Funding Source: Professional Development
Percentage of Budget: 5%
Completion by Design Category: Progress
Eligible Groups: Faculty, Classified Staff, and Part-Time Staff (must have supervisor approval including confirmation of available hours.
Goal: To assist employees in obtaining skills needed for advancement. To ensure that employees remain current on issues affecting the college and the employee's role in it.
Description: A series of workshops/classes will be presented on a rotating schedule to Faculty, Classified Staff, and Part-Time Staff throughout the academic year. Training topics will be suggested by the Professional Development Policy Committee based on survey results, class evaluations, and individual requests from academic deans, supervisors, committee chairpersons, and college staff. priority will be given to projects that support the college's Strategic Plan.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: administrative professional skills building, business writing and communications, conflict management, critical thinking, customer service, Heartsaver AED/CPR - First Aid, inclusion and diversity, instructional development, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership, pedagogy, project management, records management, teaching methods, team building, time and stress management, work-life balance, and workplace technology.
Employees will be responsible for registering for the class through the online Workforce Enterprise System (WES). Workforce Solutions will be responsible for building the courses in WES, coordinating instructor compensation, issuing certificates, and evaluating CEU courses. The Coordinator for Professional Development will serve as a liaison for the Professional Development Policy Committee, Teaching Faculty/Adjunct/Facilitators, and Workforce Solutions staff in the development of On-Campus Job Skills and Continuing Education Activities.
Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on the benefit to the overall institution. Allocations will be made at the beginning of each semester. To obtain these funds, the faculty or staff member should complete the Professional Development On-Campus Non-Credit Job Skills Training and Continuing Education Activities Request Form, which documents the costs, purpose(s), activities involved, and benefits to be derived from the proposed activity. Once completed, the form is submitted to the employee's dean or supervisor for approval. If approved, the request is then processed and forwarded to the Coordinator of Professional Development who will utilize teams from the Professional Development Policy Committee to review requests. A rubric and a blind process will be used to determine which requests offer the highest benefit to the institution. Approved requests will be forwarded to the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services for final approval and processing. The Coordinator of Professional Development will notify the applicant of the outcome. Applicants receiving approval must submit required documentation to the Accounting Department.
See the Schedule for Funding Requests for information about application dates, notification dates, and deadlines for submission of documentation to the Accounting Department.