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Staff Development

Staff Development

Columbia College Staff Development
An Initiative for Professional Engagement

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Authorized uses of Staff Development funds:
Funds will be allocated for those activities directly correlating with one or more of the goals of the Staff Development Plan.

Examples of usage:
- Travel to conferences or training
- In-house training sessions
- Guest speakers
- Special supplies/media
- Retreats/hospitality

Process for requesting Staff Development funds:
- Staff Development Activity Request form must be completed.
- If travel is requested, then a Travel Request Form must be completed.
- Form(s) with accompanying documentation must be submitted to the Dean or Manager at least one  
  week prior to the next Staff Development meeting (table below). 
- Staff development plans should be discussed with the Dean or Manager before submitting the
  appropriate form(s) to the Staff Development Committee.  Staff Development Forms will be 
  submitted by the Dean or Manager. 

Forms Submitted for Consideration

Committee Meeting Date

Decision Notification Date

April 4, 2014

April 11, 2014

April 25, 2014

September 5, 2014

September 12, 2014

September 26, 2014

December 12, 2014

January 16, 2015

January 23, 2015

April 3, 2015

April 10, 2015

April 24, 2015

Staff Development Requests must be submitted by the appropriate manager to the Staff Development Committee, (Student Learning) phone ext. 5107.
- Original Travel Request forms will be maintained by the Dean's or Manager's office; only copies will  be forwarded to the Staff Development Committee.
- Request will be presented to the committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
- Staff/faculty members will be notified of the request approval status following committee action.
- The Staff Development Committee can only approve the funding for staff development
  activities.  Approval for travel (or other activities) must go through traditional college channels.

*For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Committee decided on 9/26/2014 to equally divide the remaining funds by the 4 proposal cycles listed above. This is a decision made for this academic year only, and will be revisited by future committees.
Please note: If out-of-state travel is requested, extra time for processing is needed as the Chancellor's approval is required on travel requests. Preferred procedure is to obtain all approvals on travel request forms prior to submitting to Staff Development Committee.


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