Academic Senate IEPI Professional Learning
Ad hoc Committee
The language below will be replaced to align with the AS Bylaws revision as we transition from a Professional Development paradigm to a Professional Learning paradigm.
Napa Valley College is committed to supporting and encouraging the improvement of teaching and learning and includes professional development as part of its Strategic Plan and Institutional Mission.
Charge: The Professional Development Committee shall be concerned with faculty development, including instructional excellence, sabbatical leaves and professional achievements and honors.
Membership: The committee will be chaired by the Professional Development Coordinator.
When possible, the committee will consist of Academic Senate representatives from each of the following Divisions: Arts and Humanities, Career Education, Counseling, Health Occupations, Librarians, Physical Education/Athletics, Mathematics, Science/Mathematics/Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Language and Developmental Studies.
The members of the Professional Development Committee shall:
Review guidelines, policies, and procedures on sabbatical leaves. Establish criteria for sabbatical leaves and solicit, review, evaluate, and recommend sabbatical leave requests. Make recommendations to Administration in the event of questions concerning satisfactory completion of a sabbatical.
Recommend and review all policies and activities for faculty professional development and instructional excellence. Two members of the committee will serve on the District Staff Development Committee, one being the Professional Development Coordinator.
Establish guidelines and policies for faculty professional development and instructional excellence activities, and encourage participation in such activities.
Recognize professional achievements and honors of faculty.
Receive reports from the Faculty Evaluation Committee.
Professional Learning Committee: E. Tejada, J. McGowan, M. Kronzer, M. Wood,
C. Roughley, E. Sirignano
For Professional Development Requests:
Please contact Jim McGowan, IEPI Logistics Coordinator
Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) webpage
Professional Development Opportunities
New Faculty Learning Community
APPLY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT by clicking the form below:
Faculty Professional Development Activity Request Form_Feb 2022_FILLABLE.pdf
*For more information regarding Banned States (assembly Bill 1887) click here
*For Faculty Professional Development requests, please email a completed Professional Development Activity Form (fillable) from above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Reimbursement Info. & Forms
2018-2023 Institutional Strategic Plan
Sabbatical applications are due by Sept. 30 each year proceeding the academic year of the Sabbatical leave.
Sabbatical Request Instructions & Application
Sabbatical Appeal Process