Professional Development Funds

When evaluating requests, the Teaching & Learning Committee Co-Chairs will be considering the following criteria: 

  • How does the proposed professional development activity support the College's Vision, Mission, & Values, and Strategic Priorities?
  • How will this improve your skills, knowledge, and ability to serve students, staff, and/or the community?
  • The cost of activity, available budget, and equitable distribution of funds.*
  • Willingness of the attendee to present on what they learned. See Step 13 below for more information.

*Please note that due to availability of funding, we may need to limit the number of attendees for conferences.



Apply for Professional Development Funds

  1. Fill out the Professional Development Funds Inquiry Form
  2. The Co-Chairs of the Teaching & Learning Committee will review and notify you regarding your inquiry. If approved, please proceed to steps 3-13.
  3. Note: The State of California prohibits funding travel to states with discriminatory legislation.
    The AB 1887 Travel Prohibition Webpage has a current list of the states one cannot travel to using state funding.
  4. Complete an  Off Campus Activity Request (OCA) form. 
  5. Complete the Travel Memo (Word doc)
  6. Use the Off Campus Activity Check List (OCA Travel Memo Checklist)
  7. If you do not need to complete the Travel Memo, (your request only includes mileage, parking and meals), please include the following: 
    • A print out from Google Maps for mileage (See Workday for current mileage reimbursement rate).
    • A print out from the conference website or other relevant site for estimated parking
    • A print out of meals included in the registration fee
    • See District Travel Policies for reimbursement rates, (i.e. meals, allowable expenses).
  8. Submit to Division Dean for approval and signature.
  9. Submit to the Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Moriah Gonzalez-Meeks,  for review by the Teaching & Learning Committee designees for consideration.
  10. If fully or partially approved, a budget number will be assigned.
  11. Paperwork will then be routed to Business Services.
  12. A member from the Teaching & Learning Committee will notify you of the status of your request via email with a copy to Division Dean and Administrative Assistant. 
  13. Attendee will present on the professional development activity in their preferred modality and share it with the college or their department.
    • Short write-up
    • 10-15-minute video
    • PowerPoint