VCCS’s Office of Professional Development Offers Two Types of Grants
Here is a video presentation by members of the PDC grants committee from the New Horizons Conference, http://youtu.be/05KbXcfwJFc?t=5m
The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant
These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500. The funds are paid as a stipend and shall not become part of the individual’s base salary.
The VCCS Paul Lee Workshop Mini-Grant
These grants are awarded to fund group activities such as day conferences, in-service activities and workshops, and must involve more than one college in scope, preparation and attendance. All VCCS employees are welcome to apply. A maximum of $1,500 is available per mini-grant. Workshop Mini-Grants provide funding for the development of employee group activities such as workshops, in-service activities, and conferences involving at least two or more VCCS colleges in the planning and implementation. Regional proposals, duplication of successful programs in other regions, and programs aligned to Achieve 2015 Take Two are encouraged. The VCCS Workshop Mini-Grant Program encourages projects in the following areas: discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development.
Applications for spring semester are due November 1
Applications for summer session are due March 1
Applications for fall semester are due May 1
Feel free to contact your college’s Professional Development Committee member or contact Michael Dixon, coordinator of professional development, or Nancy Harris, specialist for professional development.
Your Professional Development Committee Reps
Camille Mustachio, GCC
Jose Nieves, LFCC
Marleen McCabe, NOVA