SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

2B.8: Professional Development

Professional development is available to all classifications, with a major goal being the benefit to the institution of equipping employees with current information and skills (Link to another section of the Self-Study4A.2). In the 2009 employee survey, 93% of administration, 96% of faculty, 92% of support staff, and 88% of professional/technical staff indicated that Sauk is moderately to highly supportive of professional development.

Participation in professional development is typically voluntary. In most cases, the employee determines his or her own development needs, chooses an appropriate activity from available options and formats, and obtains approval for it. However, policies and practices of the college testify to the importance of providing employees the opportunity to participate in development activities: