2019 Fall Plenary Session

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 5:00pm


The ASCCC Fall 2019 Plenary Session will be held November 7-9, 2019 at the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel located at 4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The 2019 Fall Plenary Session registration, location, information and theme will be announced soon! We hope that all local faculty leaders will plan to join us!


Please click here to register


Online Registration will end October 31, 2019.  All registration after this date will be on-site registration only.

Early Registration: $580 (October 25th before 5:00pm)

Late Registration: $630 (October 25th after 5:00pm)

Saturday Only Registration: $210

Saturday Only Late Registration: $260 - October 26, 2019

1 Day Presenter Registration: $210

2 Day Presenter Registration: $420

** All Presenters are required to register. **

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card. If you are choosing the check payment option, please use the drop down menu on the registration form to select "pay by check".


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



The Academic Senate Foundation is proud to offer scholarships for faculty to attend the Fall Plenary Session that will take place on November 7-9, 2019 at the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel. With a focus on student success, any faculty, (including full- and part-time faculty) from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The scholarship awarded to the selected faculty will cover the cost of registration and hotel for two nights along with travel costs covering up to $250.

Submit your completed application to: foundation [at] asccc.org. The deadline to submit is September 30, 2019. Selected faculty will be notified via email within two weeks after the submission date.  Please see scholarship application form attached below.


What is the cancellation/refund policy?

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

  • Please remember that the last day (October 25, 2019 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 $175 cancellation fee.

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

  • Cancellations made less than 7 business working days prior (November 1st, 2019) 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



Fall Plenary is expected to run until 3:30 pm so please make your travel plans accordingly. This location is in close proximity to both John Wayne and Long Beach Airport, so please check both for flight times.

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel 

4500 MacArthur Blvd

Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Event registration is required before you can reserve a hotel room under the ASCCC meeting room block. Your email confirmation for registration will direct you to the hotel reservation website once you have completed event registration. We recommend that you make your reservation as early as possible, as space is limited and fills up quickly! The room rates are $170 per night plus taxes and fees. Rates and availability are limited and event registration alone does not guarantee a hotel room. Our room block rate will expire on Monday, October 28, 2019. Valet parking is $16.00 for overnight guests as well as those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, the John Wayne Orange County Airport is the closest airport to the hotel. The hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle transportation on request. Complimentary Wifi will be available in guestrooms.  



The Academic Senate has not reserved group blocks in these hotels.  Rates are at the hotel published rate.

Irvine Marriott - 18000 Van Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612, 949-553-0100

Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport - 18800 Macarthur Blvd., Irvine, CA, 92612 1-949-833-9999

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport - 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92660


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



Fill out the form below if you are the assigned delegate for your local senate, but are unable to attend Fall Plenary Session and wish to assign voting rights to another representative from your college.

Disciplines List:

Disciplines List Hearing will be held Thursday, November 7th from 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. This hearing is the first in the Disciplines List process for the current revision cycle. 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 - Film Studies and Registered Behavior Technician


Tentative Schedule Subject to Change

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  ASCCC Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration/Delegate Sign in/Continental Breakfast  

8:00 a.m. Meet and Greet for First Time Attendees

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.  Delegates Information Session And First Time Attendees

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

Adoption of the Procedures
State of the Senate
Foundation President’s Update

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

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

  1. ASCCC Elections Processes      
  2. Baccalaureate Degrees Programs    
  3. OER and Messaging to Students           
  4. Noncredit Education in a Post-AB705 World  
  5. Mission, Values, and Diversity - ASCCC
  6. From Conflict to Discourse, How to Lead Your Senate Productively 

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

PRESENTATION: Guided Pathways
Resolution Presentation

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

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. ASCCC Caucus Structure   
  2. Curriculum Committees and Governance + Hot Topics 
  3. Guided Pathways in years 3-5 
  4. What Does it Mean to Be an Anti-Racist Institution? 
  5. Transfer Pathways  
  6. “App”y Hour with CVC-OEI   
  7. Resolutions 411 - Need help with your resolution or amendment?  Get help here before the 4:00PM deadline. 

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Resolutions and Amendments Due

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. THIRD BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Fearless Leadership: The Role of the Senate President 
  2. Equivalency to the First Minimum Qualification 
  3. Legislative Update  
  4. AB705 Implementation - How’s it Going? 
  5. Intercultural Communication 
  6. Credit for Prior Learning  

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Submitting Resolutions and Amendments -Mandatory for Contacts 

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Discipline's List Hearing

Friday, November 8, 2019

8:00 a.m.   Registration/Delegate Sign in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. FOURTH BREAKOUT SESSION

  1. Part-Time Faculty Engagement Strategies in Governance Processes
  2. Data
  3. Accessibility of Course Materials 
  4. Equity Minded Colleges 
  5. Redesigning Program Review from a Student Centered Perspective 
  6. Distance Education Guidelines 

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

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Area Meetings

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

12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. THIRD GENERAL SESSION


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

PRESENTATION: Faculty Diversification:  From Awareness to Action
Resolution Presentation

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

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

  1. Statewide Service and the Senate President’s Approval
  2. PCAH 7.0 
  3. EEO 2.0 Requirements 
  4. Guided Self-Placement for All 
  5. Confronting our own Biases - Putting on your Oxygen Mask Before Leading your Senate - Minimum Qualification 2 
  6. Curriculum Inventory, C-ID, Library Services Platform

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Submitting Resolutions and Amendments -Mandatory for Contacts 

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ASCCC Caucus Meetings


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 10:00 p.m. President’s Reception

Saturday, November 9, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Final Delegate Sign In

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

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

Resolution Voting Begins

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

Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report



Area Meetings