7:30 AM

August 6, 2018 - 7:30 AM to August 7, 2018 - 5:15 PM

CENIC’s mission of providing the benefits of advanced networks to the eleven million Californians that use CalREN every day allows us an excellent opportunity to function as a nexus of next generation networking technology within California and beyond. After all, CENIC seeks to promote advanced networking for all of research and education within the Golden State, and often the best way to achieve this is to promote the kind of cutting-edge innovation that drives demand for such connectivity.

Through various invited workshops, CENIC has brought together many of the top movers and shakers in the world of advanced networking for research and education for one- to two-day programs of presentations, demonstrations, and the brainstorming needed to turn today’s cutting-edge technology into tomorrow’s research and education innovations.

The Second National Research Platform (2NRP) Workshop will bring together representatives from interested institutions to discuss implementation strategies for deployment of interoperable Science DMZs at a national, and potentially international, scale. The viewpoints of researchers, cyberinfrastructure experts, CIOs, as well as perspectives from regional and national networks, will help shape the program. Recent experiences from projects such as the National Science Foundation-funded Pacific Research Program, along with analogous national and international projects, will be essential features of the workshop, as well.

Sessions at 2NRP will also be devoted to science-driver application researchers, who will describe their needs for high-speed data transfer, including their successes and frustrations. Discussions will focus on requirements from the domain scientists and the networking architecture, policies, tools, and security necessary to deploy a National Research Platform. For more information, see the first NRP workshop report in 2017.

8:00 AM

August 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM to August 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Please join us at the nationally acclaimed Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) for a crucial orientation to board governance. This Institute is a must attend for newly elected or appointed trustees, college presidents, and board staff.

9:00 AM

August 6, 2018 - 9:00 AM to August 8, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Lilly-Asheville is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For over 36 years, Lilly Conferences on Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education.

4:00 PM

August 6, 2018 - 4:00 PM to August 9, 2018 - 1:00 PM
New Location


California Great Teachers Seminar is a high energy, powerful summer retreat that brings faculty together in search of the “great teacher” within themselves. With no experts or keynote speakers, the seminar is based on the principle that faculty are the experts in teaching and learn best from one another.

The Retreat Experience of a Lifetime for Faculty

If you are an educator who seeks to enhance your teaching and ensure greater learning on the part of your students, then this is the perfect seminar for you. Whether you teach full-time or part-time, are a veteran teacher or new to the profession, the California Great Teachers Seminar in Santa Barbara gives you a unique and powerful opportunity to reflect on what great teaching is all about. Join us for a profoundly simple and powerful experience for learning and growth in the art of teaching.

Goals of the Seminar
- to CELEBRATE good teaching.
- to INSPIRE faculty to venture beyond the limits of our own specializations and environments in search of the universals of teaching
- to DISCOVER effective and innovative approaches to teaching and learning
- to STIMULATE the exchange of information and ideas between faculty by bringing them together
- to REFLECT deeply on our own attitudes, methods, and behaviour as teachers in a supportive and engaging environment to RENEW our commitment to student learning and to our profession

Who should attend
All full and part-time faculty, counselors, and librarians.

7:00 AM

August 7, 2018 - 7:00 AM to August 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The 2018 SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, August 7-10. The Conference attracts around 250 participants and is planned by SHEEO staff with input from SHEEO members. It highlights the crucial issues and policy considerations states must address to build and sustain excellent systems of higher education. Attendees include SHEEO state agency executives, leaders from national higher education policy organizations, institutions, state and federal government, and vendors. The Conference is open to the public.

11:00 AM

August 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM to August 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM

TREASURER TRAINING: Financial stewardship for a strong local union

This comprehensive training will put you at ease and provide you practical tools to effectively carry out your role and responsibilities as a local union treasurer. It is designed specifically for AFT Treasurers of all levels of experience whose responsibilities include the union’s financial records and reports. Using a hands-on format, accounting experts will share examples of best practices essential in union administration. In addition to financial topics, this course will also cover the strategies and leadership skills necessary to building an effective union with the ability to achieve gains for our members and our students.

More information will be added as it becomes available.