Professional development is described as a continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to one's profession, job responsibilities, or work environment. Ideally, it encompasses a wide variety of specialized training, formal education, or advanced professional learning opportunities intended to help administrators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness. Professional development and learning opportunities are offered in the workplace or through outside organizations, which include, but not limited to: credentials such as academic degrees, coursework, conferences, webinars, etc.
In an effort to support TCC administrators, professional development funds are available to assist with financial costs associated with attending and/or participating in such learning opportunities. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for Administrative Association Professional Development funds.
Professional Development Funds
The application deadline for Administrative Association Professional Development funds for spring and summer 2016 was Feb. 5. Watch for an announcement about the fall 2017 application deadline.
In addition to department and Provost discretionary funds, administrators have access to at least two funding sources, which are more fully explained below:
(1) Tuition Reimbursement Fund
(2) Administrator Professional Development Fund
AIS codes for Tuition Reimbursement Fund
Tuition Reimbursement Fund (TRF)
Every full-time employee is eligible to receive up to $500 in reimbursement for tuition. Although monies are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, the TRF has never been fully exhausted. Administrators do not need the approval of the Administrative Association to use these funds.
However, administrators seeking tuition reimbursement MUST use their $500 TRF before requesting additional tuition reimbursement from the Administrative Association.
If your tuition costs more than what you have left in your Tuition Reimbursement Fund, you may use your remaining TRF as a partial payment and apply to the Administrative Association for the remainder.
If any of the $500 is not used, it will not be carried over to the next year.
To begin the process of accessing the TRF, submit the following:
(2) Completed HR 79 - Professional Development Plan (PDF on Inside TCC, login required.) This should be signed by the employee, supervisor, and Executive Staff/Provost. A new HR 79 is completed each academic year.
Administrator Professional Development Fund (APDF)
The Administrative Association strategically allocates a significant portion of its annual budget toward funding the individual training needs of its constituents.
The TCC Administrative Association's monies may be used for the following activities:
Administrators may seek APDF monies by submitting the online Administrator Professional Development Funding Request Form during an open application period/window.
The Administrative Association currently has not established a maximum amount to be requested.
Priority in the dispersal of funds will be given to active members, those who have not received ADPF in previous years, and for activities that provide value-added benefits to the applicant, college, and/or profession.
The AIS code for the Administrator Professional Development Fund is: 10300-145019-00.
TheEmployee Training & Development section within TCC's Office of Human Resources provides professional development and continuous learning opportunities for all college employees, consultative services for departments and divisions, and coordination of employee training offered by other departments across the college.
Administrators can support their professional development needs through the vast array of programs and services offered through the Learning Resources Centers.
Many of the current resources are described on the Association's Leadership Library link, resources such as a LRC Subject Guide on Leadership, Leadership Bibliography at TCC, Professional Collections, and even a "Build Your Library Collection" which enables us to request materials that you need so they will be in the library when you need them.