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

Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday's of the month from 3:30 - 5 pm in Room LRC-114 (Library).

All are welcome to attend.​​

Fall 2019​ Meetings​

October 9, 2019

​October 23, 2019
​November 13, 2019
​November 27, 2019

​December 11, 2019


Agendas 2018 - 2019

PDC Agenda 2.21.19.docxPDC Agenda 2.7.19.docxPDC Agenda 12.18.18.docxPDC Agenda 12.6.18.docx
PDC Agenda 11.29.18.docx
PDC Agenda 11.1.18.docxPDC Agenda 10.18.18.docx
PDC Agenda 10.4.18.docx
PDC Agenda 9.20.18.docx

Minutes 2018 - 2019
PDC Minutes 2.7.19.docx
PDC Minutes 12.6.18.docx
PDC Minutes 11.29.18.docx
PDC Minutes 11.1.18.docx
PDC Minutes 10.18.18.docx
PDC Minutes 10.4.18.docx
PDC Minutes 9.20.18.docx

pD Funding Application 2018-19

The Professional Development Committee (PDC), solicits applications from faculty, staff, and administrators who seek funding for professional conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes, and for bringing experts to campus. Approved activities must focus on the development of staff in order to improve the success of SJCC students and/or the campus community.

Funding for faculty, staff, and administrators is limited to $1,000 per academic year. Applications are reviewed during committee meetings listed. 

Process for Professional Development Funds:
  1. Read the instructions on the guideline to see if you qualify. 
  2. Fill out the Professional Development Application Funds and obtain necessary approval and signature from your supervisor or administrator.
  3. Deliver the Application to Jacqueline Gamboa’s mailbox in Reprographics.

Click the link below to download application:

PDC Application 2018-19.docx

SJCC Performance Indicators.pdf

Employee Recognition 2018 - 2019

May 8, 2019 from 2pm - 3:30 pm in Room T-415
Professional Development Days 2018 - 2019

Professional Development is mandatory for Full-time Faculty. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend Professional Development and will receive compensation – BE SURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR TIMESHEET. Alternative Activity Plans are only accepted in the Spring (see Article below).

Article: 9.13.1
Professional Development Days: Two Fall and January Professional Development Days: Adjunct faculty shall be paid for activities which they participate, not to exceed four (4) hours per PD day. Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive two (2) additional hours of pay by participating in college designated activities on each of these three (3) professional development days up to a maximum of six (6) hours per each PD day.
The March/April Professional Development Day: Adjunct faculty shall be paid for activities in which they participate, not to exceed four (4) hours per PD day. No adjunct faculty will be paid for both regularly scheduled service and a PD day activity which occur during the same hour.
PD Day Pay for Adjuncts Faculty: PD Day pay will be made in the first pay period of Fall and Spring semesters; twelve (12) hours for the Fall and ten (10) hours for the Spring.

March 29, 2019 Agenda and Breakout Session - Coming soon 

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives

Elizabeth Pratt, VPAA

Celia Cruz-Johnson, Dean of Language Arts

Lamel Harris, Dean of Kinesiology/Wellness 

Faculty  Representatives​

Jacqueline Gamboa, Ethnic Studies/Sociology, Chair

Shelly Giacalone,
Communication Studies

Charles Heimler, English

Heather Jellison, ESL

Gina Ronzano, Counseling

Classified  Representatives

Lisa Brillon, Counseling

Dee Davis, Academic Affairs​

Alline Ruiz, EOP&S


​2017-18 Minutes And Agendas​​​

PD Committee 4_11__18 agenda.pdfPD Committee 4_11_18 minutes.pdf
PD Committee 4_23_18 agenda.pdf

PDD Assessments & Results 2015 - 201601-29-16 PDD Survey Condensed​​
01-29-16 PDD Survey Details
04-08-16 PDD Survey Condensed​​
04-08-16 PDD Survey Detail
08-27-15 PDD Survey Detail
08-28-15 PDD Survey Detail
2015 January 23 PDD Survey Results
August 2016 PDD Survey Results

PDD 16-17Breakout Sessions List Jan 27 2017 PDD
Breakout Sessions List Jan 27 2017 PDD
Speaker Bill O Hing Biography Jan 27 2017

Agenda & Notes 2015 - 2016
16-09-12 Professional Development Agenda​.
2015 Fall Agendas and Meeting Notes​​
Professional Development Committee Agenda 16-09-12
Professional Development Committee Agenda 16-09-19
Professional Development Committee Agenda 16-10-03
Professional Development Committee Agendas and Minutes Spring 2016
Professional Development Committee Agendas and Notes SP 15
Professional Development Committee Meeting Notes 16-09-12
PD Agenda 10-5-15
PD agenda 10-19-15
PD agenda 11-14-15
PD agenda 11-2-15
PD agenda 9-21-15

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