The Office of Professional Development serves a leadership role in promoting the professional development of all members of the De Anza College academic community through the exchange of innovative ideas, individual expertise, and common interests.

To provide appropriate opportunities for meaningful personal and professional development, the Professional Development Office supervises the processes for allocating professional development resources and coordinates a comprehensive program of individual and institutional professional growth, with responsibility for planning, promotion, dissemination of information, and program evaluation.

  • New Employee Orientation
  • First Year Experience for Faculty and Classified Professionals
  • Instructional Skills Workshops
  • Peer Evaluation Training
  • Classified Leadership Training
  • Professional Conference and Travel Funds
  • Health, Wellness and Safety
  • Service Excellence

Calendar imageUpcoming Activities

Faculty Professional Achievement Award (PAA) Workshop
Tue, May 1, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Admin Conference Room 106

Thu, May 3, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, MLC-246
First Year Experience for Tenure-Track Faculty: It’s Just Good Andragogy: “I Have a Student Who . . . “ (Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the Classroom)

Fri, May 4, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, room MLC-112
Microaggressions and Microappreciations in the Workplace: Ways to Create a Positive Environment (for Classified Professionals)

To register: E-mail us at:

Conference Funds Deadlines

  • Tue., April 10
  • Tue., May 1
    Summer Apps will start to be reviewed at the May 9 meeting
  • Tue., May 22
  • Tue., June 12

    The committee reviews the applications approximately 7-10 days after the due dates. Please plan ahead: applications must be approved by the committee prior to travel.

Contact Us

Dawn Lee Tu
(408) 864-8366

Senior Program Coordinator
Mary Kay Englen
(408) 864-8322

Office Assistant
Jessica Hernandez
(408) 864-5305

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