Professional Development


Professional Development Plan

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Third Thursday of every month at 2:30 PM in Cilker Building.


Cigdem Bulut

Whitney Clay

Meg Farrell

Michelle Francis

Cheryl Massa

Marta Mora-Evans

Susan Sherrill

Michelle Zajac


Diving into OER (Open Educational Resources): The Why and the How

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: CIL 122

Join Dave Dillon, counseling faculty and Professor at Grossmont College for a discussion on Open Educational Resources (OER). Dave will share his journey in transitioning to adopting and adapting an OER textbook, including what led him to OER; the advantages, disadvantages, myths, facts, and lessons learned; Student and faculty responses from these textbooks and success and retention data will be shared as well as OER progress and best practices from other California Community Colleges. Following the session, there will be time for questions and Dave and Jasmine Colon (West Valley digital services librarian) will assist with faculty searching for specific OER for their courses.

Everyone Can Code! Even You! (CANCELLED)

Dates: Tuesday, January 22 – Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: CIL 121

Do you wish you had an app that would help students remember a certain curriculum point? Do you think it would be fun to have your students make an app to enrich their learning experience? You need to come to this exclusive (only 20 seats) 3-day training with an APPLE trainer.

App Development is a career standard for job training these days and crosses all industries. Agriculture, Automotive, Culinary Arts, and Cosmetology, etc. are just a handful that are using apps and technology today to stay ahead of the going trends and provide efficiencies to interact both internally and externally in their industry.

In this 3-day custom session, you will learn the basics of integrating coding into your curriculum to enhance critical thinking skills and provide a base level of app development knowledge with relevance to your industry of study. During this training, you will learn how to navigate the language of Swift and walk out with an app that you have created on your own. This will be all hands on with plenty of time for questions and guidance.


Internal Opportunities

Tuition Scholarship Program

  1. The plan is open to all full-time employees of the WVMCCD.
  2. The plan allows for payment of up to $4000 annually per applicant in approved tuition costs.
  3. Only “tuition and fees” costs will be covered. No lab or studio fees, no book costs, no transportation or living expenses will be covered.
  4. The payment is made as the employee incurs the cost.
  5. If an employee makes less than a “B” in an approved course, the employee must repay the cost of tuition before being able to reapply for the program.
  6. Successful applications require educational plans leading to a certificate or degree from an accredited institution.
  7. Applicants with multi-year programs must reapply every year. (See: 6.a).
  8. All applications must be approved by EMT, who will examine the applications for completeness.
  9. Applications will be taken and decided on in a “first come, first served” basis; if multiple eligible applications arrive at the same time, then a lottery will be held to decide who will receive funds.
  10. If an applicant has a multi-year program and makes successful application, then his or her following applications will be noted for fulfillment as a matter of course, if application is made without a break (i.e., application made every year).
  11. The program will be administered by the WVMCCD Chancellor’s Office.
  12. First applications will be taken July 1, 2018. Subsequent applications will be taken in October and April of each year. Application can be made for two semesters (full academic year) in April.

External Opportunities

Distance Education

All College Day: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration, BYOB/C (bring your own water bottle or coffee cup)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM President's Address
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM Accreditation Discussion with Dr. Hannigan, Dr. Pouncil, and Ana Lobato
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM Lead with the Student – brief student stories
10:00 AM – 11:50 AM Rob Johnstone will discuss WVC data and why there is urgency around changing what we are doing.
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM If we do the work Dr. Johnstone talked about, how might that change the students’ stories we heard in the beginning?
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Chancellor Welcome
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:10 PM Breakout Sessions
CIL 131 Breakout #1: Accessibility Afternoon-Why should we care about accessibility?
CIL 133 Breakout #2: Further Exploring the Key Transformations of Guided Pathways
Club Room Breakout #3: Your Union Working for YOU!
2:20 PM – 5:00 PM Division/Department Meetings



  • Absence Forms
  • Conference Attendance Request Forms
  • Flex Form for On Campus Workshop (to be filled out by conference organizer)
Last Updated 2/13/19