Academic Senate

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for reviewing and recommending criteria for selection of faculty (criteria currently outlined in the Faculty Recruitment Action Plan, or FRAP) consistent with the purposes of the college and departmental practice, for assisting in the planning of professional development, and for contributing to the establishment of the sabbatical committees and to be a resource for research and development projects.


  • Assisting in the design and planning of in-service educational programs for the faculty and professional staff
  • Promoting faculty community building, and
  • Recognizing outstanding professional achievements by faculty

2018 Spring Meetings

Location: F Building, Room F214. Online attendance to our monthly meetings is available. The link to join the meetings online will be shared per request. The meeting will be recorded and shared with PDC members.

Dates and times:
February 27, Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
March 27, Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
April 24, Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


The committee will consist of no less than 11 members representing the following areas:
The chair of the Professional Development Committee will be a member of Academic Senate, appointed to the chair position by the chair of the Academic Senate.
8 faculty representatives recommended by the President of the TCFA from the following areas:
                      • 2 faculty members from Arts & Sciences
                      • 2 faculty members from Career Education
                      • 3 from either area                    
                      • 1 mid-manager or classified employee
                      • 1 non-teaching faculty (counselors, enrollment facilitators, or librarians)     
              1 adjunct faculty member

Serpil Caputlu

Director of Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award Selection
Jennifer Giangreco

Director of Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Selection
Joseph Klein


Debra Krukowski
Dr. Richard Chan
Elizabeth Collins
Elizabeth M. Brindise
Archawee Dhamavasi
Jean M. Dugo
Jennifer Giangrego
Joseph Klein
Roseanne Feltman
Rudy Gostowski
Shelley Tiwari
Kristi G. Reece
Sylvia Sztark
Tina Mote
Tuan Dean