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Chair: Kate Zane

The Staff Development Committee (SDC) plans and coordinates faculty and staff development activities and administers professional development endeavors. Its three primary activities include:

SDC issues grants for staff development activities. (Click on the above link for the application forms).

Professional Development Opportunities
SDC plans programs for the college that offer professional development opportunities to faculty and staff. (Click on the above link for the latest workshop announcements)

SDC raises monies for staff development activities through an annual fundraising event at the WCC Ho'olaulea. (Click on the above link to go directly to the UH Foundation WCC giving page).







Mariko Kershaw

Hawaii Library Association Conference. Honolulu, HI

Dec. 5-6, 2014


Christian Palmer

American Anthropological Associations Meetings. Washington, DC

Dec. 3-7, 2014


Jan Sung

American Library Association Midwinter Meetings. Chicago & Champaign, IL

Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2015


Carolyn Naun

Western Veterinary Conference, Wet Lab in Dental Radiology. Las Vegas, NV

Feb. 15-19, 2015


Kathleen Baxter

Western Veterinary Conference Las Vegas, NV

Feb. 15-19, 2015


Linda Shkreli

Fifth Global Conference on Spirituality in the 21st Century. Lisbon, Portugal

March 18-20, 2015


Linda Shkreli

American Popular Culture Association New Orleans, LA

April 1-4, 2015


Antoinette Martin

FATE National Art Conference. Indianapolis, IN

March 25-28, 2015


Dave Ringuette

National Agriculture Value-Added Conference. Austin, TX

May 18-20, 2015


Nicholas Logue

Paizocon Gaming Convention. Seattle, WA

May 22-25, 2015


Jan Lubin

CollabEX Live. New York, NY

June 21-24, 2015


Leticia Colmenares

CCWCS Mitochondrial Genetics & Physiology Workshop. San Juan, PR

Application withdrawn post award

July 5-10, 2015



Leticia Colmenares

2WC3 Conference (2-Year College Chemistry Consortium). Kaneohe, HI

May 22-23, 2015


Carolyn Kaichi

Western Alliance of Planetariums Conference. Albuquerque, NM

July 29-Aug. 2, 2015


Sam Craddock

Association of Veterinary Technician Educators. Buffalo, NY

July 31-Aug.2, 2015


Ross Langston & Michelle Smith

Clay Professional Development Workshop. UH, Manoa

February 16-17, 2015


Toshi Ikagawa

Asia Pacific Forum. Honolulu, HI

July 10-13, 2015


Lisa Hayashi

NAOSMM (National Association of Scientific Materials Managers). Long Beach, CA
(SD Approved, but funded by VCAA)

July 26-31, 2015


Susan St. John

Idyllwild Writers Conference. San Diego, CA

July 6-10, 2015


Elizabeth Ratliff

Future of Web Apps Conference. London, England
(reconsidered and retroactively approved)

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2014





October 6, 2014