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


A special Staff Development Fund is assigned by the Chancellor to make possible a number of staff development activities not otherwise provided for. The Staff Development Committee oversees the Fund. Three signatures are required for all requisitions: the Chancellor, the respective unit supervisor (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor of Student Services, etc.), and the Fiscal Officer. 

Additional funds are raised by the Staff Development Committee and kept in a UH Foundation account. Whenever possible, it is preferable to use SD funds.

Professional Development Opportunities

SDC plans and events for the college that offer professional development opportunities to faculty and staff. Through Huis, trainings, and workshops, the PDC, offers Zumba, Tenure, Promotion and Contract huis, training workshops for System topics like security and innovations in technology, and more.


SDC raises monies for staff development activities through an annual fundraising event at the WCC Hoʻolaulea. Monies is also received through donations and gifts.


Individual Grants:

AwardeeProject/EventDatesAmountPost Grant Reflection
Lisamarie BensmanCentral Europe Psychology Study Abroad TripMay 5 – Jun 3, 2019$1000
Susan St. JohnSite Visit for Faculty at the Institute of Study Abroad IrelandApril 10 – April 15, 2019$1000
Sarah GrayAmerican Library Association (ALA) 2019 Midwinter Meeting and ExhibitsJan 25 – Jan 29, 2019$928.16
Brian Carl Keoki FariaLanguage Proficiency Teacher Training WorkshopsDec 14 – Dec 17, 2018$400
Kathleen BaxterMission Rabies Vaccination DriveSept 29 – Oct 13, 2018$1000
Michelle SmithInternational Pacific Marine Educators Network (IPMEN) Biannual EventOct 1 – Oct 5, 2018$1000

Previoius Awardeed