2020 Annual Convention

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 to Fri, Nov 20, 2020
Virtual Event
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For 30 years, the Community College League of California (League) has served the California Community College system through advocacy, leadership development, and district services. This year, we are proud to present the 2020 Annual Convention as a fully online virtual event, November 17-20, 2020. The Annual Convention is the state's premier professional development conference for California community college leadership. This event brings together CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners from across the system to share tools, models, and solutions to system issues.

While the statewide impacts of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) continue to evolve daily, California's community colleges have not only played a pivotal role in educating and training the state's first responders but will also be critical in the state's recovery. The Annual Convention's theme, Resilience Reimagined: Advancing California Community Colleges, spotlights our colleges' ability to transform their institutions and exhibit resiliency in the wake of COVID-19.

As we continue to address the current crisis, the League invites you to our first virtual Annual Convention to discuss advancing our system and maintaining our service for the next 30 years.

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Registration

Registration for the League’s 2020 Annual Convention will open Monday, October 5th. This year, the League is pleased to offer the Annual Convention at no cost to attendees. California Community College employees, students, stakeholders, and partner organizations are invited to attend the virtual event.

For questions about registration, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

Schedule-at-a-Glance
Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, November 17

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Check-in 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.          League Welcome

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Opening General Session Keynote: John Kroger, Vice President, The Aspen Institute

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch Break 

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                15-minute Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Caucus Business Meeting

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                LGBTQ+ Caucus Business Meeting

Wednesday, November 18

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Check-in 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          General Session Keynote: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch Break 

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.               15-minute Break 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.               Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators (APITA) Caucus Business Meeting

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.               California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Business Meeting           

Thursday, November 19

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Check-in 

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.          General Session Keynote: Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          15-minute Break 

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch Break Spotlight Session: California Student Aid Commission

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.               15-minute Break 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Caucus Business Meeting

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Business Meeting                                            

Friday, November 20

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Check-in 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          General Session Keynote: Michael V. Drake, President, University of California

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch Break 

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.               15-minute Break 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.               California Association of Latino Community Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Caucus Business Meeting

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.               Joint Caucus Meeting

Concurrent Sessions​​​​​​​
Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, November 17

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 
                                  

  • Brown Act
  • Library Services Platform Update – An Example of Flexibility and Fortitude
  • Integrated K16 Collaborative Approach to Socioeconomic Mobility, Equity & Inclusion
  • Staying Focused on Success and Equity Through Crisis
  • Institutional Success for People of Color Task Force
  • Policies/Procedures through the DEI Lens

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions   
                                

  • Credit Where Credit is Due – Automating Degree Awards
  • Collaboration Matters - SCFF, Audit Requirements, & COVID-19, Oh My!
  • Virtual Reality: Engaging HS Latinx students in STEM during C19
  • From Non-Discrimination to Anti-Racism –How Equity and Access have Changed
  • Return to Campus Issues – the Learning Place in Transition                                  

Wednesday, November 18

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions    
  

  • California Community Colleges Black and African American Advisory Panel Report
  • Providing Student-Support Services in Extraordinary Times: A Caring Campus Approach
  • Accreditation Updates: Helping Trustees and Others Navigate Accreditation Changes
  • Turning On A Dime: California Community College Transformation in Response to COVID-19
  • Affirmative Action in a Post ACA 5 Academic Environment
  • Professional Learning Reimagined: Designed for Equity and Scaled for Change

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions 
                        

  • International Education in the Post-COVID World
  • Calbright College: Lessons from Year One
  • Partnering with Local Agencies to Address Student Homelessness
  • Aspiring CEO Program
  • Negotiating in Difficult Budgetary Times

Thursday, November 19

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions    
  

  • Keep the Dream Alive: Intentionally Serving our UnDACAmented Students
  • What can boards do to advance the Vision for Success?
  • How will the Title IX New Regulations Affect Your Campus?
  • The California Community Colleges Statewide Marketing Campaign
  • Layoffs: They Are Coming, Are You Ready?

