2018 Academic Academy

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event Date: September 14-15, 2018

Event Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton South San Francisco Airport | 250 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Navigating New Frontiers: Faculty Leadership in Guided Pathways

Guided pathways is not just another initiative; it is a framework for a comprehensive redesign of our colleges. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Guided Pathways Academy will empower faculty to move from designing and planning to implementation. Each college’s framework must honor its mission, vision, and culture by developing unique solutions to support the success of its students. Envision your next steps through an invigorating and collaborative institute focused on faculty developed tools and resources to support local guided pathways efforts.


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REGISTRATION | Online regsitration has closed. Please email events [at] asccc.org with registration questions.

The Academic Academy will be held September 14-15, 2018, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport. 

Early Registration Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018 5:00pm


General Conference Early Registration: $150

Late General Conference Registration: $200

Presenter's Fee: FREE

Pre- Session - Guided Pathways Liaison Training| Thursday, September 13: FREE, Liaisons must register for this Pre-Session.

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.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

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

Please make sure to revisit the eventbrite webpage to transfer your registration per the website instructions.

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 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 $150 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior 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 (.)

Hotel & Travel


Embassy Suites by Hilton South San Francisco Airport
250 Gateway Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA. 94080
The Embassy Suites by Hilton South San Francisco Airport is offering a special group rate of $159.00 USD per night for single/double.  To reserve your sleeping room for the event, pleasse use the provided reservations link below or please call 1-650-589-3400 and mention ASCCC 2018 ACADEMIC ACADEMY or the group code ASC. The cut-off date to reserve the special group rate is August 23, 2018. All reservation requests and/or changes received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Driving directions can be found here. They are located 10 miles south of downtown San Francisco. For those flying, San Francisco International Airport is the closest airport to the hotel. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the airport and a free daily trolley to and from Burlingame (11:30am to 9pm) and a complimentary motor coach to downtown San Francisco on Fridays and Saturdays. Hotel parking is $5.00 daily and $10.00 for overnight guests. Complimentary Wifi in guestrooms and meeting rooms.

Reservations Link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/S/SFOSOES-ASC-...

Presentation Materials



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thursday, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2018

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-Session Registration 

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live Webinar: Defining the Role of a Guided Pathways Liaison

In this webinar, presenters will share the Academic Senate for California Community College’s vision of the role that Guided Pathways Liaisons will play in connecting local guided pathways efforts to state-level efforts as well discuss the status of guided pathways efforts in our colleges. Liaisons will have an opportunity to share their accomplishments, questions, and needs. Join us for this introductory webinar and help us to shape future guided pathway professional development opportunities. This webinar will be recorded for future access.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided Pathways Liaison Training

*Local College Budget Allocation/ Work Plan
*Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other Resources
*Student Support (Re)Defined
*Help us help you! ASCCC Guided Pathway Task Force

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guided Pathways Liaison Dinner

friday, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2018

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast for Guided Pathways Newbies

9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. FIRST GENERAL SESSION
Leading for Success: Communication, Engagement, and Implementation
Leadership and Structural Innovation: Onward with Guided Pathways

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 1st Breakout Sessions

  • Strive for Success and Learn from Failure: The Iterative Nature of Transformation 
  • Guided Pathways as the Road to Equity
  • Preparing for the Journey: Onboarding Students
  • Wayfinding: Empowering Students toward their Educational Goals

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 1st Workshop Sessions

  • Program Mapping & “Meta-Majors”: Exploring the Issues
  • Integrated Planning: Guided Pathways in the Institutional Landscape
  • Strategic Scheduling: Meeting Students’ Needs
  • Proactive Counseling and Support: Reaching Out to Students

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 2nd Workshop Sessions

  • Program Mapping & “Meta-Majors”: A Venture Toward Collaboration
  • Integrated Planning: Guided Pathways as an Organizing Framework
  • Strategic Scheduling: Starting on the Path
  • Faculty-to-Faculty Connections for Student Success: Crucial Collaborations
  • Sponsored breakout: Let's Talk about the Elephant in the Room: It's Time to Take Action and Finally Tackle Guided Pathways Head-on

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Redesigning the Route: Guided Pathways Developmental Education and ESL

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

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

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 2nd Breakout Sessions

  • Staying on Course: Guided Pathways and Student Success Strategies
  • Student Voices: Envisioning the Student Experience
  • Faculty Leadership: Strategies for Leveraging Guided Pathways
  • Guided Pathways and Curriculum

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

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. THIRD GENERAL SESSION 
Destination= Student Success
Closing Remarks with Q&A