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Call for Proposals – Spring 2021 Professional Development Activities Day!


Link to submit an online proposal


Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Via Zoom)

For Spring 2021 PDA, we will be continuing our conversation on anti-racism and best practices to support for ourselves and our students as we continue to work and offer classes remotely.


The Professional Development Committee (PDC) encourages all employees to consider submitting a proposal for a Spring 2021 PDA day workshop. If you feel there is a need that is not being met at PDA day, please consider submitting a proposal or asking a colleague in that area of expertise to submit.


The PDC is encouraging workshop ideas of interest, such as:


  • Topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Discipline-based activities
  • Interactive Learning
  • Technology skills for teaching and working remotely
  • Community building and collaborating in a remote environment
  • Understanding the impacts of COVID
  • Mental Health
  • Exercising from home/Ergonomics at home
  • Student Support
  • Workshops of interest for Classified Professionals
  • Leadership and Management Topics
  • Sustainability
  • Emergency Preparedness


PDA Schedule:

8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Plenary Session

10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Session I Workshops

Lunch Break

12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Session II Workshops

2:40 p.m. -  4:10 p.m. – Session III Workshops

Sessions may be proposed as 1.5 hour sessions for all 3 sessions. Discipline and Departmental submissions are welcome but please keep in mind that faculty and other employees are not required to participate in departmental sessions, but may feel obligated to do so. Faculty, Classified professionals, and Management Team are free to choose workshops that are best suited for their interests.


Submit your proposal now, and fine-tune it later – we are here to help you develop your ideas!

Even if you are not able to put together all of the details for your workshop right now, please submit your proposal by the deadline. You will have an opportunity to fine-tune or make changes to your workshop title, description, etc. later on in the process.

Proposals are due by Friday, October 30, 2020

Link to submit an online proposal