Professional Development Committee
- Agenda & Minutes
- Additional Funding Sources
- Mandatory FLEX
- Variable FLEX
The Professional Development Committee
- The FLEX Days for 2021-2022 have been determined. They are Thursday, October 28 for Fall 2021 and Tuesday, March 8 for Spring 2022.
- If you are Full-Time faculty, please make sure to complete your Variable FLEX form (Part 2) by May 15 and submit to Rifka Several.
- The PDC is currently accepting proposals for our Spring 2022 FLEX Day which is on Tuesday, March 8 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The final deadline to submit proposals for consideration in the program is Tuesday, February 8 by 5:00 PM.
- Archives from past FLEX day sessions, including Fall 2021, can be found here.
The Professional Development Committee is charged in an advisory capacity to address the professional and personal growth needs of the campus faculty, staff, and administration in accordance with the California Education Code as well as to foster the professional development goals set forth in the CLPCCD District Educational Master Planand the Las Positas College Mission Statement & Institutional Strategic Goals.
- In 2014, AB 2558 was placed into effect which effectively established the Community College Professional
Development Program and eliminated the Community College Faculty and Staff Development
- This assembly bill requires that each campus has a Professional Development Advisory
Committee (composed of faculty, staff, and administrators), completes an annual human
development resources plan, and submits a report of the actual expenses incurred through
faculty & staff development each year.
- Professional Development Funding is to be disbursed according to the rules and regulations
of the board of governors. In order to receive continued funding for Professional
Development on campus, documentation must be maintained concerning employees' participation
in Professional Development activities in accordance with their contractually obligated
- Another intersting item from 2015 is the creation of the new ACCJC Accreditation Standard III.A.5 which calls for the following:
"The institution provides all personnel with appropriate opportunities for continued professional development, consistent with the institutional mission and based on identified teaching and learning needs. The institution plans professional development activites to meet the needs of its personnel. With the assistance of the participants, the institution systematically evaluates professional development programs and uses the results of these evaluations as a basis for improvement."
- Section 87153 of California Education Code specifies the type of Professional Development activities
that may be funded by the Community College Professional Development Program. They
are as follows:
- Improvement of teaching.
- Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills.
- In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation.
- Retraining to meet changing institutional needs.
- Intersegmental exchange programs.
- Development of innovations in instructional and adminstrative techniques and program effectiveness.
- Computer and technological proficiency programs.
- Courses and training implementing affirmative action and upward mobility.
- Other activities determined to be related to educational and professional development
pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community
Colleges, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs designed to develop
Meetings are held during the second Monday of each month from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 1687 via Zoom.
Charge of Committee
Develop policies and processes for awarding of professional development funds; review
and make recommendations for funding of staff proposals; plan and promote professional
President, Academic Senate, Classified Senate
- Faculty Tri-Chair (selected by President & Academic Senate)
- Classified Tri-Chair (selected by Classified Senate)
- Administrator Tri-Chair (President or designee)
- 1 Faculty from each Division (currently 5 total)
- 1 Part-time Faculty
- 5 Classified, including Teaching and Learning Center and Administrative Services
- 1 Student (non-voting), selected from LPCSG
- Academic Senate
- Administration (President)
- Classified Senate
2 years. One-half replaced each year. First year selected by lottery.
This is the membership list, effective for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:
|Dyrell Foster||Administrator Tri-Chair|
|David Powers||Faculty Tri-Chair|
|Carolyn Scott||Classified Tri-Chair|
|Rifka Several||Senior Administrative Assistant|
|Amanda Castelli||Faculty/Student Services|
|Cheryl Dolan||Part-Time Faculty|
|Alesia High||Classified/Administrative Services|
|The Professional Development Committee currently reports out to the President & the Academic Senate. The official membership consists of three chairs (administrator, faculty, and classified), five faculty (one from each division), one part-time faculty member, and five classified (including the TLC and Administrative Services). Appointments are made by a combination of the Academic Senate, Administration, and the Classified Senate. Members serve two year terms with one-half of the membership replaced each year. The first year of the Professional Development Committee is selected by lottery.|