Central Virginia Community College
Professional Development Policy Committee
Minutes: April 14, 2015
Attendance: Loretta Marshall, Julie Dailey, Tim Wilhelm, Amir F. Arabi, David McGee, Catherine Sanders, Rebecca Honeycutt, Jane Pearson, Will Sandidge, Cynthia Lofaso
The meeting was called to order by Jane Pearson, Chairman, and the minutes of March 3, 2015 were approved as read.
The professional development proposed policy for Additional Professional Development Funding was further revised to add manager along with the word dean, to change the word may have this reflected to will have this reflected, and changed in conjunction with the Vice President to with the appropriate Vice President. These changes were approved in the meeting.
The professional development proposal was further changed to stating the maximum total funds that can be received by any one person is 5% of the total allotment of funds. This was accepted and the proposal will be amended with the changes and distributed to the committee members before going before the Governance Committee. Will Sandidge suggested the committee needs to do a better job of communication of this policy and that this should be communicated during convocation as well.
Rebecca Honeycutt made a case for CVCC either making the training from Lynda.com a CVCC purchase to aggregate individual purchases to get a better pricing and for the committee to look into making this a part of professional development offering at CVCC for possibly all faculty, staff, and students. This will be looked into next year by the committee. David McGee asked if we knew of anyone using the Magna Commons training purchase made by VCCS as VCCS is trying to decide whether to continue this program. Rebecca suggested that maybe if VCCS discontinues this training that VCCS looks at Lynda.com. The committee asked for more information such as what training is available and the price breaks for Lynda.com be presented to next year’s committee.
After much discussion it was decided that the following be the goals for next year’s committee:
1. Evaluate Teaching Squares for possible adoption at CVCC
2. Explore and create campus-wide professional development opportunities
3. Increase the effectiveness of communication between the committee and the college so that faculty and staff are aware of the professional development funding policies
The election of committee leaders for next year 2015-2016 are:
Loretta Marshall - Chairman
Julie Dailey - Recorder
The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.
Deborah Bauer, Recorder