Development Policy Committee
October 19, 2017
meeting of the Professional Development Policy Committee was called to
order at 1:05 pm on October 19, 2017 in Room 2307 by Sarah Jarrett.
(Note: Meeting date was
rescheduled in advance from October 10 due to conflict for Chair and several
other members. Change in date may have
negatively affected attendance.)
Present: Mary Canfield, Juville
Dario-Becker, Twila DeMasters, Sarah Jarrett, Alison Moore, and Charles
Poff. Members Absent: Jim Lemons, Emily
Muniz (sick), Cynthia Lofaso, Gary Randolph, Joseph Penrod, Lynn Dillard, Linda
Mallory, Liz Booth (vacation), and Muriel Mickles (off-campus meeting).
Approval of Minutes
from September 5, 2017 were approved.
Convocation Plans were discussed. Convocation is usually planned by Dr. Mickles
and now is done in conjunction with Alison Moore. The committee discussed the following:
should present on topics relevant to the spring semester.
should be brief, whenever possible.
Include more comprehensive information in the Dean’s handouts or in
Muriel’s newsletter, or in additional detailed breakout sessions, as is
appropriate. (This was begun in Fall
2017 and it was well-received.)
the spring session could be different than the fall and could include outside
speakers, vs. just being an update on CVCC.
through lunch was agreeable.
Professional Development is a good idea during Convocation, but it also needs
to be scheduled at other times in order to allow employees from Counseling,
Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and Accounting to attend. Immediately
before school starts is not a good time for staff in these areas, due to
enrollment needs of students. We should
also consider scheduling more than one session, such as duplicating a session
in the morning and the afternoon, to allow staff to split coverage in offices,
so that all can attend.
faculty, staff and administration for breakout session topics. Several interactive presentations were very well
received at September’s VCCA. Alison has
already contacted a few presenters, and they are willing to offer a
professional development session during Convocation.
has agreed to present at a Brown Bag session on December 4th, and we may
include lunch. Stephen is a very
interactive and humorous presenter.
Professional Development Calendar on CVCC
Ask Wil Perez to attend a PD committee
meeting to discuss this.
Committee should review other websites
for ideas to share with Alison and Wil on ways to lay out professional
development on the new website. We would
like to work toward developing a calendar and category format for professional
development on the CVCC website. (Central
Piedmont Community College in NC, may be one good example to review.) This
would also serve as a recruiting tool for new faculty and staff as well
New Horizons –
is professional development, but for many employees, the bulk of the cost is paid
for out of another account.
adjourned at 2:20pm by Sarah Jarrett. The next general meeting will be at 1:00
pm on November 28, 2017, in Amherst 2307.
submitted by: Mary Canfield