Professional Development

Mission & Contact Information

Mission: Through the development and dissemination of tools, best practices, strategies, and technology, the SWTJC Professional Development Center supports those engaged in teaching and learning. 


A. Garcia

Dr. Amy Garcia
Professional Development Officer
(830) 591-7353

Professional Development Tools

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Professional Development Files

Presenter Proposal - Use to propose a PD presentation (conducted by you).

Training RequestUse to request training or PD on a specific subject.

Additional Funds RequestUse to request funds above and beyond what is normally provided for PD.  

Institutional Effectiveness Hours Policy

Meeting Template

PD Checklist

Division Meeting Agenda

Professional and Support Staff Award

Outstanding Professional and Support Staff Employee of the Year Award

At the conclusion of each academic year, SWTJC will present two awards to outstanding employees.  One award will be presented to a professional staff member and one will be presented to a support staff member.  These awards will be separate from the Outstanding Faculty awards.  All employees are invited to nominate individuals for this award, nomination forms can be found below. 

Completed nomination forms should be forwarded to the Vice-President or Associate Vice-President for whom the nominated employee works.  The VP or Associate VP will then complete a score sheet for the employee (see below). Completed nomination forms and score sheets will be forwarded to the Professional Development Officer.  The Professional Development Officer will submit the top four candidates for each award to the SWTJC President.  The final selection for the awards will be decided upon by the President’s Cabinet. 

The 2013-14 academic year will mark the beginning of this process.  Nomination forms are due to the VP’s and Associate VP’s by April 1, 2014.  Completed score sheets are due to the Professional Development Officer by April 21st.  The Cabinet will make the final selections at the Cabinet meeting on April 24th.  

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