Guidelines For Standing Committees

Professional Development

Committee Purpose

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to promote the professional development of all College employees to ensure continued excellence.  Additionally, the Faculty Learning Community will act as a subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee in engaging the VSCC faculty and college community in regularly scheduled activities which focus on enhanced teaching and learning.

Committee Activities

  1. Identify common professional development needs of employees and sponsor appropriate activities to meet those needs.
  2. Identify common professional development needs of specific groups of employees and sponsor appropriate activities to meet those needs.
  3. Plan designated professional development days.
  4. Plan Faculty Learning Community activities to support faculty excellence.
  5. Plan Fall Convocation.
  6. Makes recommendations regarding the professional development budget.

Reporting Relationships

Vice President of Resource Development Academic Affairs

Membership

Total Membership: 16

Ex Officio: Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Representative from Human Resources

Membership for Faculty Learning Community Subcommittee

The five (5) faculty members who are members of the Professional Development Committee and the QEP Director will act as the Faculty Learning Community Subcommittee and will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and advertising regular Faculty Learning Community activities.

Initial Meeting:  Week Two (2), Thursday, 2:30 p.m.