Faculty Professional Development


The purpose of faculty professional development is 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 under Professional Development Program.

Please review the 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 at least thirty days before the event. All forms are available as links below.

Deadlines and Eligibility

  • Short Term applications (conference/workshops) are available for all faculty and are accepted by the end of Spring semester.
  • Long Term applications applications for Spring semester projects are accepted by October 15th, and for Fall semester projects are accepted by March 1st. Long term funding is  available for full time faculty.
  • Extended Leave applications are due March 1st and available for full time faculty.

Covered Expenses

  • Registration fee
  • Faculty replacement
  • Tuition fee
  • Travel expenses such as:
    • Transportation (airfare, *mileage, other)
      • *Mileage calculation must be estimated as roundtrip from Cañada College OR home, whichever is closer to conference/workshop site. 
    • Car Rental and/or shuttle/bus/taxi fare
    • Lodging (room charges and taxes only)
    • Meals (up to $60.00 per diem)
      • Meal reimbursement breakdown: $10 breakfast, $20 lunch, $30 dinner
      • Agenda or other document showing meals were not provided at conference required
    • Miscellaneous (tolls and parking charges)

Proof of covered expenses MUST be included in the application.

Travel funds will cover a maximum of $2,500 per year, per applicant.


Academic Senate and/or Basic Skills Funding

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 for the supplemental fund to inform them that an application is forthcoming.

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