Staff Development Committee

Meetings: The first Monday of every month
Time:          12:00 – 1:00 pm
Place:          A228

All are welcome to attend.

The Professional Development Committee can be reached by email by contacting your 2019-2020 chairs, Diana Bajrami ( and Maurice Jones ( Please include Marivic Lizardo ( in your correspondence with chairs.


College of Alameda’s Professional Development Committee supports the intellectual and professional growth of our faculty and staff.

What is the process of facilitating a workshop? 

Complete and submit to the Staff Development Committee the Staff Development Workshop Proposal Form:

Staff Development Workshop Proposal Form

We support the following professional development activities:

Attendance at Off-Campus Professional Conferences, Workshops, & Seminars

If you would like funding for professional development beyond this, please submit an application, which our committee will review on a case-by-base basis.

We provide the following funding one time per academic year:

Up to $1,100 for Full-Time Faculty

Up to $900 for Part-Time Faculty

If you are an invited presenter (FT or PT) you will receive an additional $200 and $100 if you serve as a facilitator (documentation post activity is required)

How do I request Professional Development Funds for approved activities?  

Step # 1: Read the   Staff Development Application Procedures

Step #2:  Complete and submit to the Staff Development Committee the following forms with required attachments.

Staff Development Request Form for Funds

Travel Request Form 7400

Submit your completed application electronically to Sabeen Sandhu ( & Marivic Lizardo (

Our timeline:

Because the committee meets the first Monday of every month, please allow a minimum of one month to process your application for funding.

If your application includes out of state activities, board approval is required and requires a minimum of 45 business days to process. Also, due to AB1877, we cannot approve travel to states subject to the following travel ban:

Our Goal — Dissemination: 

Once you complete your professional development activity, we encourage you to disseminate your knowledge. Present your growth during district and college flex days, share with your department or colleagues, write an article for the COA Splash, or submit to us and we will post your accomplishments on our webpage.

Staff Development Constitution and Bylaws


We Encourage you to apply early!

Membership 2018-2019:

Faculty: Diana Bajrami & Maurice Jones (Chairs), Ann Chun

Classified Professionals: Marivic Lizardo, Kawanna Rollins, Michael Duensing, Shawn Foster, & Selwyn Montgomery

Administrators: Deans Eva Jennings & Ana McClanahan

May 2019 Minutes

April 2019 Minutes

March 2019 Minutes
February 2019 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
November 5, 2018 Minutes
September 10, 2018 Minutes
February 5, 2018 Minutes
December 4, 2017 Minutes
November 6, 2017 Minutes
October 3, 2017 Minutes
September 5, 2017 Minutes
August 14, 2017 Minutes


Links for Professional Development Webinars:
Archived @One Webinars

ASCC Professional Development College & Online Courses

National Science Digital Library

Innovative Educators Webinars

University Webinars

EdNet Webinars

Free Training (Online Videos) on Camtasia — Creating Videos for your Class

Updates from Faculty & Staff

The Professional Development Committee is proud to announce our 2019-2020 Sabbatical Recipients:

Mary will spend her sabbatical in Guatemala learning Spanish to better serve our Latinx students. She has enrolled in an intensive language study program and also hopes to further cultural competency. By the end of her sabbatical, she will earn a diploma of Spanish as a foreign language (DELE).

Stefanie will spend her sabbatical researching and developing noncredit transition/language support classes for ESOL and bilingual students. Her end goal is to develop courses and a certificate/program in line with guided pathways.

Please check back for updates on the 2020-2021 Call for Sabbatical Applications.

Save the Date! Flex day is Friday, August 16th, 2019 from 9 am – 4 pm.

We are excited to offer the following trainings/workshops/activities in Fall:

A Full Breakfast & Lunch
Updates from the Academic Senate and Classified Senate Presidents
Updates from the PFTF
Brief address from President Karas
Guided Pathways Activity
Safety Awareness/Shooter on Campus Training from Risk Management
Announcement from Physical Education
Non Credit Reading and Writing Courses in the LRC (Nelson & O’Neal)
Revising Learning Modules to be more Student-Driven (Nelson)
What is non-credit and how does it serve our students? (Armstead & Price)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Assessment Workshop (Park & SLOACs)
Teaching Across the Ages (McClanahan)
The New Student-Centered Funding Formula (Chen)
International Study Abroad (Gephart)
Excel Training (Duensing)