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Education Code - EDC


  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 51. EMPLOYEES [87000 - 88270]

  ( Part 51 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Provisions Applying to All Employees [87000 - 87164]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 5. Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund [87150 - 87154]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 973, Sec. 26. )


There is hereby established the Community College Professional Development Program, to be administered by the board of governors, the purpose of which is to provide state general funds to community colleges for supporting locally developed and implemented faculty and staff development programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 473, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2015.)


The board of governors shall annually allocate funds, when appropriated for purposes of this article, only to a community college district whose chief executive officer has submitted to the chancellor an affidavit that includes all of the following:

(a) A statement that each campus within the community college district has an advisory committee, composed of administrators, faculty, and staff representatives, which has assisted in the assessment of the faculty and staff development needs and in the design of the plan to meet those needs.

(b) A campus human development resources plan has been completed for the current and subsequent fiscal years.

(c) A report of the actual expenditures for faculty and staff development for the preceding year.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 473, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2015.)


(a) Any funding appropriated for purposes of this article shall be allocated to the community college districts that provide professional development opportunities to both faculty and staff. Funding shall be disbursed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board of governors.

(b) Community college districts that receive funding pursuant to this section shall include the employee’s time used participating in the Community College Professional Development Program in the employee’s contractually obligated hours.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 473, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2015.)


The authorized uses of funds allocated under this article shall include all of the following:

(a) Improvement of teaching.

(b) Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills.

(c) In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation programs.

(d) Retraining to meet changing institutional needs.

(e) Intersegmental exchange programs.

(f) Development of innovations in instructional and administrative techniques and program effectiveness.

(g) Computer and technological proficiency programs.

(h) Courses and training implementing affirmative action and upward mobility programs.

(i) Other activities determined to be related to educational and professional development pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs designed to develop self-esteem.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 973, Sec. 26.)


This article shall be operative during any fiscal year only if funds are provided therefor in the annual Budget Act for that fiscal year or other legislation.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 973, Sec. 26.)

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