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California Community College Council for Staff & Organizational Development (4C/SD)

  • Provides information and advocates for staff development to a variety of state-wide educational institutions such as the Academic Senate, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) and Community College League of California (CCLC).
  • Advises the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office with regard to the development and interpretation of state regulations and required reports.
  • Shares staff development resources on how to start and maintain effective staff development programs and dealing with specific problems and situations.
  • Provides training opportunities for staff development officers and their institutions.
  • Provides a variety of publications including a Contact Directory, listing all the staff development officers in California and a speaker resource publication which lists available speakers for on campus programs.
  • Organizes state and regional conferences as well as mini conferences to address current issues and trends in staff development. Registration fees are discounted for 4C/SD members.
  • Provides informational, interactive listserve online for members and non-members in staff development.

For more information, please visit 4CSD official site.


National Council For Staff, Program And Organizational Development (NCSPOD)

  • Links community college staff development programs by state, region and across the nation;
  • Provides assistance in resolving important issues;
  • Sponsors regional and inter-national conferences for faculty, classified staff and administrators committed to professional and personal growth.
  • Sponsors forums, workshops and publications which provide approaches for managing rapid economic, technological and cultural changes;
  • Offers opportunities for individual development through:
  • Conducting workshops;
  • Writing for publication;
  • Holding organizational office;
  • Taking an active part in shaping institutional change;
  • Developing skills while helping others develop theirs;
  • Connecting with other professionals who share similar interests and concerns.

For more information, please visit NCSPOD official site.


National Institute For Staff And Organizational Development (NISOD)

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is the outreach organization of the Community College Leadership Program, in the Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, at The University of Texas at Austin. NISOD supports the pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership at its more than 600 member colleges throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.

  • Offers institutional awards for teaching excellence;
  • Provides annual national conference whose primary function is the honor and recognition of awardees;
  • Additionally provides workshops of interest for faculty and administrators;
  • Provides monthly Innovative Abstracts and other worthy publications for educators.

For more information, please visit NISOD official site.


Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges represents the faculty of the Community Colleges, ensuring effective participation in the formation of statewide policies on academic and professional matters. The Academic Senate strengthens and supports the local academic senates of the 108 California Community Colleges.

The goal of the Academic Senate is to bolster the status of the Academic Senate as the Voice of the Faculty and to:

  • Seek broad recognition that the Academic Senate is the official voice of California's community college faculty;
  • Work closely with CoFO  and ICAS partners to further work on common interests;
  • Promote and develop faculty leadership on the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and the Academic Senate
  • Increase statewide faculty participation in the work of the Academic Senate.

For more information, please visit Academic Senate official site.


California Community College Classified Senate (4CS)

The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS), constituted as a voluntary membership body of appropriately recognized shared governance bodies, colleges, and districts which recognizes the value of higher education in the State of California, sees its mission as:

  • Advocationg the value and contributions classified staff provide to the learning environment;
  • Providing quality service to promote student success;
  • Cooperating with other organizations in the interest of enriching the educational environment of the California Community Colleges;
  • Serving as a liaison between the California Community Colleges' Senates;
  • Promoting the participation of classified staff in shared governance at the State and local levels; and
  • Developing and supporting classified senates at the local level.

For more information, please visit 4CS official site.





The Improvement of Instruction Program at Santa Rosa Junior College awards funds annually to faculty seeking, either individually or in groups, to improve instructional skills, materials, and curriculum. Priority for funding is given to curriculum development proposals. Projects may range from $100 to $2,500, and are dependent on the program receiving funding.



Proposals are evaluated and awards are recommended by the Faculty Professional Development Committee and administered by the Resource Center for Staff Development.

Proposals must be prepared according to the guidelines. Deadlinesfor submission of projects will be published at the start of the academic year.


Enrollment Fee Reimbursement Program


To provide SRJC employees with an opportunity to improve skills and increase knowledge by enrolling in SRJC courses which are directly relates to the employee's job.


  • Employee must be working at 50% or more to be eligible.
  • Employee will be reimbursed for enrollment fees of up to three (3) units per semester. (Reimbursement for books and materials is available dependent upon funding.)
  • Applications for reimbursement must receive approval by the employee's immediate supervisor and component administrator, and be submitted to the Resource Center prior to enrollment in the course.
  • Reimbursement is contingent upon course completion with a grade of C or better, or Credit in a Credit/No Credit course.
  • Funds for this program are limited and will be administered by the Staff Development Resource Center; they will be awarded to employees on a first come, first served basis.

Special Note: Courses for which reimbursement is received from the college may not be used to qualify for Professional Growth Increments or salary advancement credit.

  • Employee obtains application from Staff Development Resource Center or online at
  • Employee meets with immediate supervisor to establish appropriateness of course as related to the employee's job. Faculty members meet with the supervising dean in their area.
  • Employee and supervisor complete application and sign off.
  • Application is forwarded to supervising administrator for review and approval.
  • Application is then forwarded to Staff Development Resource Center. Employee receives copy of approved application before enrolling in course.
  • To receive reimbursement, employee must attach a copy of the grade transcript to the request for reimbursement form, indicating course completion with a grade of C or better or credit.
  • Requests for reimbursement must be filed with the Staff Development office within six weeks following completion of the course
    (no exceptions will be made.)

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