2023 Fall Plenary Session

Event Dates

ASCCC presents the 2023 Fall Plenary Session, November 16-18, 2023. This is a hybrid event taking place at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The 2023 Fall Plenary Session theme is "Journey to Vision 2030: Faculty Perspectives". We hope that all local faculty leaders will plan to join us in Costa Mesa!



Register for Fall Plenary Session

Registration Deadline:

In Person Registration will end November 3rd, 2023 at 10:00 am.
Virtual Registration will end November 8th, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

We will be taking credit card payments only for this event. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please email events [at] asccc.org.

Registration Fees:

Full Conference In-Person Registration : $550
Saturday Only In-Person Registration : $150
In-Person registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day along with all conference materials. Dinners are on your own.

Virtual Only Registration : $385
Saturday Only Virtual Registration: $75
Virtual registrations will only have access to the General Sessions, virtual breakout sessions, and the Saturday Resolutions Voting. The virtual breakout sessions will be announced after the program has been finalized. The Fall Plenary general sessions and virtual breakouts will be recorded and available to view after the Plenary Session ends.

Presenter Registration Virtual Only: Please request promo code
1 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: Please request promo code
2 Day Presenter Registration In-Person: Please request promo code

Please email events [at] asccc.org for presenter promo code information.

** All Presenters are required to register. **

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the Events Team at events [at] asccc.org. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.

Scholarship Applications

The Academic Senate Foundation (ASFCCC) is offering scholarships for faculty to attend the ASCCC 2023 Fall Plenary Session. All faculty, (including full- and part-time faculty) from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline to apply for the Fall Plenary Scholarship is Sunday, October 8 at 5:00pm.

Ten (10) virtual scholarships will be awarded, which will cover registration. Four (4) in-person scholarships will be awarded (one awarded to each Area), which will cover registration, 2-nights of lodging, and up to $300 in travel reimbursement. Only one applicant per Area will be selected to win the in-person award. 

Selected faculty will be notified via email two weeks after the submission date. Please email any questions to foundation [at] asccc.org.

Submit your applications today or go to the Academic Senate Foundation for California Community Colleges website for more information! 

COVID Precautions

The ASCCC is no longer requiring proof of vaccination status or a negative test result to attend an in-person ASCCC meeting or event. Mask-wearing at ASCCC meetings and events is encouraged but will be optional. COVID policies may be updated based on local health ordinances.

If you test positive leading up to the event, please review the CDC Isolation and Precautions guideline to determine what you need to do. If you have any further questions, please contact the Academic Senate Events Team at events [at] asccc.org.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
We no longer take direct ticket transfers. You will need to submit a new registration for each person attending.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
• Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.
• Please remember that the last day (November 3rd, 2023) 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 9th, 2023) 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. We no longer take direct transfers. Every attendee must submit their own registration and payment.

Questions and Concerns
Please contact the Academic Senate Event Team at events [at] asccc.org with any questions or concerns.

Please see Events Agreements page for all terms and conditions.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information - The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA

2023 Fall Plenary Session will be taking place at the The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Our group room block at the Westin South Coast Plaza is currently closed. See below for a list of nearby hotels. Please note that a discounted room block has not been established at the listed hotels. Some listed hotels may be able to offer the state government rate, if available.

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel 0.3 miles
Costa Mesa Marriott 0.4 miles
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, an IHG Hotel 0.5 miles
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 0.7 miles
Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa 3.0 miles

Event registration is required before you can reserve a hotel room. 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 of $184 per night plus taxes and fees have expired and are now closed. Self-parking at the Westin South Coast Plaza is $20.00 for overnight guests as well as those driving in the day of the event. For those flying, John Wayne (SNA) is the closest airport to the hotel.

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

Rooms are limited and will sell out. Please make your hotel reservation early.


Disciplines List Hearing:

Disciplines List Hearing will be held Friday, November 17 from 8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.. 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. Please see CCC Confer/Zoom Participant Instructions.

See Additional Disciplines List Information here.


2023 Spring Session Minutes - Coming Soon

Auditor's Report:

2023 Audit Report 

New Delegate Resource:

New Delegate Information Packet 

Caucus Meeting Information:

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Black Caucus

Latinx Caucus


Small or Rural College Caucus

Womxn’s Caucus

Articulation and Transfer Caucus


The virtual portion of Curriculum Institute will be hosted on Zoom Events. Please use the provided resources for tips on accessing Zoom Events. 

