Professional Development

​​Professional Development Committee


To offer and enhance opportunities that promote the training and professional development of faculty, classified, supervisory and administrative personnel.

To plan and recommend activities to the College President for approval.

​Guiding Principle

The guiding principle of the Professional Development Committee is to have positive influence on the quality of instruction and services offered to students.


Committee members are expected to represent general institutional interest beyond the interests of their disciplines, divisions, or special interests.

The faculty members should represent a variety of departments across the campus. The Professional Development Committee will consist of the following:

  • 4 faculty appointed by the Academic Senate
  • 3 Classified appointed by CSEA
  • 2 Administrators or Supervisors appointed by the College President

The Professional Development Committee members will elect the chair.


Establish and implement a procedure at allocate staff development funds. Any changes in procedures that apply to the faculty will be submitted to the Academic Senate for approval prior to implementation.

Offer professional development opportunities.

Plan professional development days' activities for the campus.

Conduct professional development needs and surveys.

Assess and improve professional development activities.


Agendas and minutes shall be posted and available.

Committee actions should reflect a majority vote by quorum of the members.

Meetings will be held on at least on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.

Meetings are open to all members of the college community.

​​Committee Meetings

Fall 2015

Location: GE118 & Time: 1:00-2:30

Day and Date

​​Monday, Sept. 21, 2015               Agenda

Monday, October 5, 2015            Agenda 

​​Monday, October 19, 2015          Agenda

​Monday, November 2, 2015        Agenda

​Monday, November 16, 2015      Agenda

​Monday, December 7, 2015

​Monday,December 14, 2015


All are welcome to attend.



Professional Development Committee Agendas and Minutes Spring 2016 Development Committee Agendas and Minutes Spring 2016.pdfProfessional Development Committee Agendas and Minutes Spring 2016Professional Development Committee
PD Agenda 10-5-15 Development Committee Agenda October 5, 2015.pdfPD Agenda 10-5-15Professional Development Committee 2015
PD agenda 10-19-15 Development Committee Agenda October 19, 2015.pdfPD agenda 10-19-15Professional Development Committee 2015
PD agenda 11-14-15 Development Committee Agenda Nov 14 2015.pdfPD agenda 11-14-15Professional Development Committee 2015
PD agenda 11-2-15 Development Committee Agenda Nov 2, 2015.pdfPD agenda 11-2-15Professional Development Committee 2015
PD agenda 9-21-15 Dev Com Meeting Agenda, Sept 21, 2015.pdfPD agenda 9-21-15Professional Development Committee 2015

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives

 Lamel Harris, Dean of Kinesiology & Wellness

Duncan Graham, Vice-President of  Academic Affairs

Faculty  Representatives


Celia Cruz-Johnson, Reading Faculty & Committee Chair

Heather Jellison, ESL Faculty

Charles Heimler, English Faculty (Fall 2015)

William Reyes, Counsellor

Mary Conroy, Global Studies & Psychology Faculty

Classified  Representatives

Maria Avalos, Student Affairs

Bunnie Rose, Supervisor Academic Affairs

Claudia Amador, Academic Affairs



SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College