The purpose of Professional Development is to design, promote, and support professional development activities that further the mission of the college. Under the guidance of our local committee, the program  plans, promotes, and hosts training workshops and other professional development activities for faculty, staff and managers. The skills and knowledge gained through these activities can improve individual and college effectiveness, thereby improving student learning experiences and educational goal fulfillment.

Although the majority of workshops are held during Fall and Spring Flex weeks, programs and workshops are also held throughout the academic year (see Calendar for monthly listings).

You can view Flex Calendar and enroll in a Flex workshop here online via the InSite Portal by logging into your WebAdvisor account.

As part of the contractual agreement between the District and the United Faculty (see Article 10), the flexible schedule was designed to provide faculty with paid time to participate in professional development activities.

The following links provide more detailed information:

Flex Guidelines

Flex Categories

Flex Obligations

Pre-approved Flex Activities

Special Project form

Variable Report Form

PD-Grant Application-revised 2016

PD Grant Report form 2014

Peer Visit Guidelines and Report form


The Professional Development Office is located on the Library mezzanine.  

Phone: 510-215-4913
Professional Development Secretary: Janie Franklin

Office HoursFall & SpringSummer
Monday - Tuesday8 am - 1 pmClosed
Wednesday8 am - 11 amClosed
Thursday - Sunday ClosedClosed
CRC Hours (open-
no assistance)
Fall & SpringSummer
Monday - Thursday8:30 am - 7 pm9 am - 4 pm
Friday10 am - 1 pmClosed
Saturday - SundayClosedClosed

Professional Development also maintains the College Resource Center (CRC) for use by college employees. It provides computers (some with specialized software), a television/VCR, and comfortable reading chairs. A staff lounge with refrigerator and microwave is adjacent.