Meetings: The first Monday of every month
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
All are welcome to attend.
The Professional Development Committee can be reached by email by contacting your 2019-2020 chairs, Diana Bajrami (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maurice Jones (email@example.com). Please include Marivic Lizardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
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.
Submit your completed application electronically to Sabeen Sandhu (email@example.com) & Marivic Lizardo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR AS WE HAVE EXHAUSTED OUR FUNDING.
YOU CAN, HOWEVER, APPLY NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR (2019-2020)
We Encourage you to apply early!
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
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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)