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Professional Development Committee


The PD Committee offers SJCC faculty and staff a variety of activities that can assist in your professional enrichment and development.

Visit the PDC located in LRC 114 (Library) or explore this site to learn more about the opportunities and resources available.

The Professional Development Center seeks to support the entire San Jose City College community (faculty, staff, and administrators) as they expand their professional practices. It serves as the hub for career opportunities and personal and professional growth.





Professional Development Center
Cesar Chavez Building, LRC-114


Professional Development Committee

View the catalog page links below in each program to learn more about career options, courses and student learning outcomes.

  • 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.

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.


  • Dr. Rene Alvarez Dr.
  • Enrique Velasco
  • Takeo Kubo



  • Dr. Elizabeth Pratt



  • Dr. Waylon Baker
  • Dr. Huimin McKinlay 
  • Sanjay Dorairaj 
  • Carlos Rojo


Classified Professionals: 

  • Dee Davis
  • Maria Tcha


Per College Advisory Council, future PD Committee meetings will be held *in-person in Room L-114 Fall 2022.

*HyFlex may be an option for accessibility with prior arrangement with the PD Co-Coordinators.



  • Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • September 14, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • November 23, 2022
  • *December 14, 2022 meeting has been moved to the December 7, 2022



  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
PD Newsletter (log-in first) PD Funding Request Application (Adobe E-sign)


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