Staff and Program Development Committee
The primary purpose of the Staff and Program Development Committee (SPD) is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the President ot President's Designee regardding SPD proposals. See SCF SPD Guidelines.
Each year SCF allocates funds through the SPD Committee.
The SPD Committee is currently chaired by the Executive Director of Human Resources and consists of seven additional full-time employees of the college appointed by the President.
Full-time faculty professional development activities funded are in these areas:
Course Tuition/Textbook Reimbursement; Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Meetings; and In-Service Education Activities (program, department, division or college-wide workshops, continuous training programs or development of staff training materials).
Eligible full-time faculty may receive SPD funding for:
Tuition: Full-time faculty who elect to pursue a formal program of study or individual courses at an accredited college or university are eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition and purchase of books up to a maximum of $1,000 per year. Degrees to be earned and/or courses to be taken must update or upgrade competence specified for the faculty's current or college-planned position.
Conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings: up to a maximum of $850 per year. This funding includes registration fees, transportation costs, per diem expenses, and materials for meetings and activities that address needed job-related skills or will be of benefit to the department, program, division or college.
SPD also provides for in-service funding that relates to the objectives/needs of faculty, departments, programs or the college.
Activities in this category include all college planning; departmental, program, division, committee or other organizational in-service activities; one time workshops or seminars; intercollegiate visitations; and development of in-service materials.
Adjuncts may participate in and benefit from SPD funded activities. A full-time employee who is eligible and qualified to coordinate the activities and who manages the project may submit proposals designed to meet the needs of adjunct faculty.
SPD Guidelines and Forms may be found the next page or on the S Drive in the SPD Folder. More information on the SPD Committee may be obtained from the Human Resource Office. Please contact Susan Marrocco at firstname.lastname@example.org.