7:00 AM

June 5, 2018 - 7:00 AM to June 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM
About the Institute
The Institute on General Education and Assessment continues to provide campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The rapidly changing composition and circumstances of our students and faculty compels all of us to expand our cultural understandings, organizational constructs, digital creativity, and pedagogical approaches in order to create learning environments that meet the needs and support success for all our students. During the Institute, teams explore intentional, well-defined, and meaningfully assessed models of general education; processes of redesign; and the implementation of highly effective practices aligned with the Essential Learning Outcomes. Drawing on many years of campus work, the Institute is framed around a set of Principles and Guidelines for redesigning and evaluating general education programs, curricula, and pedagogy through which students can develop the 21st-century knowledge and skills necessary for work, life, and responsible citizenship. AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge has direct implications for revitalizing general education and assessment through its call to make student signature work central for all students across the curriculum and as a means to expand student identity, agency and equity. Admission to the Institute is competitive and limited. All regionally accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.

Who Should Attend?
The Institute on General Education and Assessment is designed for any campus, system, or consortium engaged in redesigning general education for students. Attendees can be at any stage in the process of rethinking general education approaches and issues emerging from their respective needs and circumstances. Teams should include a diverse set of colleagues, including a senior academic officer and faculty members working on general education committees or teaching general education courses. Team members can include student affairs professionals and also assessment and curriculum specialists with active roles in advancing student learning on campus.

12:00 PM

June 5, 2018 - 12:00 PM to June 8, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) Leadership Institute invites you to participate in the 2018 professional development training program for community college leaders who desire the professional skills necessary to be effective, proactive leaders in the 21st century involved in workforce development and the enhancement of California’s position within the  global economy. 

Program content, delivered in four days of workshops, aims to enhance organizational effectiveness through personal and professional growth in the most challenging areas faced by deans, managers, and emerging leaders. Led by experienced faculty and administrators with successful careers and expertise in leadership and community college savvy, the program balances classroom learning with real world application.


  1. To train emerging leaders in both the foundational beliefs and leadership theory that drive decision making in the California Community College system, and to provide hands-on training on multiple competencies required in leading.
  2. To work with a cohort of other leaders to build relationships, practice teamwork, to learn from each other, and dare we say, to have fun.

Who will benefit:

  • New Deans
  • Program Managers
  • Faculty
  • Administrative assistants
  • Anyone who is responsible for coordinating, managing or being an effective member of a community college CTE/EWD office team

7:00 AM

June 6, 2018 - 7:00 AM to June 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM
The bylaws of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) require that there be “A meeting of members for the transaction of business of the Association to be brought before it, [which] shall be held each year….” Thus, AAAED holds an annual meeting of its membership in selected cities around the nation. The meeting is held in conjunction with a national conference, including plenary sessions, workshops, and other opportunities for professional development and networking.

This year we are offering four (4) conference tracks that you can mix and match to meet your needs. The following tracks and topics include these and more:
- AA/EEO Compliance
- EEO, AA regulatory changes, recruiting strategy, applicant tracking, compensation updates, how to move your organization beyond the regulations Academics
– faculty recruitment, violence on campus, elevating institutional effectiveness, harassment, aligning with the academic mission, title IX Diversity/Inclusion
– what happens when you are not at the table, moving your diversity program to the next level, LGBTQ, diversity metrics and measurements Professional Development
– moving your career forward, changing careers, branding yourself

Our goal is to provide attendees with practical guidance and tips that can be put to use quickly within your organizations. You will hear from agencies such as the OFCCP, EEOC, OCR, and others. We will also offer a variety of pre-conference sessions such as:
- Basics of Affirmative Action, Faculty Recruitment, Diversity
- Title IX beginning and advanced sessions
- Senior certification for PDTI
- New Professionals Academy
- Student Symposium

This conference is designed to meet the needs of any person classified as an EEO/AA or diversity professional. This would include equal opportunity directors, EEO specialists, affirmative action officers, human resource professionals, chief diversity officers, diversity and inclusion consultants and leaders, industrial relations specialists, labor relations advisors, career planning specialists, prospective managers, and other equity and inclusion professionals. You do not need to be a member of AAAED to attend, however, if you would like to become a member to receive discounts, get more information about AAAED membership.

8:30 AM

June 8, 2018 - 8:30 AM to June 10, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The CEO Leadership Academy is designed specifically to address the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges while creating a professional cohort through building relationships with colleagues that will prove beneficial for years to come.

Research demonstrates that districts and colleges led by CEOs with tenures closer to 10-years rather than the mean 4.6 years stated in the League’s CEO Tenure and Retention Study 2013-2014, tend to have better student outcomes and enhanced institutional stability. Professional development and support for California’s campus leaders is a critical investment in the future of our institutions.

Thank you to the League’s CEO Pathways Committee co-chaired by Sunita (Sunny) Cooke, Superintendent/President, MiraCosta College and Doug Houston, Chancellor, Yuba CCD for their work and support of this Academy.

9:00 AM

June 8, 2018 -
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Regional Research Groups Overview

Regional Research Groups offer in-person meetings throughout the state, focused on the latest institutional research and planning issues and developments taking place in California and beyond. These gatherings foster knowledge sharing and best practice exchanges and offer an environment for networking and relationship building in your region.

Join your fellow community college researchers and planners and stay current on important and timely issues!

Regional Research Group Roots

These groups stem from the Los Angeles area's CAMP Research Group, established in 2001 and named after its founding members — College of the Canyons, Antelope Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo College. As the success of CAMP spread, our board members liked the idea and began organizing additional regional groups across the state.

For questions about how you can lead or join a meeting, or for other questions, email Judy Perez or Denice Inciong.