Professional Recognition Committee

​​The SJECCD Collective Bargaining Agreement outlines several professional recognition opportunities to receive credit for course work and/or activities. As stated in Article 10.4 of the contract: “The Professional Recognition Increment plan shall reflect college or university units and/or other activities which have a direct and significant relevance to the professional development of the faculty member.”

The SJECCD Vision, Mission, Values, Goals: 2013-2017 can be found here:

SJECCD Board/Strategic Goals

AFT 6157 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

Movement Across Salary Classes

Movement across the salary classes is based on continuing educational development of the faculty member including education obtained while on sabbatical. To determine how many semester units would be required for you to move to the next salary class, please contact Elvira Valderrama, Human Resources Specialist, in the SJECCD Human Resources Office at (408) 270-6419. The Application for Approval of Units for Credit on the Salary Schedule (Salary/Class Changes) can be found here:  
Approval of Units Application Form

Professional Recognition Salary Increments
Steps 14, 17 & 19
To determine whether you are eligible to submit a step plan, you may contact
Elvira Valderrama in the Human Resources Office at (408) 270-6419. The Professional Recognition Application to submit a Step 14, 17 or 19 Plan can be found here:
Steps 14, 17 and 19 Movement Form

Professional Growth Activity Payment

For approved professional growth activities, payment shall be made on the basis of $175 per semester unit or the equivalent to a maximum of six (6) units within any three (3) year period. Faculty may submit applications for growth activity payment awards to the PRC once annually and no later than April 1st of the school year. The Professional Recognition Application for an Activity Payment can be found here: Activity Payment FormSabbatical Leave

Sabbatical leave applications for sabbatical leaves that will take place in the 2014-2015 fiscal year must be submitted by November 1, 2014. This semester you may want to begin planning and developing an idea for a sabbatical leave. For additional ideas, you can refer to the sixty sabbatical leave reports that are available in the SJCC library. The Sabbatical Leave Application can be found here:
Sabbatical Leave Application Coversheet

Members Members of the Professional Recognition Committee (PRC) are available to respond to questions that you may have concerning any of the above professional recognition opportunities. Following is a list of the current members of the PRC:

Noe Torres, Co-Chairperson San Jose City College Faculty MemberJose Cabrera, San Jose City College Faculty Member Kim Garcia, Vice Chancellor, SJECCD Human ResourcesMerryl Kravitz, Division Dean, Evergreen Valley CollegeMichael Masuda, Evergreen Valley College Faculty MemberEric Narveson, Evergreen Valley College Faculty MemberMark Newton, Division Dean, San Jose City College
Leslie Rice, Co-Chairperson San Jose City Faculty Member
Elvira Valderrama, Clerical (D.O.) Human Resources Specialist (Non-voting member)
The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District PRC Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month—excluding December and May which have one meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. To assure inclusion on the PRC Agenda, Elvira Valderrama should receive an electronic copy of your Professional Recognition request—along with the appropriate form—by 12:00 P.M. on the Friday prior to a Tuesday meeting. 

Meeting Dates

Meeting Time:  3:00 - 5:00

​​ Dates Location Room
September 12, 2017San Jose City College GE 206A
September 26, 2017 Evergreen Valley College SA-296
October 10, 2017 San Jose City College GE 206A
October 24, 2017 Evergreen Valley College ​SA-296
November 14, 2017 San Jose City College GE 206A
November 28, 2017 Evergreen Valley College SA-296
December 12, 2017 San Jose City College GE 206A
February 13, 2018 Evergreen Valley College SA-296
February 27, 2018 San Jose City College GE 206A
March 13, 2018 Evergreen Valley College SA-296
April 10, 2018 Evergreen Valley CollegeSA-296
April 24, 2018 San Jose City College GE 206A
May 8, 2018 Evergreen Valley College SA-296


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