Level
The Academic Senate Election Process: What Works and What We Might Change
Are Your Students ColleGE Educated?
Curriculum: What Senate Leaders Need to Know
Egregious Student Cheating: What Can Faculty Do?
To MOOC or not to MOOC?
New Accreditation Standards: Feedback Needed
Recommendation versus Recommendation: When to Apply the 2-Year Rule
MQ: Equivalency and Disciplines
Mission Creep: Can We Do It All?
Student Support (Re)defined - From Research to Action on Your Campus
Facilitating the Establishment of Articulation between High Schools and CCCs
The Death of Repeatability: Impact and Enrollment Trends
What Do You Mean We Have to Offer Student Services Online?
Basic Skills - The Vanishing Act
Prerequisites Changed My Life
Nuts and Bolts for New Senate Leaders
Evaluating the Academic Senate: Process, Proposals, and Possibilities
Sibling Rivalry: Making Senate/Union Relations Work on Your Campus
Legislative Activities: How the Senate Represents You in Sacramento
The Future of the Academic Senate's Professional Development
Ethical Leadership
C-ID and TMC: Making the Gears Turn
What's Going on with Accreditation?! Keeping Up With Recent Events
Scorecard, Salary Surfer and What's Next - Scripting the Future of Technology
State of the Senate
Implementing your Student Success Plan


The following materials will assist attendees at the Spring 2013 Plenary Session understand the resolution process, as well as discuss and debate the proposed resolutions attached below.

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