Professional Development

Professional Development is a standing committee at Moorpark College committed to Professional Development through a dialogue-rich environment supporting inspiration, motivation, and culture.



Planning a Professional Development activity? Send the details to Howard Davis, Elizabeth Gillis-Smith, Gilbert Downs, and/or Brian Burns to have it posted here.

Training & Resources

  • At-Risk:  How do I help a Student I'm Worried About?  A Faculty & Staff Resource for California Community Colleges can be found at this web site
  • Moorpark Instructional Technology & Distance Education training information can be found at this website

  • Software Training & Tutorials can be found in MyVCCCD in the Work Life tab under My Applications.

  • Shared Materials and Resources for Teaching (SMART), an archive of sabbaticals and best practices from Moorpark faculty, is located in MC Share. Login information for MC Share is located in the Faculty Quicklinks of the MyVCCCD Faculty tab.

  • Teaching for Success login information can be found in the Faculty Quicklinks of the MyVCCCD Faculty tab.

  • Faculty information about ACCESS and students with disabilities can be found on the ACCESS site.



The Professional Development Committee makes recommendations on the direction of professional development activities for full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including:

  • Plan, implement, and assess Fall and Spring faculty Professional Development (FLEX) Program activities

  • Plan, implement, and assess classified staff professional development opportunities

  • Coordinate, promote, and assess college-wide professional development activities

  • Evaluate applications and award professional development funds to full-time faculty; funds to be considered are limited to those monies identified in the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Evaluate applications and award other funds provided to the professional development committee


Membership (2017-2018)






Co-Chair Dean

Howard Davis

Co-Chair Faculty

Elizabeth Gillis-Smith

Co-Chair Classified

Gilbert Downs


Khushnur Dadabhoy

English, Learning, and Student Life

Tracy Tennenhouse​

Professional Development Coordinator

Brian Burns

Physical Sciences

and Career Education

Faris Morales

Brian Swartz

Heath, Athletics, Kinesiology, ACCESS, Math, Library, DE



David Mayorga


Behavioral and Social Sciences

​Rex Edwards

Business Administration,  Child Development, and Languages

Perry Martin

Perry Bennett


Health Sciences

and Life Sciences

Argie Clifford

Jamee Maxey (alt)


Classified Senate

Conni Grizzard​

Counseling and Student Support Samantha Zaldivar Academic Senate Nenagh Brown

Instructional Technology

Tracie Bosket

Arts, Media, and Comm Studies

Beth Megill

Alison Bowman

Student Rep