Friday, May 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Budget Update and Policy (FR, G)
This session will provide an update related to current budget and policy deliberations now occurring in Sacramento. Special emphasis will be placed on the current budget priorities of the community college system, as well as policy issues focused upon adult education, concurrent enrollment, the applied baccalaureate degree, and accreditation proposed legislation.
College Pathways (SS)
Riverside City College, the City of Riverside, Riverside Unified School District, Alvord Unified School District and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce partnered in a concerted effort to improve college going rates in the city of Riverside. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this partnership is committed to building a college-minded culture and creating systemic change to improve college readiness. Attendees will hear examples of how the partnership has been able to accomplish its goals by developing policy changes which included the introduction of the Two Year Contract. Attendees will also hear about many strategies, including a sustainability plan, the collaborative partnership accomplished in realizing their goals and how you can apply these techniques to your own institutions.
What’s Workforce Got To Do With It? (SS)
Our colleges are facing a funding “avalanche” of new initiatives all intended to incentivize dramatic systems change including the redesign of relationships between the community colleges and our regional K-12, adult education, workforce investment boards, and economic development. This session will examine the objectives of these new funding streams, the outcome centered environment they are creating for the colleges, and explore the implications of them for changing the way colleges will need to organize to work more deeply and collaboratively with partner systems in our regions.
Saturday, May 3
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Focus Session
Accreditation Update (A)
This will be a panel discussion of emerging trends in accreditation. Trustees will learn of efforts by the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, the California Community Colleges Trustees, and the California Community College CEOs to improve faculty and administrators expertise with the accreditation expectations and to engage ACCJC in dialog to improve the processes. Trustees will also learn of emerging regional and national accreditation issues.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The CCC/IOU Partnership and Proposition 39: Year 2 Promises to Be Even Better! (FR)
Proposition 39 provides districts with funding for energy cost saving projects. This presentation will highlight projects implemented by districts, the total amount of Prop 39 funding that was released in Year 1 and the annual energy cost savings that resulted. Year 2 Prop 39 funding will be released this July 1. Learn how districts took advantage of the funds and how CCC/IOU Partnership incentives can help maximize funding with projects.
Best Practices in Board Self-Evaluation (BE)
Maybe it is time to tweak, change or update your board’s self-evaluation process. This is a fully interactive workshop with audience participation. Come prepared to answer questions about how Board self-evaluation happens in your district, and learn how other districts do things differently. Several scribes will be taking notes and everyone participating will receive a transcript of the shared ideas. If more than one trustee from a district attends this session, be sure to sit together.
Student Success 101 (SS)
In 2011 the Board of Governors created the Student Success Task Force. Led by the Chancellor’s Office the task force recommended 22 specific policy changes to improve educational achievement leading to the signing of SB 1456, the Student Success Act of 2012. This session will provide summary information about the initiative, its current status and progress from the Chancellor’s Office.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Avoiding Mishaps in Labor Negotiations (FR)
The board’s role in labor negotiations is critical. This session will cover how to avoid potential mishaps in negotiations by identifying the board’s role, authority, and communication protocols throughout negotiations.
Achieving Workforce Diversity: Don’t Let Prop. 209 Get In the Way (G, SS)
Do you know that nearly 40% of California’s community college administrators, faculty and staff will retire in the next 10 years? The opportunities to impact the diversity of your college district’s workforce are tremendous. Join legal experts and League president & CEO for an interactive discussion on student equity and the educational benefits of a diverse workforce. The presentation will include tips for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, a review of newly-adopted Title 5 Regulations on hiring and a myth-busting review of Proposition 209.
Navigating the Excellence in Trusteeship Program
If you are one of the 98 trustees participating in the Excellence in Trusteeship Program or are interested in learning more about the program this session is for you. You will learn how to use all of the online tools and information to successfully complete the program in one year.
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trail Blazers: Statewide Technology Initiatives (SS)
Three major statewide technology grant initiatives are underway which will transform our capacity and the delivery of services to students throughout the California community college system. This session will provide highlights and identify linkages with regard to the educational planning initiative, common assessment project, and the online education initiative. A more detailed account and status of the online education initiative will be shared along with a CEO perspective on both the need and related transformative outcomes.
Education Code 101 (G)
Hear from the longest seated and a newly appointed chancellor with a legal expert to unravel the mystery between legislation and regulation that sometimes baffles us. This interactive session will clarify the boards’ role in policy development ensuring districts are in compliance with the Education Code and Title 5 regulations.
Trustee Finances 2.0. Budget Planning: Issues That Arise When Resources are Flowing (FR)
Improved funding has made it possible for districts to once again focus on long-term fiscal planning. Come hear about what current funding is available and the changes in criteria and requirements boards must consider when building an infrastructure with restricted dollars.
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Laws, Laws Everywhere! How Do They Impact Your Ability to Lead? Navigating Structural and Regulatory Complexities Unique to California. What You As A Trustee Need To Know (G)
What happens when form does not follow function and when long-ago good intentions have drastic and unintended consequences today? Many of the laws and regulations under which California community colleges currently operate and are funded in conflict with one another, resulting in potential traps that Districts must navigate each day. And, it seems the landscape is becoming more challenging with each new law and mandate! The policy role of trustees cannot be understated. This session will demonstrate how the 50 Percent Law, EERA (collective bargaining,) AB 1725, FON, Education Code, and Title 5 contradict and undermine each other and restrict us from doing our best in achieving outcomes while balancing the budget, staying current and focusing on the opportunities in front of us. With lively questions, candid discussion and engagement, we can shape change that will enable our colleges to support shared access and success.
Sunday, May 4
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Bachelor’s Degrees: A New Part of the Community College Mission? (SS)
Changes in workforce eligibility requirements that favor bachelor’s degrees over associate degrees are affecting community college students, particularly those in allied health fields, while public universities either do not offer or do not have the capacity to expand baccalaureate programs to meet these needs. This session will review the national scope of the community college baccalaureate, the findings of the California Community Colleges Baccalaureate Degree Study Group, new workforce and degree requirements, pending legislation, and the role of governing boards in addressing this issue.