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Faculty Professional Development

Please review the following information prior to completing the application. Approval of applications is contingent upon availability of funds. Submit your application to your Division Dean for review and approval thirty (30) days before the event. All forms are available as links below.


 

Purpose:

To update, retrain, and broaden faculty expertise to meet current and future needs of our students in accordance with college priorities. For more information, please refer to the AFT contract, Article 13, Professional Development Program.

Deadlines and Eligibility:

Conference/Short Term applications are accepted by May 15, 2015 and available to all faculty.

Long Term applications are accepted by October 15 for spring semester projects or March 1 for fall semester projects and available to Full-Time faculty.

Extended Leave (Sabbaticals) proposals are due March 1 and are available to Full-Time faculty.

 

* Non-attendance to the conference/workshop will not be reimbursed.

Covered Expenses:

1. Registration Fee,
2. Faculty replacement, tuition fee,
3. Travel (limited to lodging, mileage, & transportation)

Proof of estimated covered expenses (including mileage calculation such as MapQuest/Google Map, hotel, air, bus/train/shuttle reservations) MUST be attached to application.

Mileage calculation is estimated as round-trip from Cañada College OR home, whichever is closer to conference site.

NOTE: Meals, membership, dues, materials, parking, & tolls are NOT COVERED.

 
 

Submit the following required materials 30 days BEFORE the conference/project:

Submit your application and personal statement to your Division Dean 30 days or more before the conference. It will be forwarded to the Office of Instruction for the Professional Development Committee’s review. The committee’s decision will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your application.

1. Application Form
Include an information flyer to show proof     of conference, fee schedule, and estimated expenses (transportation, mileage, lodging) listed under the Covered Expenses.

2. Personal Statement - Short Term
Compose at least 1 page addressing the topics below and attach to your application:

A) Benefit to the College;
B) Enhancement to existing course or program area (a plan for sharing the results of the activity);
C) Personal enrichment.

3. Personal Statement - Long Term
Address the topics below and attach to your application:

A) An outline of the planned project, program, activity or work experience including a statement of purpose and objectives;
B) A description of the activities involved;
C) Enhancement to existing course or program area (a plan for sharing the results of the activity).

4. Conference Advance Form
Form must be completed if/when traveling outside of CA or requesting a fund advance. Submit form 30 days prior to the event. Click here for the form.

 

If you are applying for Basic Skills funds, please add a brief paragraph to your proposal explaining how your project relates to basic skills. You must contact the Basic Skills Committee and Academic Senate supplemental fund to inform them that an application is forthcoming.        

Submit the following materials within 10 days AFTER the conference/project:

Submit your reimbursement form along with the required documents listed below to your Division Dean within 10 days after the conference. It will then be forward to the Office of Instruction to process the reimbursement. You will be notified when your reimbursement check is available.

1. Statement of Conference Expense Form
Click here for the form. Include original receipts, and proof of payment (ex: credit/debit card statement or copy of front and back side of check). If you receive an advance, state the amount advanced to you.

2. Project Report Form
This is REQUIRED for Long Term projects; OPTIONAL for Short Term projects. Submit this report to your Division Dean.


*June conference dates have restrictions; please contact the Professional Development Chair.


Suggestions:
If you attend the same conference annually, you should apply as soon as you receive information about the conference.


Questions:
If
you have questions, please contact Salumeh Eslamieh, Professional Development Committee Chair at (650) 306-3227 or Eslamiehs@smccd.edu. Professional Development is governed by the AFT contract; please refer to your contract or view it online at http://www.aft1493.org

 

Forms:

Application Form

Conference Advance Form

Statement of Conference Expense

Project Report Form

 

Examples of successful applications/proposals and reports

Short Term Proposal:
Alison Field - Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Sandra Mendez - UC Counselor Conference (Counseling)
Polin Yadak - 2012 NROC Network Members Meeting (Science & Technology)

Long Term Proposal:
Jeanette Medina (Science & Technology)

Project report (Long Term):
Rafael Rivera - Radiation Health Physics Master's Degree

 

Professional Development Committee Members

Per AFT contract, Article 13.11, committee membership consists of 3 AFT appointed faculty, 1 Academic Senate appointed faculty., and 2 Administrators:
  • Salumeh Eslamieh - Professional Development Committee Chair
  • Kurt Devlin - Faculty, Athletics, Learning Resources, Library
  • Lisa Palmer - Faculty, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Denise Erickson - Faculty, Humanities & Social Sciences (split time with Nathan Staples)
  • Gregory Anderson - Vice President of Instruction
  • David Johnson - Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences

 

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