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LATTC Staff Development Committee
Conference/Travel Attendance Policy and Procedures

  1. Conference request should be made three weeks in advance, but no less than a week in advance.  Late requests will not be approved.
    • If an employee attends a conference without prior approval, there will be no reimbursement of funds spent.
    • All forms can be found on the LATTC Staff Development website and/or in the Staff Development Lab (L265) and the Academic Senate Office. 
  2. All forms must be legible.  Requestor needs to ensure that adequate funds have been requested to cover all necessary expenses.  Additional funds will not be encumbered after forms have been turned in.
  3. Reimbursement for conference/workshop cost is limited to $150 for Full-Time Faculty, $100 for Adjunct Faculty and $400 for Classified per person per year.  Total funds available for 2007-2008 only limited to $5,000 for faculty and $5,000 for Classified.  Funds will be allocated until they are depleted. 
  4. Registration fees can be paid in advance with sufficient notice and documentation.  Secure a copy of prepayment form at the Business Office. Please complete and attach prepay documentation to the conference request form.
  5. Appropriate Department Chair must sign (not initial) the conference request form and agree to provide a substitute if a faculty member will be out of the classroom for at least two days.
  6. The form should be turned into the Staff Development mailbox. 
    • Do not return to the Academic Senate Office. 
    • Professor Megowan will read requests and sign if funds are approved.  
  7. Form will then be forwarded to appropriate vice-president.
  8. Form will then be forwarded to the President's Office.

 

LATTC Professional Growth Committee
Conference Attendance Policy and Procedures
 

  1. Conference request should be made three weeks in advance, but no less than a week in advance. Late requests will not be approved.
    • If an employee attends a conference without prior approval, there will be no reimbursement of funds spent.
    • All forms can be found on the LATTC Staff Development website, in the Staff Development Lab (L265), and/or the Academic Senate Office.
  2. All forms must be legible.  Requestor needs to ensure that adequate funds have been requested to cover all necessary expenses.  Additional funds will not be encumbered after forms have been turned in.
  3. Substitutes can be approved if a faculty member's conference attendance requires 2 or more days.
  4. Reimbursement for conference/workshop cost is limited to $600 for Full-Time Faculty and $300 for Adjunct Faculty.
  5. Registration fees can be paid in advance with sufficient notice and documentation. At the top of your request form, please type or print (and highlight):  "Please pay registration in advance."  Please complete and attach registration form to your conference request form.
  6. Appropriate Department Chair must sign (not initial) the conference request form and agree to provide a substitute if a faculty member will be out of the classroom for at least two days.
  7. Turn the form into Professional Growth Committee member, Lorraine Megowan's mailbox.
    • The form must not be turned in to the Academic Senate Office.
    • The Committee meets every other week as scheduled.
    • The Committee will read requests and sign if funds are approved.
  8. Committee members will then forward the form to appropriate vice-president.
  9. Form will then be forwarded to the President's Office.
    • The President's secretary will assign a TT#.
    • The requestor will receive a copy of the form with the TT#.
  10. The written Conference Report and Reimbursement Form with all original receipts must be completed and submitted to the President's Office within ten (10) working days after the end of the conference or workshop.
  11. Forms are then forwarded to Accounts Payable at the District Office. The Business Office will notify you when your reimbursement check is ready for pick up.
  12. Anyone attending a conference/workshop must share materials and information with appropriate colleagues. Please contact Lorraine Megowan, Staff Development Coordinator if you would like to host a brown bag seminar.

a.

Complete Conference Report upon return from conference. Include handouts and materials to be added to the resource library in the Staff Development office.

b.

Complete Travel Expense Form.

c.

Staple original receipts to a separate sheet of paper and attach to expense form.

d.

Make yourself a copy - the President's Office does not keep copies.

e.

Submit all (a-c) to the President's Office within ten (10) working days from end of conference.

