Employee Development

Funds for Professional Development

Individual Grants for Seattle Central Employees are reviewed after the 4th Friday of each quarter. Download application (pdf). 2019–2020 deadlines:

  • Summer Quarter 2019 (President's Fund only), July 19
  • Fall Quarter 2019, Oct. 18
  • Winter Quarter 2020, Jan. 31
  • Spring Quarter 2020, May 1

Grant Criteria

  • Application is complete and clear
  • Relevance to individual needs and/or collegewide priorities
  • Reasonable cost relative to potential benefit

Priority when demand exceeds available funds:

  • Funding not awarded or received over the past two years
  • Activity potential to benefit a wider audience
  • Presenting at a conference

Funds for Groups

Funds may be available for group registration for conferences and other professional development activities. Contact Lynn Kanne (Lynn.Kanne@seattlecolleges.edu) for details.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Employee Development Committee

Coordinates professional development grants, priorities and college–wide activities. This committee is made up of an administrator, three staff, and three faculty. Lynn Kanne (Lynn.Kanne@seattlecolleges.edu) serves as chair.

Current Members

Faculty (3)

  • Jaime Cardenas 2016-
  • Andrea Levy 2017-
  • Melana Yanos 2018-

Staff (3)

  • Miles Kelly 2016-
  • open
  • open

Exempt Professional/Administrator (1 each)

  • Wendy Rockhill 2016-
  • Kevin Bowersox-Johnson 2017-

Please read the EDC Bylaws for more information

Current Priorities

College–wide offerings will be announced by email as they are planned. Priorities are:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Outcomes and assessment for instruction

Other Opportunities


Classified Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) Grant requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply at 3 weeks before the activity. Download application (pdf).

Seattle College District Faculty Development

Faculty Development

International opportunities for faculty and staff

Opportunities for faculty and staff

Statewide Tuition Waiver

Tuition Waiver