Professional Development Committee
- Agenda & Minutes
- Additional Funding Sources
- Mandatory FLEX
- Variable FLEX
- The FLEX Days for 2022-2023 have been determined. They are Thursday, October 20 for Fall 2022 and Thursday, March 16 for Spring 2023.
- If you are Full-Time faculty, please make sure to complete your Variable FLEX form (Part 2) by May 15 and submit toRifka Several.
- The PDC is currently acceptingproposalsfor our Fall 2022 FLEX Day which is on Thursday, October 20 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The final deadline to submit proposals for consideration in the program is Tuesday, September 20 by 5:00 PM.
- Archives from past FLEX day sessions, including Spring 2022, can be foundhere.
专业发展提交tee is charged in an advisory capacity to address the professional and personal growth needs of the campus faculty, staff, and administration in accordance with the California Education Code as well as to foster the professional development goals set forth in theCLPCCD District Educational Master Planand theLas Positas College Mission Statement & Institutional Strategic Goals.
- In 2014,AB 2558was placed into effect which effectively established the Community College Professional Development Program and eliminated the Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund.
- This assembly bill requires that each campus has a Professional Development Advisory Committee (composed of faculty, staff, and administrators), completes an annual human development resources plan, and submits a report of the actual expenses incurred through faculty & staff development each year.
- Professional Development Funding is to be disbursed according to the rules and regulations of the board of governors. In order to receive continued funding for Professional Development on campus, documentation must be maintained concerning employees' participation in Professional Development activities in accordance with their contractually obligated hours.
- Another intersting item from 2015 is the creation of the newACCJC Accreditation Standard III.A.5which calls for the following:
"The institution provides all personnel with appropriate opportunities for continued professional development, consistent with the institutional mission and based on identified teaching and learning needs. The institution plans professional development activites to meet the needs of its personnel. With the assistance of the participants, the institution systematically evaluates professional development programs and uses the results of these evaluations as a basis for improvement."
- Section87153of California Education Code specifies the type of Professional Development activities that may be funded by the Community College Professional Development Program. They are as follows:
- Improvement of teaching.
- Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills.
- In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation.
- Retraining to meet changing institutional needs.
- Intersegmental exchange programs.
- Development of innovations in instructional and adminstrative techniques and program effectiveness.
- Computer and technological proficiency programs.
- Courses and training implementing affirmative action and upward mobility.
- Other activities determined to be related to educational and professional development pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs designed to develop self-esteem.
Meetings are held during the second Monday of each month from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 1687 and via Zoom.
Charge of Committee
Develop policies and processes for awarding of professional development funds; review and make recommendations for funding of staff proposals; plan and promote professional development activities.
President, Academic Senate, Classified Senate
- Faculty Tri-Chair (selected by President & Academic Senate)
- Classified Tri-Chair (selected by Classified Senate)
- Administrator Tri-Chair (President or designee)
- 1 Faculty from each Division (currently 5 total)
- 1 Part-time Faculty
- 5 Classified,including Teaching and Learning Center and Administrative Services
- 1 Student (non-voting), selected from LPCSG
- Academic Senate
- Administration (President)
- Classified Senate
2 years. One-half replaced each year. First year selected by lottery.
This is the membership list, effective for the2021-2022 Academic Year:
|Dyrell Foster||Administrator Tri-Chair|
|David Powers||Faculty Tri-Chair|
|Carolyn Scott||Classified Tri-Chair|
|Rifka Several||Senior Administrative Assistant|
|Amanda Castelli||Faculty/Student Services|
|Cheryl Dolan||Part-Time Faculty|
|Alesia High||Classified/Administrative Services|
|专业发展提交tee currently reports out to the President & the Academic Senate. The official membership consists of three chairs (administrator, faculty, and classified), five faculty (one from each division), one part-time faculty member, and five classified (including the TLC and Administrative Services). Appointments are made by a combination of the Academic Senate, Administration, and the Classified Senate. Members serve two year terms with one-half of the membership replaced each year. The first year of the Professional Development Committee is selected by lottery.|