- Spring, March 2020 Institutional Professional Development Day
Faculty Professional Development Funding
All SMC faculty are eligible to apply once per academic year for up to $1,000.00 of professional development funding for conferences or other professional development activities.
Please read the form carefully to be sure that your proposed activity meets the guidelines established in AB1725. Successful applications will clearly describe how the proposed activity satisfactorily meets both the college's goals and objectives and the AB 1725 legislative requirements. The application requires the approval of five signatures in total: the Department Chair, Vice President of Academic Affairs, PDC Chair, Vice President Human Resources, and the President/Superintendent. Therefore, we ask that the form be turned in
at least 30 days in advance of the event.
The PDC is an Academic Senate Joint Committee that only meets during the fall and spring semester, and does not meet during the intersessions. The PDC can receive conference funding applications dated before the start of the academic year, but since the committee does not officially meet until the fall semester,
we cannot guarantee that applications will be reviewed or approved during the summer months. All eligible applications must first be approved in order to receive reimbursement from the district. District policy does not allow for retroactive reimbursement after an event has occurred.
Step 1: Complete the
PDC Conference Funding Form (print first page on blue paper)
Applications need to include all supporting documentation of the event (ex. official conference agenda with dates and conference costs, and if presenting include official invitation letter); travel (ex. google maps to show car mileage from SMC to conference location, estimated airfare cost); and lodging (ex. estimated hotel cost).
A successful application will provide supporting details to demonstrate how the professional development opportunity links to AB1725 (print second page on white paper). Attach an additional page if needed to provide complete responses to the "request for funding" form (i.e., page 2 of the application).
Step 2: To request reimbursement of expenses, submit the
Conference Reimbursement Claim Form (found on the Faculty Professional Development page under "Forms")
Opening Day, Thursday, August 22, 2019
Spring 2019 Professional Development Day - March 14, 2019
Fall 2018 Opening Day - August 23, 2018
Spring 2018 Institutional Faculty Flex Day - March 13, 2018
Fall 2017 Opening Day - August 24, 2017
Spring 2017 Professional Development Day Program - March 16, 2017
Spring 2017 Professional Development Day Map
Fall 2016 Professional Development Day - August 25, 2016
Spring 2016 Professional Development Day - March 15, 2016
Fall 2015 Professional Development Day - August 27, 2015
Spring 2015 Professional Development Day - March 19, 2015
Fall 2014 Professional Development Day - August 28, 2014
Spring 2014 Professional Development Day, March 18, 2014
Fall 2013 Professional Development Day - August 22, 2013
Spring 2013 Professional Development Day - March 12, 2013
Fall 2012 Professional Development Day - August 23, 2012
Spring 2012 Professional Development Day - March 15, 2012
Emergency Preparedness Workshops (SMCPD Sgt. Jere Romano)
Fall 2011 Professional Development Day - August 25, 2011
Spring 2011 Professional Development Day - March 17, 2011
Technology in the Classroom BSI Workshops
Barriers and Solutions for changing students’ motivation & engagement for learning (Dr. Myron Dembo)
Time: Thursdays - 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Library Conference Room 275 or Center for Teaching Excellence M104 (please see agenda)