Noncredit/Curriculum Regional Meetings

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is excited to announce our first ever Noncredit Curriculum Regional Meetings! The meetings will be Friday, March 20 at Foothill College and Saturday, March 21 at Cerritos College. In the 15-16 academic year, the funding for some noncredit courses (Career Development and College Preparation) will be equal to credit courses. Due to these funding changes, CTE initiatives and the restructuring of adult and continuing education, colleges will need to use this opportunity to examine their noncredit and credit courses and assess how they can best serve the needs of their students.

We will begin the day with a presentation on the nuts and bolts of noncredit curriculum and programs. John Stanskas, the Senate’s AB 86 workgroup representative, will offer some insights as to how funding changes can impact opportunities for our students in basics skills and CTE programs. After lunch, we will ask college teams to discuss the viability and opportunity of noncredit instruction to benefit their students and how their college’s decision-making processes may impact the discussion at their colleges. Curriculum committee members and participants from colleges with noncredit programs will be on hand to provide guidance about the opportunities and challenges in noncredit. The goal of this session is for participants to draft a working plan to help colleges make informed decisions about the appropriate curricular offerings at their colleges.

We encourage you to bring a team of faculty, senate leaders, curriculum chairs, and administrators who are making decisions about building their noncredit programs and evaluating curriculum.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required so we can ensure appropriate lunch accommodations. When you register, please identify which of your team members are faculty and which are administrators.

Warmest regards,

Debbie Klein, At-large Representative

Noncredit Committee Chair

Michelle Grimes-Hillman, South Representative

Curriculum Committee Chair



Friday, March 20, 2015

Foothill College

12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (Get directions).

The regional meeting will be held in room 5001. (See Map) We have provided a parking pass for the day. Attendees will need to print the parking pass and place it on the dash of your car. Please use parking lot 5 and 6. (See Parking Permit)


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 (Get directions

The regional meeting will be held in the college's Teleconference Center in the middle of campus. Please use parking lot parking C-1 on the northeast side of campus (off Alondra Boulevard). (See Map)

Please Contact Kiana Traylor, ASCCC Administrative Assistant at (916) 445-4753 ext 101 or Kiana [at] if you have any questions or need to cancel your resgistration. 

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Friday, March 20, 2015 and Saturday, March 21, 2015

North and South

9:30 am to 3:00 pm


March 20: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road • Los Altos Hills, CA • 94022

March 21: Cerritos College, 11190 Alondra Blvd.• Norwalk, CA• 90650


9:30-10:00 am             Registration and Sign-in


10:00-10:15 am            Welcome and Introductions

Michelle Grimes-Hillman, ASCCC Curriculum Committee Chair

Debbie Klein, ASCCC Noncredit Committee Chair


10:15-11:15 am           Noncredit Nuts and Bolts: The students, the curriculum, and the funding

Rich Cameron, Cerritos College, ASCCC Curriculum Committee

Jarek Janio, ASCCC Noncredit Committee

Candace Lynch-Thompson, ASCCC Noncredit Committee

David Norton, ASCCC Noncredit Committee

Sofia Ramirez-Gelpi, ASCCC Curriculum Committee


11:15-12:00 pm           Statewide Focus on Career Development and College Preparation: New opportunities for Student Access and Success

John Stanskas, Secretary, ASCCC


12:00-12:30 pm           Lunch


12:30-2:30 pm            College Decision-Making About Noncredit Instruction

ASCCC Noncredit Committee

ASCCC Curriculum Committee

This participatory session is for faculty, senate leaders, curriculum chairs and administrators invested in creating opportunities to enhance student success and access. In light of CDCP funding changes, CTE initiatives, and the restructuring of adult and continuing education, new opportunities for college-wide discussions are vital to ensure colleges navigate the ever-changing balance between state funding and mandates with the mission of quality curriculum that enhances student success. Curriculum committee members and participants from colleges with noncredit programs will be on hand to provide guidance in how to facilitate these discussions locally. The goal of this session is for participants to draft a working plan to help their colleges make informed decisions about noncredit and credit instruction that best serves their students.


2:30-3:00 pm              Groups will come back together to share their plans.