Academic Senate

Professional Development Committee

Develops, coordinates, supports, and monitors the institutional and individual non-sabbatical professional development activities of faculty. To further collegiality and make good use of resources, this committee coordinates with both classified and administrative professional development committees.

 Spring 2021 Professional Development Day 
Recordings Now Available!

Spring 2021 Professional Development Day Homepage


Faculty Professional Development Funding

Guidelines for Professional Development Conference Request for Faculty

Information

  • PDC Conference Request Applications are only being accepted for virtual trainings/conferences while the District is observing COVID-19. 
  • Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply for PDC Conference Requests.
  • To ensure a greater distribution of funds, 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.
  • Funds will be allotted on a first-come, first served basis. Once the PDC Conference Request funds are depleted, applications will not be accepted until the next fiscal year.
  • 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.

Steps to Request Funding

Read the form carefully to be sure that your proposed activity meets the guidelines established in Section 87153 of California Education Code. See below.

  • Applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance

Complete the PDC Conference Funding Form 

Procedures for Claiming Reimbursement of Conference Expenses

  • Fill out and sign the      (found on the Faculty Professional Development page under "Forms")
  • Reimbursement requests must be accompanied with original detailed receipts.
  • Submit the claim form with original itemized receipts to Accounts Payable (accountspayable@smc.edu) for all reimbursement items. The subject line of the email requesting reimbursement should read: “PDC Reimbursement Request.”
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Policies

Committee Members

  • Chair, Lea Hald
  • Vice-Chair, Kiersten Elliott
  • Julie Chekroun
  • Nick Fox
  • Jessica Krug
  • Brian Rodas
  • Marissa Osato

Email Address

AcadSenProfDev@smc.edu

Current Meetings

Time: Tuesdays - 2:45 to 4:34 p.m. (Fall and Spring semesters only)

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

2020-2021 Academic year

All meetings will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. PST
Agendas will be made available prior to each meeting. Minutes posted after the meeting.

Meeting Date Documents

September 10, 2020

September 10 Agenda

September 10 Minutes

September 24, 2020

September 24 Agenda

September 24 Minutes

October 8, 2020

October 8 Agenda

October 8 Minutes

October 22, 2020

October 22 Agenda

Minutes

November 5, 2020

Minutes

Agenda

November 19, 2020

Minutes

Agenda

December 3, 2020

Minutes

Agenda

February 23, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

March 9, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

March 23, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

April 6, 2021

Cancelled

April 20, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

May 4, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

May 18, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

June 1, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

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Past Meetings

Agendas, Minutes, and Information
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