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Non-essential travel update:

A message from Chris Bonvenuto, Vice President of Business and Administration
 
Based upon the March 7th 2020, guidance received from the California Department of Public Health to higher education institutions related to the COVID-19 virus, the college has cancelled all non-essential travel until further notice. This information was communicated by President Jeffery in an e-mail dated March 11, 2020.
 
In light of this directive, it is the employee’s responsibility to cancel all airline reservations, related lodging and conference registrations to obtain a refund (or a credit where a refund is not allowed). Credits must be used by June 30, 2021 for District related travel.
 
The District will reimburse for any non-refundable or non-credit portions of flight expenses with the appropriate documentation.
 
Please contact Cristina Hamblet, Accounts Payable Supervisor at hamblet_cristina@smc.edu  or x 4601 in Accounts Payable for any questions regarding reimbursement.
 
We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.


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 PDF FilePDC 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")



Past Events



Policies



Committee Members​

  • Chair, Marisol Moreno
  • Vice-Chair, Edna Chavarry
  • Dione Carter
  • ​Kiersten Elliott
  • Lea Hald
  • Eric Oifer
  • Brian Rodas
  • Nick Fox
  • Julie Chekroun

Email Address

AcadSenProfDev@smc.edu​



Meetings

Time: Thursdays - 3 to 5 p.m.

Location: Library Conference Room 275 or Center for Teaching Excellence M104 (please see agenda)

Spring 2020

DateDocuments
February 20
Agenda
Minutes​
March 5
Agenda​
Minutes​
March 19 - Canceled
Agenda​
Minutes
April 2
​Minutes
April 23
Minutes
May 7
Agenda
Minutes
May 21
Agenda
Min​utes​​
June 4
Ag​enda
Minutes

Fall 2019

DateDocuments
September 5
September 19
October 3
Minutes
October 17
Minutes
October 24
Minutes
November 7
Agenda
Minutes
November 21
Agenda
December 5
Minutes

Fall 2018

DateDocuments
August 30
Minutes
September 13
September 27
October 11
Minutes
October 25
November 8
November 29
December 6
Minutes

Spring 2018

DateDocuments
February 22
March 8
March 22
April 5Canceled
April 19
May 3
May 17
May 31
Minutes
June17
Agenda
Minutes

Fall 2017

DateDocuments
September 7
September 21
October 5
October 19
November 9
November 30
Minutes
December 7
Minutes

Spring 2017

DateDocuments
February 23
Minutes
March 9
Canceled
March 23
Canceled
April 6
Agenda
Minutes
April 20
May 4
May 18
Minutes

Fall 2016

DateDocuments
September 15
Minutes
September 29
Minutes
October 13
Meeting Canceled
October 27
Minutes
November 10
Minutes
December 1
Agenda
Minutes

Spring 2016

DateDocuments
February 18
March 3
March 17
Canceled
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19

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