Professional Development Activities (PDA) Days
One day each semester is designated as a District-wide Professional Development Activities Day. The 2023-24 PDA days are as follows:
Friday, August 11, 2023 and Thursday, February 15, 2024
Programming for PDA days is developed by a shared governance committee (the Professional Development Committee) consisting of faculty, classified, and management staff. The PDA day program consists of a general session for all participants followed by four sessions of a variety of workshops presented by SRJC faculty and staff with some external presenters. Presenters and workshops are solicitated based on relevance to the professional and institutional needs of the SRJC community. Evaluations are reviewed for all sessions in order to continuously improve and develop future program offerings.
Attendance at each semester's district-wide PDA day is mandatory for all regular faculty and may not be flexed. The program for the fall semester PDA Day includes a plenary presentation to the college community by the Superintendent/President, the Academic Senate and Classified Senate Presidents, as well as a special presentation on a topic relevant to current events at the District. The spring semester Institutional Day features the Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecture. The lecturer is an SRJC faculty member who is selected for teaching excellence by a committee consisting of former Tauzer Lecturers. Both the fall and spring Institutional Days also offer workshops related to pathways based on the professional development needs of the faculty and staff. Full time faculty are required to attend both Fall and Spring institutional PDA days. PDA days account for 12 hours out of the 30 hour annual flex requirement.
Regular Faculty Flex Obligation
Attendance & Verification
There will be no make up for activities missed during PDA days. A Notice of Absence (NOA) form must be filed by May 31 of each academic year if absent from PDA days, otherwise a payroll reduction will be applied to account for any lack of participation.
Associate Faculty (Unit A)
Associate faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend PDA days, but attendance is not mandatory. If you have a faculty flex requirement for the Fall semester, you may apply time spent participating in PDA Days towards that flex requirement (a completed electronic verification form is necessary to receive credit). If your class is cancelled or your requirement changes for any reason, you may end up not being paid for this day.
Classified Professionals and Management Team
Fall PDA day: All district services are not open to the public until 1:00 pm, unless an exception to allow essential services to remain open all day is granted by the Supervising Administrator through the Vice President of Human Resources. This district-wide public closure is so that all may attend, and all employees are encouraged to participate as much as possible. The Plenary Program will take place from 8:30-10:00am in Burbank Auditorium and will also be available via livestream. Employees may select from a variety of workshops to attend during the remaining sessions.
Sign Language Interpretation Services
Employees who are in need of sign language interpreter services or assistance on PDA day; please contact Disability Resources at least one week in advance.
(707) 527-4278, (707) 331-1156 Videophone