2009 Fall Plenary Session

Welcome to Plenary Fall 2009! Because faculty leadership is so critical at this time, your decision to attend this Session demonstrates your commitment the new values of the ASCCC: Leadership, Empowerment, Voice. Our organization prides itself on providing leadership development opportunities through all of our events. Our resolutions, publications, website and presentations help to empower faculty statewide as they participate in policy development and governance activities. And the result of all we do is to ensure the faculty voice in academic and professional matters---locally and at the state level. As you would expect, the breakouts and general sessions are designed with your current challenges in mind, such as: coping with budget issues; meeting the needs of all of our students whether through our curriculum, support services or basic skills activities; student learning outcomes and accreditation strategies; and an array of current “hot topics.” Whether you are a first-timer to this Plenary Session or have been coming for years, welcome! Presentations and materials have been posted below. If you don't see a presentation or handout, please email the Senate office.

Presentation Materials



8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. First Breakout Session

  1. The General Education Big Top: Ethnic Studies Requirements
  2. Local Budget - State Budget: Where Do We Start?
  3. Categorical Cuts: A Catastrophe or a Hurdle We Can Overcome?
  4. Finding Equilibrium as a New Delegate
  5. Rules for Engagement
  6. Balancing Basic Skills and Equity Issues
  7. Staff Breakout: Understanding the Brown Act and Parliamentary Procedure

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Second Breakout Session

  1. Empowering Local Senates to Find Equilibrium
  2. Fifteen Jugglers, Five Believers: Piloting New Practices in Establishing Prerequisites
  3. Transfer Degrees. Taboo? Or Is It Still Possible to Design a Degree that Meets the Needs of Transfer Students?
  4. No Equivalent to a Associate Degree
  5. Burning Accreditation Issues
  6. Staff Breakout: Developing a Senate Tool Kit \
  7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student Collaboration

11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. First General Session GENERAL SESSION
Legal Threats to Academic Freedom and Shared Governance in Higher Education
Call to Order/Adoption of the Procedures

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Third Breakout Session

  1. The Ethnicity Data Collection Challenges: Change We Can't Believe!
  2. Walking the Tightwire: Balancing Faculty Primacy and External Authorities in Curriculum
  3. Basic Skills and Noncredit Challenges and Solutions
  4. Minimum Qualifications Equivalency Training
  5. Protecting the 50% Law and Other Regulations?
  6. Senate Resources at Your Service
  7. Sustaining our Commitment to Teaching and Learning

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Second General Session GENERAL SESSION
Panel Discussion: The Status of California Community Colleges: Three State Level Perspectives

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Resolution Writing

6:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reception and Entertainment


8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Area Meetings Breakfast will be provided

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fourth Breakout Session

  1. Participatory Governance Check Up
  2. California Community College Library Standards for the 21st Century
  3. Working Towards an Institutional Assessment Plan
  4. The Future of California's Community Colleges
  5. Basic Skills Outcomes and Tipping Points

12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Third General Session GENERAL SESSION
Keynote Presentation: Research That Matters to You and Why You Matter in Research State of the Senate

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

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Fifth Breakout Session

  1. Holistic Solutions to the Budget Mess
  2. Strong and Successful - Sustaining Good Leadership Strategies
  3. Update from SACC, The System Advisory Committee on Curriculum
  4. C-ID and LDTP: Intersegmental Approaches to Articulation
  5. Conversation with the President
  6. Learning Balance with Our Most Important Professional Partnes: Student Voices, Student Views

4:00 p.m. Amendments and Resolutions Due

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fourth General Session GENERAL SESSION
Hot Topics and Resolutinos Roundtable Discussions

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting


7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Final Delegate Sign In

8:20 a.m. Fifth General Session

8:20 a.m. Resolution Presentation

8:25 a.m. Announcements 8:30 a.m. Resolution Voting Begins

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fifth General Session (continues)