Delivering on the Promise of Higher Education Through California Community Colleges Curriculum
The Academic Senate invites you to attend the 2023 Curriculum Institute - Hybrid Event on July 12-15, 2023, held at the Riverside Convention Center! Join ASCCC, curriculum enthusiasts, faculty, classified professionals, administrators, and students to learn, share ideas, build connections and transform institutions through curriculum discussions.
This event provides opportunities for in-depth conversations, collective voice, leadership and empowerment. Participants will work together to discuss collaborative strategies for implementing current legislation, innovations in curriculum, equitable educational opportunities, pathways for student success, and more.
Curriculum Institute 2023 is currently planned as an in-person and virtual (hybrid) event. Pre-session workshops on July 12 will provide training and resources for those new and newer to curriculum.
On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) and its Curriculum Committee, it is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to each of you for your attendance and participation at our 2023 Curriculum Institute. Whether you are joining us online or here at the beautiful Riverside Convention Center, I hope you enjoy the intentionally designed hybrid general and breakout sessions intended to inspire. While the deliberate sessions are designed for structured interaction, the program also has built in round table in-person mixers to allow attendees the opportunity to talk with curriculum enthusiasts, ask questions, share stories, and meet new colleagues.
The Curriculum Institute is a place where thought provoking educators, leaders, researchers, advocates, and practitioners join to build connections, learn within communities of practice, and empower one another through shared knowledge to transform institutions and ultimately students’ experiences. This year’s theme Delivering on the Promise of Higher Education through California Community Colleges Curriculum speaks to ASCCC’s commitment to the largest system of higher education in the nation to continue efforts to provide affordable education, support for student success services, protection of academic freedom and the advancement of inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility. During hybrid general sessions the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Student Senate for California Colleges leaders, Chief Instructional Officers and ASCCC leaders will discuss transformational change and provide updates in our system around legislation and curriculum.
Thank you for your commitment to issues related to the development, review, implementation, and assessment of all aspects of student-centered curriculum. The success of the Curriculum Institute would not be possible without overseers of our higher education promise, and the collaborative efforts of you and this community of champions who help steward ASCCC’s mission to advance student access and student success.
LaTonya Parker Ed. D., ASCCC Secretary
ASCCC Curriculum Chair 2022-2023
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Deadline to Register/Application Deadline
Registration In-Person including Wednesday Pre-Session: $650
In-Person registration includes daytime meals and all conference materials. Dinners are on your own.
Registration In-Person not including Wednesday Pre-Session: $600
Virtual Only Registration including Wednesday Pre-Session: $450
Virtual and Hybrid sessions are TBD. A tentative program will be posted soon, identifying which sessions will be hybrid and virtual.
Presenter Registration: Please request promo code
** All Presenters are required to register. **
In Person Registration will end June 30, 2023 at 10:00am. Virtual Registration will end on July 7th, 2023 at 12:00pm.
Virtual attendees will need to email events [at] asccc.org for space availability after July 7th.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Kayla Vue or Tonya Davis at events [at] asccc.org or phone 916-445-4753x102. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
For your safety and the safety of others, we will ask you to refrain from entering common spaces if you are experiencing any symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, running nose, or fever. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory for all attendees, staff, and presenters.
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 events [at] asccc.org.
COVID policies may be updated based on local health ordinances.
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 (June 30th, 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 (July 4th, 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.
For questions about accessibility or to request live captioning accommodations please contact Kayla Vue or Tonya Davis at events [at] asccc.org. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Please note that you must make hotel reservations separate from the event registration process. Registration confirmation for the event does note guarantee a hotel room reservation.
You must make reservations through the ASCCC group hotel block. We have four different hotel blocks for the 2023 Curriculum Institute.
Hampton Inn by Hilton 3505 Market Street, Riverside , California 92501
Self-parking for $23/day
Room Rate: $159 - $164/ night
Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown3500 Market Street, Riverside, California 92501
Parking fee: $16
Room Rate: $145 - $155/ night
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, USA 92501
Self-parking $17/night and Valet parking $23/night
Room Rate: $189/night
Marroitt Riverside at the Convention Center 3400 Market Street, Riverside, California, USA, 92501
Overnight Parking for $20/car/night
Room Rate: $159 - $169/night
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! Rates and availability are limited and event registration alone does not guarantee a hotel room. For those flying, Ontario Airport is the closest airport to the hotel.
Please contact Academic Senate Event Team at events [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns.
The virtual portion of Curriculum Institute will be hosted on Zoom Events. Please use the provided resources for tips on accessing Zoom Events.
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.
Please make sure to submit individual emails for all attendees as that will be their access to the virtual event platform.
We acknowledge that this important work is taking place throughout the unceded territory of California, home to nearly 200 tribal nations. We acknowledge and honor the original inhabitants of our various regions. A land acknowledgment is a critical step towards working with native communities to secure meaningful partnership and inclusion in the stewardship and protection of their cultural resources and homelands.
We begin today by acknowledging that we are holding our gathering on the land of the Tongva (Gabrieleno), Payómkawichum (Luiseño), and Cahuilla Nations who have lived and continue to live here. We recognize the Tongva (Gabrieleno), Payómkawichum (Luiseño), and Cahuilla Nations and their spiritual connection to the ocean and the land as the first stewards and the traditional caretakers of this area we now call Riverside. As we begin we thank them for their strength, perseverance, and resistance.
We also wish to acknowledge the other Indigenous Peoples who now call Riverside their home, for their shared struggle to maintain their cultures, languages, worldview, and identities in our diverse City.
Guidelines for Dialogue
- Be true to yourself. We want to create an atmosphere for open, honest exchange.
- Commit to learning from each other. Listen to each other and acknowledge that we all come from different backgrounds, skills, interests, abilities, and values. We realize that it is these very differences that will increase our awareness and understanding through this process.
- Acknowledge each other’s experiences. We will not devalue people for their experiences, lack of experiences, or differences in interpretation of those experiences.
- Trust that others are doing the best they can. We will try not to ‘freeze people in time’ but leave space for everyone to learn and change through our interactions with one another.
- Challenge the idea and not the person. If we wish to challenge something that has been said, we will challenge the idea or the practice referred to, not the individual sharing this idea or practice.
- Speak your discomfort. If something is bothering you and you are open to sharing, please share it with the group. Often our emotional reactions to this process offer the most valuable learning opportunities.
- Step Up, Step Back. Be mindful of taking up much more space than others. On the same note, empower yourself to speak up when others are dominating the conversation.
(adapted from the University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations, IGR)
The Riverside Convention Center continues to follow local and state guidelines regarding safety and masking requirements. 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.