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Staff Development Committee

Staff Development Mission Statement

To promote professional development of Faculty, Staff, and Administration by:

*Providing abundant information on opportunities and funding for as many as possible
*Encouraging innovation, experimentation and creativity within the learning environment
*Encouraging the development of an awareness of the changing educational environment
*Encouraging training that promotes safe working conditions for campus personnel
*Encouraging the development of effective working relationships within the campus community including collegial exchange of ideas among disciplines and professional specialists

How to Apply for Staff Development Funds

*Please refer to the files and links attached below.* 

Instructional Improvement Activities Include:

*Attend professional conferences/workshops
*Take a short-term class
*Develop new instructional skills
*Improve course delivery 
*Explore alternate instruction methods
*Visit sites related to your program and/or areas of responsibility
*Participate in wellness activities that assist individuals to be physically and mentally better able to perform their jobs (e.g., humor in the workplace, stress reduction, self-defense, nutrition, exercise, weight reduction)
*Learn how to incorporate technology into your instruction

Institutional/Staff Improvement Activities Include:

*Attend workshops on how to communicate with and mentor students and faculty
*Participate in student, faculty, and staff diversity training (e.g., sexual harassment workshops, affirmative action conferences, cultural diversity seminars, multicultural activities)
*Attend workshops on how to write grants
*Attend workshops or individually designed activities to improve or enhance a person's skills or knowledge in his/her own discipline
*Participate in wellness activities that assist individuals to be physically and mentally better able to perform their jobs (e.g., humor in the workplace, stress reduction, self-defense, nutrition, exercise, weight reduction)
*Learn a second language to better communicate with the diverse student population
*Participate in disaster preparedness (e.g., district procedures, first aid, review of facilities to determine areas of need)

Student Improvement Activities Include:

*Attend faculty and staff (e.g., tutors, lab assistants) meetings to improve services to students
*Attend training in classroom research (assessment) techniques
*Participate in mentoring of students
*Participate in student orientation programs
*Participate in matriculation services (e.g. special orientation for ESL students, workshops in specific disciplines for
students with undecided majors)

*Participate in institutional research focused on meeting the needs of the students (e.g., job market surveys, transfer
ratios, ethnicity data on students, gender equity, campus climate)

*Conduct special workshops for students (e.g., understanding the college schedule, transfer requirements, setting
academic goals)

For More Information:

*Contact the Staff Development Committee Co-Chairs Terrie Hubbard thubbard@sdccd.edu and Max Moore mmmoore@sdccd.edu.
*Note:  Only complete the Peoplesoft forms AFTER committee approval at http://myportal.sdccd.edu.

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Staff Development Travel Procedures.pdf16.99 KB
PreApproval Travel Requst Form.pdf110.87 KB
PeopleSoft Travel Authorization (TA) Procedure.pdf414.95 KB

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