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Professional Learning


What we do


The Office of College Advancement Office coordinates professional learning activities and assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of these activities. Activities include Flex workshops on a variety of topics including teaching and learning, technology, health and wellness, new employee welcome, staff appreciation, conference attendance (see "Helpful Links", seminars, some grant opportunities and other professional enrichment functions. The office also serves as a link to district level professional development programs for staff and faculty. The Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) is comprised of members from all employee groups and also includes student representation. As a Shared Governance committee (SGC), PDAC's charges are renewed annually by SGC. Your input and participation is welcomed and PDAC strives to work collaboratively with all professional learning initiatives on and off campus to encourage and support the value of shared learning.



PDAC is is responsible for the coordination of professional learning activities on campus. Its members are comprised of Classified, Faculty, Managers. and Students who meet monthly (4th Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m. in xxxxx) to fulfill its Mission to strengthen and support a dynamic learning environment that promotes and enhances the personal, professional and organizational development for all employees with the ultimate goal of student success.


Minutes & Agendas

Professional Learning Advisory Committee (PDAC) Local Planning Group for Flex (LPG)

PDAC Proposed Agenda for 2-26-15

PDAC Minutes 2-26-15


PDAC Agenda for 1-22-15

PDAC Minutes 1-22-15 for approval


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 12-4-14

PDAC Minutes 12-4-14 for approval


PDAC Final Agenda 10-23-14

PDAC Minutes 10-23-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 9-25-14 Meeting

PDAC Minutes 9-25-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 8-28-14 as of 8-19-14

PDAC Minutes 8-28-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 5-21-14 Updated

PDAC Minutes 5-21-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 4-24-14

PDAC Minutes 4-24-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 3-27-14

PDAC Minutes 3-27-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 2-27-14

PDAC Minutes 2-27-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 1-23-14

PDAC Minutes 1-23-14


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 12-5-13

PDAC Minutes 12-5-13


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 10-24-13

Minutes 10-24-13


PDAC Proposed Agenda for 9-26-13

Minutes 9-26-13


Agenda for 8-29-13

Minutes 8-26-13



LPG Proposed Agenda for 2-26-15


LPG Proposed Agenda for 01_29_15

LPG Meeting Notes 1-29-15


LPG Proposed Agenda for 12_04_2014

LPG Minutes for 12-4-14


No meeting 10-23-14 (on-line review only)


No meeting 9-25-14


LPG Proposed Agenda for 8-28-14

LPG Minutes 8-28-14 for Approval at 12-4-14 Meeting


LPG Minutes 4-24-14

LPG Proposed Agenda for 4-24-14


LPG Minutes 3-27-14

LPG Proposed Agenda for 3-27-14


LPG Proposed Agenda for 2-27-14


LPG Proposed Agenda for 12-5-13


LPG Proposed Agenda for 9-26-13


LPG Minutes 8-26-13


LPG Proposed Agenda for 8-29-13




ROSTER FOR 2014-2015


Kathy Cullar, Outreach

Shondra West, Sr. Admin. Asst, Office of Instruction (Pending)

Eric Sanchez, Art/Drama/Journalism


*Rosa Armendariz, EXITO (on Leave from Committee till SP15)

*Erlinda Jones, Child Development Faculty, LPG Interim Chair

*Christine Park, Library Faculty

*Janith Norman, Business Faculty



*Michael Becker, Manager, IT

*Dave Belman, Interim Dean of Student Success

*Ruth Goodin, Sr. Foundation Director, Office of College Advancement/PDAC Co-Chair

*Natalie Hannum, Dean of Career Technical Education and Social Sciences


Vacant (1)

*Denotes LPG member also


Courtney Diputado, Education Technology Trainer, D2L Support (Classified)

Ruth Goodin, Sr. Foundation Director/PDAC Co-Chair

Paula Gunder, ESL Faculty, Professional Learning Facilitator

Mary Oleson, Sr. Admin. Assist./PDAC Co-Chair/Prof Learning-Flex Coordinator


PDAC's invites all staff to join any one of its subcommittees through which campus professional learning initiatives and related allocations of resources are made.

Conference Review

Health and Wellness


Teaching and Learning Subcommittee

Technology Subcommittee

Welcome/Orientation Lunch for New Employees/Appreciation Week

For questions regarding Professional Learning and/or Flex, please contact:

Local Planning Group for Flex Chair: Christine Park, Librarian, ext. 37572


Sr. Admin. Asst/Professional Learning-Flex Coordinator/PDAC Co-Chair:

Mary Oleson, moleson@losmedanos.edu (ext 37316)

Professional Learning Facilitator for Teaching and Learning: Paula Gunder

pgunder@losmedanos.edu (ext. 37882)

Hannah Tatmon, Student Assistant, Office of College Advancement

Manager/PDAC Co-Chair, Ruth Goodin, rgoodin@losmedanos.edu (ext. 37314) Office of College Advancement