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Before you write your proposal, read Article 44 of the ACE/District agreement. Additionally, the PG & D Committee has developed the following guidelines to address some of the questions you might have while preparing your proposal.


FUNDING. You may use conference funds but not other District funds to attend conferences as part of PG & D activities. You may receive outside compensation for work experience if you can provide a rationale for it (such as industry practice or nondisclosure obligations).

TIME ESTIMATES. One unit of PG & D credit is given for 48 hours of work. If you propose activities other than coursework, workshops, or conferences, divide the proposed activity into major components. Then provide an estimate of the number of hours you will spend on each major component.

LOWER DIVISION COURSES. The ACE agreement places restrictions on using lower division courses to satisfy the Segment B requirement. If you wish to take lower division courses you must provide a justification that is consistent with the ACE/District agreement. A written rationale from your division chair approving lower division coursework must accompany your proposal.

UNITS FOR WORKSHOPS OR CONFERENCES. The committee awards units for workshops/conferences in the following manner:

1/2 day
6 hours = 0.125 unit
1 day
12 hours = 0.25 unit
2 days
24 hours = 0.5 unit
3 days
36 hours = 0.75 unit
4 days
48 hours = 1 unit
5 days
60 hours = 1.25 units

Conference hours shall not include travel to or from conferences.

TRAVEL. For travel to be a P G & D activity, the ACE/District agreement requires a measurable outcome that will enhance performance in the discipline. What you learn from your travel is not a measurable outcome. Slides, travel itineraries, receipts, or tickets are not measurable outcomes. Examples of measurable outcomes are: a series of slide presentations accompanied by appropriate scripts relevant to themes or concepts in a particular course that you teach; sets of handouts with written outlines for accompanying lectures; written outlines for a series of lectures. (Your compliance statement should specify how the travel will be incorporated into the measurable outcome that you propose.)

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS/AUTHORSHIP/RESEARCH/WORK EXPERIENCE /OTHER. Unit values for any of the above will be determined on a case by case basis by the PG & D committee. The information which you supply the committee will be used to determine the credit value, so be as specific as possible when writing your proposal. Authorship requires a letter of interest and/or contract from a publisher to accompany the proposal.

If you still have difficulties in writing your proposal, please contact  anna.brichko@westvalley.

The Deadline for submission of completed application to the Faculty Specialists in Human Resources is the second Friday in October.











PG and D Application 2016 rev 8-25-16

If you need to make changes to your original application, please use this form:

                                         PG&D Change Request Form 

Two copies of the Compliance Report are due in April of the completion year. Please use this template to format your report.

                                       PG&D Compliance Report Template 

Committee Members

Anna Brichko


741- 2489


Committee Chair, West Valley

Rachel Sandoval




West Valley

Scott Buss





David Esmaili




West Valley

Mina Jahan





Ann Cowels