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Staff & Program Development (S&PD)

Funding is available to all full-time, non-grant-funded faculty and staff for approved activities.

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, all College Travel has been cancelled or postponed until May 2021. S&PD Funds may be used for Virtual Conferences.

Please refer to the SPD Guidelines for the criteria and process to apply for S&PD funds for your activity. It is suggested that you submit proposals early. Approval is contingent on availability of funds.  Travel outside of the continental United States will not be funded.

SPD Forms & Guidelines

Proposal Form A (Travel & Non-Travel Activities) - Word doc

Activity Report Form D (All Activities) - Word doc

SPD Guidelines - PDF


VPAA / Academic Affairs Only

SPD Making Travel Arrangements - PDF

SPD Rules, Limitations, and Restrictions - PDF

Committee Recommendation FORM - Word

Workday Training and Job Aids

From September through April, a committee reviews proposals online. From May through August, the VPAA has the sole responsibility of reviewing and approving funding of proposals.


Academic Affairs SPD Proposal Deadlines

The dates below are the submission dates for Staff & Program Development Proposals submitted to the VPAA.

Please note: To allow sufficient time to process required paperwork, the date that your early registration is due should be at least 2 weeks after the date the committee returns its recommendation. Proposals submitted with less than a 2-week lead time may result in higher personal expenses not reimbursed by the College.

Notification of funding approval will be sent via email within 3 business days after the committee has made its recommendation.

Once approved for funding, the traveler must submit a "Spend Authorization" in Workday (replaces Travel Request form). 

     Proposal Due to VPAA by noon:

  • Oct 12, 2020
  • Nov 9, 2020
  • Dec 7, 2020
  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Feb 8, 2021 
  • March 8, 2021
  • April 12, 2021
  • May 10, 2021

     Recommendation due no later than: 

  • Oct 19, 2020
  • Nov 16, 2020
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Feb 15, 2021
  • March 15, 2021
  • April 19, 2021
  • May 17, 2021

S&PD Committee Members

This committee reviews all requests for S&PD funds submitted to the VPAA and makes recommendations for funding to the VPAA. The committee consists of academic administrators, faculty and academic staff. All committee meetings are done by email.

2020-2021 S&PD Committee Members

  • David Pena, Chair
  • Jennifer Ailles
  • Shalon Bull
  • Cheryl Christiansen
  • Corey Lietzke
  • Olimpia Lukacs
  • Kelisha Waldon
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