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Professional Development Policy Committee

April 10, 2018


Members in attendance:  Sarah Jarrett, Alison Moore, Mary Canfield Liz Boothe, Juville Dario-Becker, Twila DeMasters, Cynthia Lofaso, Charles Poff, Linda Mallory, Gary Randolph.  Members absent: Jim Lemons, Emily Muniz, Joseph Penrod, Lynn Dillard (in class), Muriel Mickles.


Approval of Minutes from February 27, 2018.  Minutes were approved as written.


Old Business:

1.       New Horizons—It looks like 65 CVCC employees will be in attendance! 


New Business:

1.       May 9 – Professional Development Program on Faculty Engagement (with Patti Saffioti)


2.       In the works:  PD Event for college faculty who teach high school students on our campus


3.       New Horizons Brown Bag dates—Summer and Fall

·         Need to set these up.  Suggestion of summer one for staff on campus to share and fall one for faculty to share.


4.       Fall Convocation is coming up

·         Will be a Thursday and Friday this year.  Anticipating a shorter format.


5.       Budget

·         Budget is looking good.  May be able to increase Education Tuition assistance award percentages if additional money is left over.  All money will be spent.  Participants initially received 55% of the amount they requested for Education Tuition Assistance.

·         Committee discussed changing percentages and it was suggested we need to run with the plan for a couple of years before knowing whether any big changes are needed.


6.       Upcoming PD events:

·         Speaker from Voltage Leadership is coming to Classified Staff Association meeting on April 25.  All are invited to this open session.

·         Hunter Boylen has been rescheduled for a Friday in September.

·         There is an HR workshop on Wednesday, June 20 on middle management which is open to all.


7.       PD Committee for next year. 

·         Sarah Jarrett was nominated and selected to serve as Chair again next year.  Recorder will be elected at the first fall meeting.


8.       Website updates:

·         Alison is working on updating the PD section of the website and looking for an easy way to share information about Professional Development opportunities.  Discussed using a google drive or other easy format.


9.        Schedule of Obtaining Funding

·         General discussion was held about due dates and making sure dates give time for Early Bird discounts, etc.  A new proposed Schedule of Funding based on ideas from this past year will be presented at the first fall meeting.


Minutes submitted by Mary Canfield, Recorder and Sarah Jarrett, Chair.​

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