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions    
                     

  • Importance of IT in Supporting COVID-19 Remote Operations
  • Building a Diverse Pipeline to Law for our Students
  • Empathy First: How Your Virtual Mentoring Programs Should Shift
  • A Leg Up on College: Dual Enrollment Growth Across CCCs
  • Building a True Career Pathway: The Biotechnology Model

Friday, November 20

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions    
                     

  • Workforce Management Strategies During Challenging Budgets
  • San Diego Mesa College Teacher Education Pathways Project (TEPP)
  • Latinx Communities Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19 – Three Colleges Providing
  • Promoting Diversity through Equitable Recruitment and Hiring Practices
  • Ensuring Equity in the Transition to Online Education

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions     
                    

  • Through the Decade – Promise (un)fulfilled: Associate Degree for Transfer
  • Town Hall – Legal Eagles
  • Strategies for Supporting Undocumented Students During COVID-19 and Beyond
  • Modernizing through Cross-district Collaboration in a New Pandemic-induced World
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Implementation Workgroup - 2020-21 Goals

 

Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals

The Community College League of California is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is an opportunity to share best practices, innovative programs, and success stories with your colleagues from across the California Community Colleges system. The proposal deadline is Tuesday, July 7. Please review the Call for Proposals submission guidelines listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Sandoval at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Learning Strands
Proposals should share successes and explore solutions to challenges in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services and Student Success
  • Institutional Performance and Accountability
  • Fiscal, Legal, and Administrative Operations
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Community and Global Partnerships

Participants
The Convention attracts trustees, CEOs, administrators, faculty, classified staff, and student leaders from all areas of the colleges. There is a wide variety of people and perspectives. Proposals should target specific interests as well as those that cross boundaries between all segments of California's Community Colleges.

Presentations for the trustee track should be tailored for trustees, emphasizing their governance role in addressing one of the six learning strands from a policy perspective.

Session Format
Convention concurrent sessions are 45-minutes and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s). 

Criteria for Selection
The League’s Annual Convention Committee will use the following criteria to select sessions for the program. Note: Corporate/Vendor presenters must include a community college partner.

  • innovative, thought-provoking and stimulates discussion;
  • relevant to current and future needs and challenges;
  • of interest to a cross-section of people;
  • has a diverse array of presenters (if appropriate for the meeting format), including presenters of different levels of experience and from different institutional and organizational types; and
  • models good teaching and learning strategies.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please note: Submissions are only accepted online.

Timeline
Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on, Tuesday, July 7. The key contacts will be notified of proposal acceptance/non-acceptance in early August via email.

Presenter Registration
All presenters and panelists are expected to register for the Convention. We are unable to pay honoraria or expenses to program presenters. By signing the proposal, the key contact agrees to inform all participants that they are required to register and pay the conference fee.

Program Changes
The League reserves the right to edit program titles and descriptions, to request changes in the proposal, and to encourage joint presentations of proposals submitted on similar topics.

Questions
For questions or further information please contact Carmen Sandoval at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Distinguished Alumni Award
2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

This prestigious award recognizes and honors the fine men and women whose attendance at a California community college helped them achieve their educational and professional goals and serve their communities. The League has recognized the distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges since 1964. We invite you to add an alumnus/alumnae from your college to this impressive list. This award celebrates excellence and is an inspiring experience for all involved. The success of the program is dependent on recipient attendance and if selected, we ask that the sponsoring districts arrange their alumnus/alumnae’s attendance at the Convention.

This year the League will be honoring three alumni with the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Nominations

  • Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments in their chosen fields and for their community service.
  • Nominees must have earned a minimum of 24 units in the community college. 
  • To submit a nomination for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, please review the criteria and complete the online nomination form by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Madrigal at (916) 245-5035 or jmadrigal@ccleague.org.

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