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Professional Development Advisory Committee

The Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) rose from two legal mandates. The first mandate, California Education Code, Section 87151 (Allocation of Funds for Professional Development), requires an advisory committee of “administrators, faculty, staff representatives” and is required to be eligible to receive professional development funding from the Chancellor’s Office. This section was subsequently updated by AB-2558.

The second, California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Division 6, Chapter 6, Subchapter 8, Article 2, Section § 55730 (Flexible Calendar Program), requires an advisory Committee of “faculty, students, administrators and other interested persons.”

The committee was formed in Fall 2014 under the direction of the College Planning Council (CPC).

Committee Charge

Based upon the language in Education Code and Title 5, the committee shall:

  • Conduct and annually update a survey of the most critical staff, student, and instructional improvement needs in the district
  • Create and annually update the Professional Development Plan (aka - campus human development resources plan) that includes the following items:
    • The results of the survey identified above
    • Plan for developing and carrying out activities to address the identified critical needs
    • A report of actual expenditures (from the previous year)
    • An evaluation of the effectiveness of conducted activities and update the plan to reflect needed changes
    • Schedule of meetings for Advisory Committee
    • Align plan with District strategic goals and Educational Master Plan *
    • Maintain records on the description, type and number of activities scheduled and the number of district employees and students participating in these activities
  • Review and recommend use of State funded professional development allocation to CPC *
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Professional Development Committee *
  • Plan and implement bi-annual All Campus Kickoff

* not specified in code or legislation

Membership

Name
Role and/or Position
Liz Auchincloss Classified Staff Representative
Kate Brody-Adams Academic Counseling Center Supervisor
Karen Shannon Classified Subcommittee of PDAC
   
Tara Carter Faculty
Jesse Felix Classified Staff Representative
   
Cristina Garcia Otero Resource Staff
   
Raeanne Napoleon President, Academic Senate
Martha Swanson Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Lacey Peters Personal Counselor
Margaret Prothero Faculty
Peter Rojas Faculty
Michael Shanahan Human Resources
Elizabeth Imhof Dean, Educational Programs (Chair)

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Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

See upcoming meeting dates, and view agendas and minutes from previous meetings

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Professional Development Opportunities

Internal and external webinars and trainings available to the campus community