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.

Fall 2021 Professional Development Day Schedule

Fall 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

Please read the form carefully to be sure that your proposed activity meets the guidelines established in AB1725. 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.

Step 1: CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FACULTY FUNDING REQUEST FORM

Procedures for Claiming Reimbursement of Conference Expenses

  • Step 2: To request reimbursement of expenses, submit the Conference Reimbursement Claim Form
    • 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

Please note: In AB 1887, the California Legislature determined that "California must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people." (Gov. Code, § 11139.8, subd. (a)(5).) The following states are currently subject to California's ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Committee Members

  • Chair, Lea Hald
  • Vice-Chair, Kiersten Elliott
  • Julie Chekroun
  • Nick Fox
  • Jessica Krug
  • Marissa Moreno
  • Maria Muñoz

  • Brian Rodas

Email Address

AcadSenProfDev@smc.edu

Current Meetings

Time: Tuesdays - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Fall and Spring semesters only)

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

2021-2022 Academic year

All meetings will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. PST. Agendas will be made available prior to each meeting. Minutes posted after the meeting.

Meeting Date Documents

August 31, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

September 21, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

September 28, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

October 12, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

October 26, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

November 9, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

November 30, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

December 7, 2021

Minutes

Agenda

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Past Meetings

Agendas, Minutes, and Information
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