Showcasing community colleges that are transforming placement and remediation in English/reading, math and ESL.


Call for Proposals

Submission deadline: October 30, 2017

With AB705 on the horizon, and changes in CSU policies, the landscape for remediation is changing in California. And new approaches are producing dramatic gains in student completion of transfer-level English and math for all racial and ethnic groups. This conference is the place where community colleges can learn from peers who are already implementing powerful reforms to placement and remediation.

We invite proposals from colleges working to improve outcomes for students traditionally placed into remediation, especially colleges that are:

  • Implementing multiple measures and/or guided self-placement
  • Offering co-requisite courses in English and math at the transfer level
  • Using a pathways approach to placement and remediation in math
  • Accelerating English language instruction in the ESL curriculum
  • Transforming classroom pedagogy within accelerated models
  • Providing professional development to support faculty to teach in new models
  • Bringing equity-mindedness to remediation design

For each proposal, we ask you to submit a session title (12 works max), an abstract to be included in the program (50 words max), and a presentation description (200 words max) and provide evidence that your approach increases completion of transfer-level courses in English and math and narrows achievement gaps.

Submit proposals here:

March 8-10, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento

Pre-conference workshops—Thursday, March 8

Main Conference—Friday and Saturday, March 9-10

Registration opens in mid-November
$200 for main conference, $75 for pre-conference workshops