What is staff development?
Staff Development is the process by which faculty, management and classified staff are assisted to develop personal and professional skills related to job performance. The Chancellor’s Office has defined staff development for purposes of state funding as: “either direct college or district services to faculty or staff or support that helps them to improve their skills in instruction, advising, assessing student progress and developing curricula; or that improves student services or staff job performance; or helps faculty to conduct research or other scholarly or creative work, and/or stay current in their field or discipline.”
The funding that the state provides to staff development brings additional resources for individuals, groups and the District to develop and implement projects or proposals which are in supportive alignment with division and institutional goals as it relates to the state staff development nine authorized uses. The nine uses are:
More specific criteria can be determined by individual committees depending on availability of funds, size of staff, etc.
Who has Access to Staff Development Funds?
All SCE staff, part-time as well as full-time, have an opportunity to apply for staff development funds. In addition SCE staff at Cypress College may also apply through the Cypress College Staff Development Committee. If interested in obtaining these funds, please contact the Cypress College liaison (see committee members).