Palomar Professional Development

Welcome to the Palomar College Professional Development Website!


We are excited to announce that starting in the Fall 2017 our Professional Development Program will be for ALL Palomar employees!

Stay tuned for the launch of our brand new PALOMARPOWERED Professional Development Logo 


Our brand new Professional Development software program!


Palomar College Board Policy 7160:

“All eligible employees will be afforded opportunities and encouraged to participate in professional development/professional growth activities”


What types of activities qualify as Professional Development?

According to Title 5 course instruction and evaluation; staff development, in-service training and instructional improvement. program and course curriculum or learning resource development and evaluation; student personnel services; learning resource services; related activities, such as student advising, guidance, orientation, matriculation services, and student, faculty, and staff diversity; departmental or division meetings, conferences and workshops, and institutional research; other duties as assigned by the district; the necessary supporting activities for the above. According to Ed Code Improvement of teaching. Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills. In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation programs. Retraining to meet changing institutional needs. Intersegmental exchange programs. Development of innovations in instructional and administrative techniques and program effectiveness. Computer and technological proficiency programs. Courses and training implementing affirmative action and upward mobility programs. Other activities determined to be related to educational and professional development pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs designed to develop self-esteem.