2021 Part-Time Faculty Institute - Virtual Event

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Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges will host the 2021 Part-Time Faculty Institute February 18-19, 2021.  ***Dates subject to change***

Join us for ASCCC's fifth annual Part-time Faculty Institute on February 18-19, 2021. The Part-time Institute will host a series of workshops and panels that aim to provide professional development activities, career advice and mentorship, and networking opportunities to part-time faculty in the California community colleges. This conference will focus on driving change toward equity and unity, specifically addressing the interaction of theory and praxis that many part-time faculty members find themselves navigating alone. The 2021 conference will boost discussions, voices, and representation of adjunct faculty across the state of California, both seasoned and new, and will specifically highlight contemporary issues and delightful enigmas that adjuncts face as formerly known “freeway flyers.” Part-time faculty bring unique values and perspectives to college campuses, and this year’s institute provides a platform for an intersectional welcoming dialogue for all.


The event will take place in the virtual event platform Pathable. All attendees will receive an email prior to the event with a unique user login. The platform works with email as your user id, so please make sure all attendees emails are their actual emails. If you are an admin and are registering a group of people, please make sure you are prepared with each persons unique email. Please use chrome as your browser as it has the best functionality with the program.


This event has reached max capacity and has sold out.  Please use the registration link below to add your name to the waiting list.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! - Please only submit one ticket type!

Where: Pathable Virtual Event Platform

When: February 18-19, 2021 - Dates Subject to Change

Registration Information


Registration Fee: Free

The Part-Time Faculty Institute is free to attendees.  Please note our cancellation policy for free events below.

Online Registration will end February 12, 2021.  Please contact events [at] asccc.org for registration after February 12th.


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Edie Martinelli at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org) or phone 916-445-4753x102. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you need to cancel your conference registration, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.) We do not do direct transfers without first cancelling one reservation then submitting a second submission. All hotel cancellations must be made by the individual and will not be cancelled by the ASCCC staff.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration is February 12, 2021. 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. 

  • 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?

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.


Your registration submission for the event signifies your agreement to the following:

Participant/Attendee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, its officers, directors, partners, agents, and employees, from and against any and all demands, claims, damages to persons or property, losses and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by participant or attendee’s willful misconduct or negligence in connection with the provision of services or the use of the Hotel facilities, except to the extent and percentage attributable to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges or its agents’, subcontractors’, representatives’, employees’ or attendees’ willful misconduct or negligence.

Photo Release Information
By participating in the event, you agree to grant permission to the rights of your image, likeness and sound of your voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:

conference presentations
educational presentations or courses
informational presentations or workshops
on-line educational courses, presentations, or workshops
educational videos
social media


Thursday, February 18

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. General Session 1
Part-time Faculty Driving Change by Building Unity, Culture, and Equity-mindedness

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1

  • Academic Senate, Shared Governance, and Voting Rights for Part-Time Faculty
  • Navigating Part-time Gigs: Practical Tips I Wish Someone Told Me Sooner
  • Attracting Veterans Towards Noncredit Courses
  • Moving Beyond Buzzwords: Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Table Talk 1 - Conversations and Debrief

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Socializing and Networking 1 - Game Night: Acronym Trivia

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Curriculum Vitae Review 1 - Please sign up in Pathable

Friday, February 19

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session 2

  • What's Your Why? Practical Ways to Infuse Your Story Into Your Classroom
  • Seeking Pipelines and Preparing for the Hiring Process
  • The Local Academic Senate and the Union or Collective Bargaining Agent
  • Curricular Trauma and Decolonizing Your Syllabus

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. General Session 2
Understanding the False Dichotomy of Theory and Praxis: Delightful Enigmas Facing Part-time Faculty

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Table Talk 2 - Conversations and Debrief

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 3

  • Active Learning in the Online Environment and Motivating Your Students
  • Undervalued: Increasing Camaraderie Among Part-Time Faculty
  • What’s Cultural Relevance in a Classroom?
  • Student Services and Care in a Pandemic

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 4

  • Hot Topics in CTE and Career Pathways
  • Unapologetically Passionate: Expressing Emotions and Emotional Labor as a Leader
  • The 411 on Guided Pathways
  • Formerly Known as Freeway Flyers: Addressing the Myths of Balancing the Challenges of Multiple Campuses

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. General Session 3
Driving Forward: The Adjunct Life: Navigating Your Needs, Background, and Challenges

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Social Hour - Convos with New Friends

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Curriculum Vitae Review 2 - Please sign up in Pathable