The purpose of the EVC Staff Development Committee is to plan and coordinate the staff development activities for faculty and staff. The committee also works in collaboration with the College Technology Committee to plan and fund activities. The Staff Development Committee is responsible to assess the needs of the college as they relate to staff development and improvement of instruction. They also develop programs and strategies to meet these needs. The committee annually evaluates the staff development program and funding guidelines. The Staff Development members examine, approve or deny requests for staff development funding using an established process. This committee is also responsible to plan and coordinate Professional Development Day activities subject to the requirements of the Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Agreement and approval by the Academic Senate. (See FA Contract, Sections 11.6, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9).See the funding guidelines and procedures for further details on how to proceed.