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 

PRC Handbook

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 16, 18 & 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 16, 18 or 19 Plan can be found here:
Step 16, 18 & 19

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 must be submitted by November 1st. 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:Eric Narveson, Chairperson Evergreen Valley College Faculty Member  Guillermo Castilla, San Jose City College Faculty Member
​Zerrin Erkal, San Jose City College Faculty MemberDaniel Garza, San Jose City College, Director of MarketingManjit Kang, Evergreen Valley College Associate Faculty MemberMichael Masuda, Evergreen Valley College Faculty MemberGabriela Rios, San Jose City College Faculty MemberElvira Valderrama-Rodriguez, District Office, Director, Human ResourcesSteve Geraci, District Office, Senior 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, Steve Geraci 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:  3:15 - 5:00

​​ Dates Location            
September 12, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 10, 2023
October 24, 2023
November 14, 2023
November 28, 2023
December 12, 2023
​February 13, 2024
​February 27, 2024
​March 12, 2024
​March 26, 2024
​April 9, 2024
​April 23, 2024
​May 14, 2024
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