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Welcome to Laney College Professional Development

Laney College Professional Development Committee seeks to support the College’s Educational Master Plan by supporting the intellectual and professional growth of faculty and staff.


Conference funds provide opportunities for faculty and staff to attend seminars, workshops, and conferences.  Funds are related to teaching and learning, job enhancement, and professional development.  Examples of acceptable activities include:

  • attendance at off-campus professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • department/discipline on-campus workshops and seminars.
  • visiting other colleges or industry settings to review exemplary programs.
  • tuition reimbursement for a course (s) related to discipline or work area.
  • subscription to scholarly journal and/or academic association.

Committee Meetings  

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 3:30-4:30pm, Tower #450. This is where/when we consider requests for approval. 

Spring ’17: Tues Feb 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18; May 2 & 16

Please use these funds!

Our committee has recently significantly shortened the timeline for reimbursement requests. This means that if you are willing to pay for a conference and/or travel and/or class, and are requesting reimbursement, you only need to submit your request in time for our committee to consider it for approval before the date your event begins.

Unless you are requesting an advance or third-party payment, the previously published lead-times of one, two, and three months for in-state, out-of-state, and international travel will no longer apply.

To be clear, this shortening of the timeline is now in place for faculty and staff who are willing to pay their own costs up-front, and be reimbursed later.

For faculty and staff who want to apply for funding in advance, or for the College to pay for a conference registration in advance, the Laney PD committee needs to receive the completed request early enough to consider it for approval at one of our regular meetings, and send it to the District for Board of Trustees approval at one of their regular meetings. That required lead-time depends on when the next bi-weekly meeting of these bodies is scheduled, but *six weeks from our meeting dates* should be enough for most circumstances.

Please click on the “PD Forms” link to apply for professional development funding.



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