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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.

Please refer to the S&PD 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 the 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

Academic Affairs

S&PD Proposal Steps:

  1. Submit Proposal Form A to Associate Dean (AD)/Program Director (PD) for approval.
  2. AD/PD forwards approved & signed form to Academic Dean.
  3. Dean forwards approved & signed for to VP of Academic Innovation & Strategy via email to
    • Proposals not signed by AD/PD AND Dean will not be accepted.
    • Proposals will only be accepted if sent by Dean.
  4. VPAIS provides proposals to the S&PD Committee from September through April. Proposals sent from May through August are reviewed only by the VPAIS.
  5. Committee reviews and provides recommendations to the VPAIS. However, VPAIS holds final authority and may override the Committee recommendation.
  6. The employee is notified of approval/denial from the VPAIS office via email.
  7. Once approval email is received, the employee must submit a Spend Authorization in Workday. Travel arrangements should not be made until an approval email is received.

SPD Making Travel Arrangements - PDF

SPD Rules, Limitations, and Restrictions - PDF

Committee Recommendation FORM - Word


SPD Proposal Deadlines

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

Please note: To allow sufficient time to process required paperwork, early registration due date 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. The College only pays early bird registration fees.

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

     Proposal Due by noon:

  • September 12, 2022
  • October 10, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • December 5, 2022
  • January 16, 2023
  • Februrary 8, 2023
  • March 13, 202
  • April 10, 2023

     Recommendation due no later than: 

  • September 18, 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 14, 2022
  • December 12, 2022
  • January 23, 2022
  • February 12, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • April 17, 2023

S&PD Committee Members

This committee reviews all requests for S&PD funds makes recommendations for approval of  funding. The committee may consist of academic administrators, faculty and academic staff. All committee meetings are done by email.

2022-2023 S&PD Committee Members

  • David Pena, Chair
  • Angela Adame-Smith
  • Joshua Kanies
  • Lawanna McCoy
  • Belinda Mouradian
  • Sophia Russell
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