Written by: Paula Miranda, Professional Development Coordinator
Posted on: January 27, 2020 

Happy new year (Lunar and Gregorian :), everyone! Here are some updates from professional development for January 2020.

In this update:


Spring 2020 Flex Week - HIGHLIGHTS

The following are some of the professional learning activities we have scheduled for the week: 

MONDAY, January 27    
Chairs Academy 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM MS-140
TUESDAY, January 28    
PeopleSoft Training 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM MS-161
Intro to New Library Website/System 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM R-209 (LRC)
WEDNESDAY, January 29    
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM MS-163
THURSDAY, January 30    
Convocation 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM Saville Theater
Adjunct Night 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MS-140
FRIDAY, January 31    
Building Trust for High Performing Teams 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM MS-164
CCAP Orientation 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MS-221
PeopleSoft Training 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM MS-161
How Can You Better Support Former Foster Youth at City? 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM A-101
SafeZone (Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Staff) Training 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM MS-163
CTE: How to read and apply Core Indicator Reports 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM BT-213

For a full list of scheduled activities and their descriptions, please visit the PD Events page, which has the calendar and flyers.

Spring 2020 Flex Deadlines

The information below is taken from the District Flex website, under Guidelines. It is also available in the District's 2019-2020 Instructional Improvement ("Flex") Handbook, which is updated every academic year.

  All (adjunct + contract) Faculty
Deadline to submit Independent Project (IP) Proposals Monday, April 20, 2020
Deadline to complete Flex obligation 12pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Workshop evaluations are now online!

QR Code for Flex/Professional Development EvaluationBeginning this semester, evaluations for Flex/professional development activities will be submitted online.

Formerly, workshop participants or meeting attendees filled out blue-colored half-sheets in person, which were sent back to the professional development office for processing.

Now, you can fill out the form online, which helps us streamline this process of collecting your feedback and analyzing the results as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are providing relevant and engaging professional learning opportunities to our campus community.

There are a couple of ways to access the form:

Name Badges

Photo of Classified Senate President Awana Payne, Vice President Sean Ryan, and Professional Development Coordinator Paula Miranda sorting name badges for deliveryClassified Senate President Awana Payne, Vice President Sean Ryan, and Professional
Development Coordinator Paula Miranda sorting name badges for delivery, January 2020.

As part of our Caring Campus efforts, the Classified Senate and Professional Development office has been working to provide name badges to all employees who would like one.

Last semester, 141 employees signed up for badges, which have since been delivered and are being put to use. Wearing a name badge is not mandatory, but we hope that you will wear them so that students, guests, as well as other employees can identify you as a member of our campus community.

We will do one more large, batch order for name badges in February. If you do not have a badge and would like one, please fill out and submit this form: Caring Campus @ City College: Request a Name Badge


  • This is a one-time project to obtain badges for current employees. The standing/normal process, after this project is completed, is for supervisors to purchase badges for their new employees.
  • Student ambassadors and other positions with high employee turnover will not be provided a badge, and are encouraged to use self-printed badges.
  • While the priority population for this work are Classified Professionals and Supervisors, we welcome any requests for name badges from other contract employees or long-term NANCEs, as resources allow.

If you would like to learn more about the Caring Campus, please visit the webpage: Classified Senate >> Caring Campus

Requesting Professional Development Funding

Animated GIF of Parks and Recreation TV character Mona Lisa Saperstein asking for money from her fatherA limited number of funds are available for employees who are planning to attend a conference, or are organizing a professional learning activity for City College employees.

Please visit the Funding Request page for more information. There is a link to an application form at the bottom. 

Applications are reviewed by members of the Professional Development Advisory Committee once a month. We are working with the AB1725 Committee to align our meetings and processes.

Please plan ahead! Funds are limited, and we cannot guarantee funding for last-minute requests.

For inquiries about this update, or for questions, concerns, or ideas regarding professional learning and development at City College, please contact Paula Miranda.