Professional Development Committee

Functions

  1. Oversee and support all faculty professional development activities.
  2. Maintain and ensure faculty, instructional, and student improvement by helping to plan, promote, approve, and evaluate all on and off-campus faculty professional development activities.
  3. Solicit funding to support faculty attendance at professional conferences.
  4. Solicit and evaluate faculty requests for funding attendance at professional conferences.
  5. Annually prepare and deliver a report of accomplishments, challenges, and recommendations for improvement to Academic Senate at its first meeting in May.

Detailed Committee Description

Click here to view functions, membership, length of membership, chair, meetings, agenda, and minutes details. Approved by Academic Senate 02/25/2014.

Committee Minutes

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Minutes from 2014 02 10

Current Membership

Jane E. Donnelly
John Lovern
Kathleen Johnson
Ana Gomez de Torres (co-chair)
Susan D Farley
Diane Auten (co-chair)

Policies & Procedures

Process for requesting professional development funds to attend a professional conference

Forms for requesting professional development funds to attend a professional conference

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