LATTC Professional Growth Committee
Tuition Reimbursement Policy and Procedures

  1. Faculty who are eligible under Article 23 in the current AFT contract may apply.
  2. The Tuition Reimbursement form must be submitted no earlier than 30 days prior to the date that the course(s) start and no later than the end of the second week of classes. The form is available in the President's Office. The form must be typed.
  3. Reimbursement for tuition will be 50% of tuition cost, but no more than $2000.00 per fiscal year.
  4. Personnel Guidelines for Tuition Reimbursement can be found at the LACCD website, under Faculty and Staff Resources .
  5. Turn the form into Professional Growth Committee member Lorraine Megowan's mailbox.
    • The form must not be turned in to the Academic Senate Office.
    • The Committee meets every other week as scheduled.
    • The Committee will read requests and sign if funds are approved.
  6. Committee members will then forward the form to the president's office.  
  7. Forms are then forwarded to the Business Office. 
    • Once the applicant has completed their course, they are to forward their grade (official copy) and original receipt to the Business Office.
    • The Business Office will then send paperwork to the District Office.
    • The Business Office will notify you when your reimbursement check is ready for pick-up.

Faculty & Staff Development Workshops
2007-2008 Academic Year:

Monthly calendars for Staff Development announce workshops in hands-on computer software as well as traditional workshops on pedagogy and theory. Employee Assistance Programs will also be available. Look on the LATTC Staff Development website for dates and times. Monthly calendars will also be posted in the mailroom and on the Staff Development bulletin board across from the mailroom. Any faculty member interested in leading a workshop, should contact Lorraine Megowan at ext.3971. The faculty member will receive three hours of flex credit per one hour of initial campus presentation. Repeat presentation will earn two hours for each one hour of presentation. *   

The following are suggested options for FLEX credit:

  • Staff Improvement
    • Plan/attend department/discipline retreats
    • Attend professional workshops/conferences, seminars
    • Orientation/education
    • Complete educational course work for which college credit is given from an accredited institution
    • Field visits to sites related to your program and/or areas of responsibility
    • Prepare and present papers or lectures at conferences
    • Improve or Learn how to work with computers and technology
    • Wellness activities that assist individuals to be physically and mentally better able to perform their jobs.
    • Disaster Preparedness

  • Student Improvement
    • Assist with students guidance, orientation, and matriculation service
    • Visit other colleges and universities to get ideas for your classes or for better articulation of classes
    • Projects involving community and / or student groups
    • Visit and share information with feeder high schools
    • Develop a special program or short-term course for students
    • Assist in student advisement
    • Review learning resource materials to eliminate out-dated items and make recommendations for additions *
    • Matriculation services
    • Meet to specifically to discuss strategies for improving service to students
    • Write grants aimed to improve services to students
    • Conduct special workshops for students

  • Instructional Improvement
    • Attend/lead workshops scheduled on campus
    • Attend workshops on other LACCD campuses
    • Attend district discipline meeting
    • Write a book or manual (first edition only)
    • Develop department projects
    • Develop new program and course curriculum
    • Develop learning recourse such as instructional video
    • Review of learning resource materials to eliminate outdated items and recommend additions
    • Modify an existing course to comply with changing institutional or discipline requirements *
    • Be a mentor for interns or new faculty
    • Grant research and preparation
    • Active in the accreditation process
    • Active participation in more than one college committee
    • Institutional research or program review

Unacceptable Submissions- No Faculty & Staff Development credit for:

  • Any professional activity for which you are being paid.
  • Faculty & Staff Development Activities during hours that you are scheduled to teach and/or hold scheduled office hours.
  • Attendance of union meetings.

The preparation required to teach or perform the services on a day-today- basis-such as grading of student papers, preparing class lectures, attending regularly scheduled department or division meetings-are a part of individual's professional obligation, and consequently, do not meet the purpose of the flexible calendar program.   *

* These additions are from the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Flexible Calendar Program by the Faculty Development Committee of the Academic Senate For California Community Colleges in Cooperation with the Chancellor's Office Program Staff. (Revised April 2007)

If you have any questions, please call Lorraine Megowan at ext. 3971-Office, LRC 265-northeast wing of the library.  You can also contact her by email.

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April 21, 2008