2021 Spring Plenary Session - Virtual Event

2021 Spring Plenary image
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

Information on the 2021 Spring Plenary***Dates Subject to Change***

WHEN: April 15-17, 2021

WHERE: Pathable Event Platform

Early Registration Deadline: March 15, 2021 *Rates will increase after this date*



Registration Information

We will be taking credit card only payments for this event.  Please contact events [at] asccc.org to make alternative arrangements.

Please provide an accurate mailing address for event materials.


Early Registration: $275 (March 15, 2021 before 5:00 pm)

Late Registration: $350  (March 15, 2021 after 5:00 pm)

1 Day Only Saturday Only Registration: $100

Presenter Registration: $200

** All Presenters are required to register. **

Online Registration will end April 8th, 2021.  Please contact events [at] asccc.org for registration after that date.

 This event will utilize automated closed captioning. If you would like to request a live human closed captioner for any of our offerings, please contact us at communications [at] asccc.org at least 10 business days in advance.


What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day (March 15th, 2021) to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted on 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 cancellation fee of $100.

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

  • Cancellations made less than 7 business working days prior (April 8th, 2021) 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


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



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


Disciplines List:

Disciplines List Hearing will be held Friday, November 6th from 5:00p.m. to 6:00pm. During this session, attendees will be informed about the proposals submitted to change the Disciplines List by the authors or their designee. Delegates unsure about the Disciplines List process are encouraged to attend. Click here for CCC Confer Participant Instructions.

Disciplines List Revision Proposal - Coming Soon - See Disciplines List Information here.


2020 Fall Session Minutes

New Delegate Resource:

New Delegate Information Packet

Treasurer's Report

ASCCC Statement of Activities - As of February 28, 2021


In order to conduct the online election and resolutions voting, we will need each member Senate to verify that we have the college’s correct delegate for voting. The Senate President listed in the Senate Directory for each campus, will need to complete the  Delegate Change Form. The college will not be able to vote in the online election unless this form is submitted. Forms must be emailed to the ASCCC Office - elections [at] asccc.org by April 9, 2021. 

ASCCC Executive Committee Elections 2021:

For the spring 2021 term, the ASCCC will be conducting elections by online written ballot, using the software company E-ballot. Please visit the ASCCC elections page for more information.


To view our full program, please download it in PDF or read the online version.

Thursday, April 15

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Morning Activity

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Caucus Zoom Rooms Open

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. General Session/ Welcome

Call to Order
Adoption of the Procedures
Foundation President’s Update
State of the Senate

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout 1

  • Ujima: Looking Beyond Colonialistic Individualism Towards a More Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Model of Learning
  • Going Beyond Development: A Philosophical and Practical Approach to Professional Learning
  • Noncredit, Pre-Transfer, and Community Education in a Post-COVID World
  • Leveraging Resources: Partnerships with EOPs, Calworks, and Student Services
  • Delegates and First-time Attendees

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LUNCH

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  General Session 2
Regina Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award Presentation
Decolonizing Community Colleges: Understanding History to Reimagine the Future

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Breakout 2

  • Assembly Bills, Senate Bills, and Trailer Bill Language: Navigating the Legislative Proposals
  • Addressing Equity Gaps by Using Outcomes and Assessment Data as Mirrors to Ensuring Learning
  • Why Open Educational Resources (OER) are the Answer to Everything
  • Student Governments and Academic Senates: A Partnership for Student Success
  • Decolonizing got Community Colleges: Understanding the History to Imagine the Future: Follow-Up Session

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakout 3

  • Zen and the Art of Assigning Courses to Disciplines
  • Participating Effectively in District and College Governance: An Update of The ASCCC/CCLC Participating Effectively and Scenarios Documents
  • Revisiting the Promises of AB705: What Data Tells Us about AB705’s Impact on Students of Color
  • The Economic Imperative: Diversity, Inclusion, and California’s Demographic Shifts
  • Empowered Voices at the Academic Senate Table: Utilizing Strategy, Intention, and Personal Power to Impact Change

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Officers Open Forum

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Social Hour

Friday, April 16

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Morning Activity

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Caucus Zoom Rooms Open

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. General Session 3
The College Tapestry: The Local Senate Role in Transforming Campus Culture

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Area Meetings

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Breakout 4

  • Equity Committees at CCCs: Best Practices and/or Challenges
  • Rethinking Curriculum, Instruction, Student Services, and Student Support in Covid-19 and Beyond
  • Leadership with Empathy: Inviting More Voices and Authentic Stories
  • Leveraging Guided Pathways as a Framework for Equity: A Suite of Resource
  • Structural Inclusion in Academic Senates: Examining Constitutions, Bylaws, Policies, and Processes

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breakout 5

  • Agendizing DEI in Academic Senate-Led Committees
  • Decolonization & Equity in Remote Learning and Distance Education
  • Equity-Driven Leadership
  • FAQs on the Disciplines List and Minimum Qualifications
  • ASCCC Executive Elections via e-Ballot

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

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Session - Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 17

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Morning Activity

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Need help with Technology?

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Resolution Voting

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

1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Resolution Voting continues


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2021 Plenary Session is being held virtually on April 15-17, 2021. As a result, for the spring 2021 term, the ASCCC will be conducting Resolutions voting online using the software company Poll Everywhere. Visit the webpage below for additional details and information on the Resolution voting process for this spring.

Resolutions General Information Spring 2021


Spring 2021 Resolutions for Debate Saturday April 17, 2021



Area Meetings