2019 Spring Plenary Session

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is thrilled to announce our 50 Year Anniversary Celebration, taking place at the 2019 Spring Plenary Session!

The ASCCC 2019 Spring Plenary Session will be held at the Westin San Francisco Airport located at 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA 94030 from April 11 – 13, 2019. The 2019 Spring Plenary Session theme will be announced soon! We hope that all local faculty leaders will plan to join us in Millbrae.


Our Sponsors



Please register with the link below.

Eventbrite - 2019 Spring Plenary Session

Early Registration/Cancellation Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Early Registration: $625

Late Registration: $675 - Starts March 2, 2019

1 Day Presenter Registration: $200

2 Day Presenter Registration: $350

One-day Registration: Saturday: $250

Late One-day Registration: Saturday: $300

** All Presenters are required to register. **

+Rates are subject to change+


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.)

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 $175 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 (events [at] asccc.org.)

Hotel & Travel


Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Hwy
Millbrae, CA 94030
The Westin San Francisco Airport is offering a special group rate of $199.00 USD per night for single/double.  To reserve your sleeping accommodations for the event, please use the provided reservations link below or please call the Westin Central Reservations Office at (888) 627-8404 ask for the ASCCC or 2019 Spring Plenary group rate. The cut-off date to reserve the special group rate is March 10, 2019All 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. Self-parking is $18.00 for overnight guests as well as those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, the San Francisco Airport is the closest airport to the hotel. The hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle transportation via the Hotel's existing courtesy shuttle schedule. 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). Complimentary Wifi in guestrooms.

Hotel Reservations Link: Book your group rate for 2019 Spring Plenary

Please contact Academic Senate Event Team at events [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753 with any questions or concerns.

Below is a list of nearby hotels. Please note that a room block has not been established at the other listed hotels, however, they may be able to offer the state rate if available.

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South


Preliminary program subject to change.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.   Registration/Delegate Sign In

8:00 a.m. Continental     Breakfast Opens

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.   10+1 Reasons We Want YOU for Statewide Service

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.   New Delegate Information Session, Plenary Orientation

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  FIRST GENERAL SESSION

Welcome to 50th Anniversary and Call to Order, John Stanskas, ASCCC President
Adoption of the Procedures, Dolores Davison, ASCCC Vice President
Keynote Presentation: Collegiality and Leadership, The Role of Academic Senates as Agents of Change

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    FIRST BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. What's New with Legislation
  2. Equivalency to the Associates Degree
  3. Leadership in the Age of Change
  4. Money, Money…Where’s the Money? Hint: Look at the Coding
  5. The Changing World of Noncredit Instruction - Recommendations from the Revised ASCCC Paper and Next Steps
  6. Survey Says! Effective and Promising Practices for Online Oral Communication and Lab Science Courses
  7. System Partner: CCC California Virtual Campus  

12:15p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SECOND GENERAL SESSION

Elections Nominations, ASCCC Elections Chair
Keynote Presentation: History of ASCCC - Understanding Our Past to Chart Our Future
Resolution Presentations

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.       Break

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.       SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. In Sync with Title 5 and AB 705 – Getting Ready for 2019/20
  2. Re-evaluation of ASCCC Mission Statement
  3. Student Journeys and the Guided Pathways Onboarding Process
  4. Promoting Culture Change at the Local Level:  Faculty Diversity
  5. Through The Gate Transfer Study
  6. Library Faculty Role and Online Tutoring Paper Summary Next Steps

4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.      Coffee Break and Cookies

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.      RESOLUTIONS SOS

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.      THIRD BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. More Title 5 Changes? How, What, and Why!
  2. Vision for Success Metrics, Guided Pathways, Working with Data
  3. Inquiry into Effective Practices for SLO Assessment
  4. The Changing World of Guaranteed UC Transfer
  5. Work Based Learning Paper Review and Local Next Steps
  6. Prison Education:  Cerro Coso Case Study 

4:45 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  History of the ASCCC

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments at Plenary-Mandatory for Contacts

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Disciplines List Hearing

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Candidate Orientation

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Caucus Meetings

Small or Rural Colleges
Women’s Caucus

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ASCCC 50th Celebration Cocktail Hour

Friday, April 12

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Registration/Delegate Sign In

8:00 a.m. Continental      Breakfast opens

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   THIRD GENERAL SESSION

Elections Speeches, ASCCC Elections Chair
Resolution Presentation
Foundation Report, ASCCC Foundation President
State of the Senate, John Stanskas

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.     Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.     Area Meetings

12:30 p.m.       Urgent Resolutions and Amendments Due

12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

Regina Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award Presentation
Keynote: Faculty Diversification, Beyond Awareness to Action

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.      Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.     FOURTH BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Faculty Diversification, Beyond Awareness to Action - Follow-up Discussion
  2. Principles of Budget Processes
  3. Sharing the Journey:  Leadership Development
  4. The Future of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the California Community Colleges
  5. Credit for Prior Learning and Military Service -- Benefits and Challenges
  6. What Does Compliance Look Like for ESL Under AB 705?

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.    Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    FIFTH BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Adopting OEI Course Rubrics for Local Use
  2. Avoiding the Curriculum Pressure Cooker with the New Recipe for Funding
  3. 50 Ways to Bond with Colleagues
  4. Student Equity and Achievement Metrics and Student Equity Plans
  5. C-ID, MCW, Reimagining CTE Portability in a GP Framework
  6. Got a Faculty Hiring Criteria?

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.     Submitting Amendments at Plenary-Mandatory for Contacts

5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Officers Candidate Forum      

6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  Executive Committee Meeting

This is a closed session meeting of the ASCCC Executive Committee to discuss urgent resolutions.

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.    President’s Reception and Dance!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast                                 

7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.    Final Delegate Sign In

9:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.  FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

Elections Begin
Resolution Voting Begins      

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.   Lunch Buffet                           

Treasurer Report
Secretary Report

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     General Session Continues

Elections and Resolution Voting continues


Area Meetings