Zoom Events Guideline 

Navigating Zoom Events: Attendee Experience 

Watch the Zoom Events Demo

How to participate in Virtual Only:

The event will take place in the virtual event platform Zoom Events. 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 check your device if it is compatible with Zoom Events and update your Zoom app.

Event links to the Virtual Event Platform will be emailed to all registered attendees approximately 1 week prior to the start of the event. All sessions will have auto closed captioning available.


There will be a self-guided test session for new users to explore the Zoom Events platform and ensure your device is updated for the event. The test session will run for 2 days on November 8th and November 9th from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. To participate in the test session, registered attendees and presenters can download and follow the Zoom Events Guideline document above. Users can join the session anytime during the session. This session is intended to allow users to familiarize themselves with the platform at their convenience and there will not be any presentation or moderator during the test session. 

Please make sure to submit individual emails for all attendees as that will be their access to the virtual event platform.


Tentative Schedule Subject to Change

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Coffee Networking: Meet and Greet

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  In-Person Rooms Open for Caucuses

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  First General Session

Call to Order  Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC President
Adoption of Procedures Manuel Vélez, ASCCC Vice President
Foundation Report Karen Chow, ASFCCC President
State of the Senate Cheryl Aschenbach ASCCC President

10:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.  Second General Session

Academic and Professional Matters: Implementing Dual
Enrollment with Intentionality

11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.  Third General Session

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the transfer journeys of over 7,000 African American/Black community college students

12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Honorary Resolution Presentation

1:45 p.m.  Resolutions and Amendments Due      

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  First Breakout Sessions

  1. Addressing Part-Time Faculty Inequities in Academic and Professional Matters
  2. Empowering Diverse Inclusive Faculty Leadership: Strategies, Resources, and Communities
  3. Supporting Student Transfer Journeys: Updates and Dialog
  4. Humanizing Students and Advancing Equity in Carceral Systems - Changing Hearts and Minds
  5. Dual Enrollment Follow-Up (Online)
  6. Academic and Professional Perspectives: Opportunities, Challenges, and Considerations for Generative AI  in Teaching, Learning, and Policy Considerations  (Online)

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Second Breakout Sessions

  1. Managing Change: Leadership and Strategic Thinking
  2. Retention, Persistence, Success, and Completion: Data Discussions for Faculty and Academic Senates
  3. Effective Communication Strategies for Inclusive Academic Senate Leaders
  4. Advancing Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Efforts through Open Education Resources (OER)
  5. Saying Ahead: A Faculty-Focused Exploration of ACCJC’s 2024 Accreditation Changes (Online)
  6. Curriculum Updates (Online)   

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Fourth General Session

The Legislative Landscape and You: Using Authentic Voices and Experiences as Impactful Advocacy Efforts

4:15 p.m.  In-Person Rooms Open for Caucuses

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

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Foundation for ASCCC Game Night

Friday, November 17, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Registration Opens/Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  Disciplines List 1st Hearing

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Fifth General Session

10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Area Meetings

Area A: Stephanie Curry
Area B: Karen Chow
Area C: Erik Reese
Area D: Maria-José Zeledón-Pérez

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Honorary Resolution Presentation

1:15 p.m.  Amendments and Urgent Resolutions Due

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Third Breakout Sessions

  1. Academic Senate Leadership: Leveraging EEO Practices in Faculty Hiring Processes to Recruit, Hire, and Retain Diverse Faculty
  2. Equity through Noncredit: Opportunities and Challenges
  3. What's Going On With C-ID?
  4. Centering IDEAA and Cultural Humility in Professional Development and Instructional Design Frameworks
  5. Leading with Humility: Bringing Cultural Humility into Academic Senate Work  (Online)
  6. Challenges and Opportunities in Career Education (Online)

2:15 p.m.  In-Person Rooms Open for Caucuses

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Sixth General Session

Oh, the Places They'll Go -- Where We Are with Intersegmental Transfer?

3:50 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.  Seventh General Session

Vision 2030: A Conversation with Chancellor Christian

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Amendments and Urgent Resolutions - Mandatory for Contacts

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Executive Committee Meeting

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

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  President’s Reception

Saturday, November 18, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

Technical Help for PollEv

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Test Voting

8:30 a.m.  Eighth General Session

Resolution Voting Begins

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Eighth General Session continues


For more information, please visit the 2023 Fall Resolutions Page

In order to conduct the online 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 linked Delegate Form. Unless this form is submitted, the Senate President or Delegate reported to the Senate Office in the Senate Directory will not be eligible to voteForms must be emailed to the ASCCC Office - events [at] asccc.org by November 13, 2023.


Area Meetings