2021-2022 Professional Development Funding

Faculty Funding

The Faculty Development Committee meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month. Applications will be reviewed October 18th and February 7th. Please submit your application prior to the start date of your activity if possible. Applicants will be notified of committee decisions soon after those dates.

Criteria for funding as follows:

  • All faculty may apply for up to $1000 for professional development activities. For this first round only, we will allow applications retroactive to July 1, 2021. For subsequent funding rounds we ask that you apply prior to the start date of the activity. Activities must occur before June 30, 2022.
  • We are currently funding regardless of whether you received funds last year. Activities that align with the college’s priorities and EMP will be prioritized for funding. 
  • Adjunct faculty are eligible for the same level of funding; the only requirement is for adjuncts to be currently employed by the college and to have a course assigned to them for the following semester. This is in order to ensure that the development activities are providing a benefit directly to DVC students and the college. 
  • Applications will be reviewed Oct. 18th and Feb. 7th. Applicants will be notified of committee decisions soon after each date.
  • We do not currently fund credit-bearing courses. We will not pay tuition or fees for any program of study. Many PD activities have the possibility of purchasing graduate units or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in addition to the registration fee. In these instances, the committee would pay for the registration for the event, but not for the CEUs or units. 
  • As always, we will work with the parties responsible for categorical funds to secure additional/alternative funding as appropriate.
  • We hope that if the committee funds your activity, you will prioritize attending it. The reimbursement paperwork asks you to confirm that you attended, and write a brief recap of the event. We will reimburse you after you submit the paperwork following your event. 

Use the link below to apply!

Faculty Development Application

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Martin jmartin@dvc.edu.

Classified Funding

The Classified Professional Development Committee meets monthly and will review applications at those meetings. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Permanent Classified staff are eligible for up to $700 per term (fall/spring) for conferences, tuition reimbursement and other professional development activities (priority given to those who have not already received funds in the current fiscal year).

Additional funds may be available if you are participating in an activity that directly supports current college goals around student equity and support. We will work with the parties responsible for categorical funds to secure additional/alternative funding as appropriate.

Criteria for funding as follows:

Classified development funds can be used for activities intended to help employees gain knowledge, skills or experience that will primarily support their current position at the college, or prepare employees for career advancement within the district, and that will positively impact the college in some way.

Classified professionals who have achieved permanency in the district may apply for reimbursement of a professional development activity, up to a maximum of $700 per person, twice per year (once in fall/once in spring, pending funding availability) for activities occurring July 1 2021 - June 30, 2022*.

Activities must be pre-approved*, so please make sure to submit your application prior to the start date!

Additional funds may be available if your activity qualifies for categorical funds 

If you apply for tuition reimbursement funds, please be sure to include information about a SPECIFIC class you are going to take that has not started yet. The committee cannot approve requests for generic items such as “tuition for my master’s program.”

Use the link below to apply!

Classified Development Application

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Martin jmartin@dvc.edu.

Management Funding

Please contact Rick Robison rrobison@dvc.edu 925-969-2601 for questions about funding opportunities for management.