Committees and Groups

This page includes a list of the different Professional Learning Committees and ongoing opportunities at Cañada College.

Campus-wide Professional Learning Committee

2018-19 Members

Dave Meckler - Co-Chair, CIETL Coordinator

David Reed - Co-Chair, Dean, ASLT Division

To Nhu Do - Faculty Representative

Alessandra Zanassi - CSEA/Classified Senate appointee

Gage Joiner - ASCC Student Representative

Jacky Ip - Staff Representative


  • Provides input and feedback on the College Professional Learning Plan
  • Sets and assesses campus-wide professional learning goals
  • Determines campus-wide professional learning needs through a needs assessment
  • Plans themes and activities (including Flex Days) according to the campus-wide professional learning plan and employee needs
  • Evaluate professional learning activities based on participant feedback
  • Collaborate with other on-campus professional development groups
  • Identify additional tasks and responsibilities related to professional learning

Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of the Month - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Academic Year 2018-19

September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11 - Location: Building 2 - Room 10

February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 - Location:  Building 3 - Room 142


Participatory Governance committee assignments:

PBC Chairs, Cabinet, and ASCC advisors appoint representatives from respective areas (2 faculty, 2 staff, 1 administrator and 1-2 students)


Faculty Professional Development Committee

Lisa Palmer - Committee Chair - English Faculty

Vacant - Faculty Member

Denise Erickson - Art History Faculty

Nathan Staples -AFT appointee

Salumeh Eslamieh -AFT appointee

Adam Windham - Interim Dean of Science & Technology

Tammy Robinson - Vice President of Instruction
  • Allocates faculty professional development funds to faculty for conference and workshop opportunities
  • Determines application and approval processes for faculty to request PD funds for attending conferences and workshops
  • Reviews faculty conference and workshop PD applications
Academic Senate and AFT                      


Classified Professional Development Committee

Jeri Eznekier- Project Director, CAA and CWA

Maria Huning - Project Director - Upward Bound

Adlofo Leiva - Director of SparkPoint

Sarita Lopez - Accounting Technician, CSEA

David Reed - Interim Dean, ASLT

Jeanne Stalker-Pres. Classified Senate/CSEA Classified Senate Appointee

Mary Concha Thia - Interim Vice President of Administrative Services

  • Allocates Classified Staff professional development funds to Classified Staff for conference and workshop opportunities and Cañada tuition reimbursement (this is different from the district-level tuition reimbursement)
  • Determines application and approval processes for Classified Staff to request PD funds for attending conferences and workshops and tuition reimbursements
  • Coordinates application and approval processes with district and local guidelines
  • Reviews Classified Staff conference and workshop PD applications
Classified Senate and CSEA