Welcome The College of Alameda Professional Development Committee  is participatory constituent committee at College of Alameda. The committee supports faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders in activities enhance and support the  College of Alameda Mission of serving the educational needs of its diverse community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that empower students to achieve their goals. Committee Charge Plan, promote, and implement major staff development activities and events for college-wide participation. Responsible for the final review of applications for funds for staff development activities to ensure compliance with state guidelines and college goals. This committee meets on the 1st Monday of every month from 12 pm – 1 pm in A 228 or virtually in Professional Development Committee Zoom Room Membership:
  • Faculty Representatives (3) one of whom serves as Chair
  • Administrative Representatives (3)
  • Classified Representatives (2)
Our Mission and Responsibilities
  1. Work all constituents to create and foster diverse professional development activities
  2. Establish priorities and procedures and approve funding requests for Professional Development activities.
  3. Oversee the sabbatical leave process (see Article 26, Paragraph R and the Sabbatical Leave Handbook for description of guidelines, procedures, applicants, etc.); and review, score and rank all applicants. The committee shall make its recommendations to the College President and the Chancellor.
  4. Plan and Evaluate the Flex Day activities

Meeting Schedule and Location

Academic Year 2022 -2023

Meetings: The first Monday of every month
Time:          12:30 – 1:30 pm
Place:         Professional Development Committee Zoom Room

All are welcome to attend. The Professional Development Committee can be reached by email by contacting your 2023 chair, Drew Burgess (dburgess@peralta.edu). Please include Marivic Lizardo (mlizardo@peralta.edu) in your correspondence with the chair.

Staff Development Workshop Proposal Form

Committee Membership
Chair Drew Burgess
Faculty Glen Pearson Stefanie Ulrey
Administration Lilia Celhay
Reza Majlesi
Maurice Jones
Stephanie Bradshaw
Classified Lashawn Brumfeld
Kawanna Rollins
Louie Martirez
Marivic Lazardo
May 1, 2023AgendaMinutes
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December 14, 2021AgendaMinutes
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 December 14, 2020AgendaMinutes
 December 7, 2020AgendaMinutes
November 2, 2020AgendaMinutes
August 31, 2020Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2019AgendaMinutes
 September 4, 2019AgendaMinutes
 November 5, 2018AgendaMinutes
 September 10, 2018AgendaMinutes
 February 5, 2018AgendaMinutes
December 4, 2017AgendaMinutes
 November 6, 2017AgendaMinutes
 October 3, 2017AgendaMinutes
 September 5, 2017AgendaMinutes
 August 14, 2017AgendaMinutes

The Professional Development Committee at CoA met in a special meeting (August 31, 2020) to re establish new guidelines for  the submission of professional development funding requests for Fall 2020 semester and ensure that faculty have an opportunity to participate in virtual professional development training during Fall 2020 semester.

These funds  could be used for virtual conferences, courses related to your professional development aligned with your department/college mission and goals.  The process and timeline for applications is listed below.

As of Fall 2020, based on current budget projections, full and part-time faculty, can apply up to $500 per semester.  This maximum amount is subject to change pending funds availability.

Here are the steps to apply for Professional Development funding for conferences, classes, workshops and other appropriate uses:

How do I request Professional Development Funds for approved activities?  

Step # 1: Read the Professional Development Selection Criteria

Step # 2: Complete the Professional Development Funds Application Form 

and required information –It’s newly revised to be completed fully online.

Step # 3:  Complete Part/Tab 1 of the Travel Request Form 7400

of Peralta District, sign and date it and also  discuss this with you your Dean or supervisor and obtain their approval/signature, as well. You must obtain a supervisor’s signature before the committee can review your request.

Step # 4: E-mail the completed Travel form (tab 1 only)  to PD Committee Co-Chairs Diana Bajrami (dbajrami@peralta.edu); Maurice Jones (majones@peralta.edu; and marivic Lizardo (Mlizardo@peralta.edu)

Step # 5 : For reimbursement, upon the completion of the event, you complete tab 2 of the  Travel form and also a statement on how you plan to share the event/activity with colleagues, COA-FAS, and/or the Peralta District. Examples on how to share info: Write an evaluation/assessment report; facilitate a professional day workshop; facilitate a faculty engagement workshop; give a presentation to your department/discipline

Please see the file below for a more detailed timeline of what is required for your request to be approved:

All applications will be reviewed during the regular Professional Development Committee meetings, so for any application to be considered and to be approved you must apply by

October 2, 2020 for any activity that starts after this date

October 30, 2020 for any activity that starts after this date

November 27, 2020  for any activity that starts after this date

More deadlines for activities that take place during Spring 2021 will be posted soon.

  1. Awards for full-time and part-time faculty are limited to a maximum of $500 per person during Fall semester. All faculty are eligible. Classified professionals are encouraged to contact your Classified Senate President for information regarding possible funding.
  2. Funds are allocated for tuition (courses aligned with the mission/goals/discipline areas), conference registration fees
  3. These funds at this point are allocated for Fall semester activities and a decision about Spring will be made as soon as we have more information
  4. The PD committee will use the criteria below to assess your application and request
    • the nature of the event being related to the PD Committee and College goals and the priority of ensuring a high quality of online teaching
    • the nature of the event being shared with students, discipline, division, college

Funds will not be allocated for:

  • Faculty on leave without pay
  • Part-time faculty who are not currently teaching at College of Alameda during Fall 2020 semester

Upon the completion of these form, also please consider organizing a Professional Development Training

What is the process of facilitating a workshop?

Our Goal — Share of knowledge, effective practices

Once you complete your professional development activity, we encourage you to disseminate your knowledge. Present your growth during district and college flex days, share with your department or colleagues, write an article for the COA Splash, or submit to us and we will post your accomplishments on our webpage.

We are accepting application for October 20 Flex Day, as well as Spring Flex Day, and the committee

To be considered for October 20 Flex Day, please submit a proposal no later than October 2

Complete and submit to the Professional Development Committee the Professional Development Workshop Proposal Form