Professional Development


Professional Development Plan

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Third Thursday of every month at 2:30 PM in Cilker Building.


Cigdem Bulut

Whitney Clay

Meg Farrell

Michelle Francis

Cheryl Massa

Marta Mora-Evans

Susan Sherrill

Michelle Zajac


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Date Location Activity
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

ABCs of Accessibility for Faculty

Presenters: Whitney Clay, Max Gault, and Janis Kea

Accessibility is the law and a responsibility of all faculty committed to excellence in teaching for all WVC students.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Fox 104 Curriculum eLumen Training
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Library – Ranganathan Room

Secrets of the Library

Presenters: Rachel Sandoval and Jasmine Colon

Hidden Gem resources you can use in your classroom to improve student success.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PE 7

Wellness at Work: Pilates/Yoga

Presenter: Heidi Davis

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Fox 104

eLumen training for reporting Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) – sponsored by SLAPEC

Sponsored by SLAPEC

This hands-on training is designed for both faculty who need to enter their SLO results and for Department Chairs and Coordinators of SLOs.

  • Has your department chair set up the assessment in eLumen and told you to enter your SLO results for last semester? Learn how to log in and enter the results.
  • Does your department have course SLOs due? Learn how to set up the assessments in eLumen so that faculty can input their results directly into eLumen.
  • Create the assessment in the system
  • Plan the assessment to the sections which need to measure the SLOs
  • View the faculty perspective

You will be introduced to: the planner, faculty participation report, and results explorer.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Date Location Activity
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Campus Center All College Day


Internal Opportunities

Tuition Scholarship Program

  1. The plan is open to all full-time employees of the WVMCCD.
  2. The plan allows for payment of up to $4000 annually per applicant in approved tuition costs.
    1. Only “tuition and fees” costs will be covered. No lab or studio fees, no book costs, no transportation or living expenses will be covered.
  3. The payment is made as the employee incurs the cost.
    1. If an employee makes less than a “B” in an approved course, the employee must repay the cost of tuition before being able to reapply for the program.
  4. Successful applications require educational plans leading to a certificate or degree from an accredited institution.
    1. Applicants with multi-year programs must reapply every year. (See: 6.a).
  5. All applications must be approved by EMT, who will examine the applications for completeness.
  6. Applications will be taken and decided on in a “first come, first served” basis; if multiple eligible applications arrive at the same time, then a lottery will be held to decide who will receive funds.
    1. If an applicant has a multi-year program and makes successful application, then his or her following applications will be noted for fulfillment as a matter of course, if application is made without a break (i.e., application made every year).
  7. The program will be administered by the WVMCCD Chancellor’s Office.
  8. First applications will be taken July 1, 2018. Subsequent applications will be taken in October and April of each year. Application can be made for two semesters (full academic year) in April.

External Opportunities

Distance Education

All College Day: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Light Breakfast, registration, BYOB/C (bring your own water bottle or coffee cup)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM President's Address
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM Classified and Academic Senate President’s Welcome
9:40 AM – 9:50 AM Chancellor’s Welcome
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM Accreditation Discussion with Delores Davidson, Vice President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
10:10 AM – 11:45 AM Guided Pathways Discussion
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions

In-depth Pillar Discussion

Participants will be asked to choose one of the four Guided Pathway pillars (Clarify the path, Get on the path, Stay on the path, Ensure the learning) and go to that colored room in Fox. Facilitators in each room will engage in dialogue about the ideas that everyone generated in the morning session.


Accreditation Committee Training

Those already identified as working with the 2020 Accreditation teams, or anyone interested in participating in the accreditation preparation, should attend this break-out with Delores Davidson, Vice President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Delores will provide additional break-out training for us, as we prepare to write our Institutional Self Evaluation (ISER).

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM Division/Department Meetings



  • Absence Forms
  • Conference Attendance Request Forms
  • Flex Form for On Campus Workshop (to be filled out by conference organizer)
last published: 8/21/18