Professional Recognition Committee

The SJECCD Collective Bargaining Agreement outlines several professional recognition opportunities to receive credit for course work and/or activities. As stated in Article 10.4 of the contract: "The Professional Recognition Increment plan shall reflect college or university units and/or other activities which have a direct and significant relevance to the professional development of the faculty member."

The SJECCD Vision, Mission, Values, Goals: 2013-2017 can be found here:

SJECCD Board/Strategic Goals

AFT 6157 Collective Bargaining Agreement

PRC Handbook

Movement Across Salary Classes

Movement across the salary classes is based on continuing educational development of the faculty member including education obtained while on sabbatical. To determine how many semester units would be required for you to move to the next salary class, please contact Elvira Valderrama, Human Resources Specialist, in the SJECCD Human Resources Office at (408) 270-6419. The Application for Approval of Units for Credit on the Salary Schedule (Salary/Class Changes) can be found here:

Approval of Units Application Form

Professional Recognition Salary Increments

To determine whether you are eligible to submit a step plan, you may contact Elvira Valderrama in the Human Resources Office at (408) 270-6419. The Professional Recognition Application to submit a Step 16, 18 or 19 Plan can be found here:

Step 16, 18 & 19

Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical leave applications for sabbatical leaves must be submitted by November 1st. This semester you may want to begin planning and developing an idea for a sabbatical leave. For additional ideas, you can refer to the sixty sabbatical leave reports that are available in the SJCC library. The Sabbatical Leave Application can be found here:

Sabbatical Leave Application Coversheet


Members of the Professional Recognition Committee (PRC) are available to respond to questions that you may have concerning any of the above professional recognition opportunities. Following is a list of the current members of the PRC:​

Eric NarvesonChairperson, Evergreen Valley College, Faculty Member
Guillermo CastillaSan José City College, Faculty Member
Zerrin ErkalSan José City College, Faculty Member
Daniel GarzaSan José City College, Director of Marketing
Manjit KangEvergreen Valley College , Associate Faculty Member
Michael MasudaEvergreen Valley College, Faculty Member
Gabriela RiosSan José City College, Faculty Member
Elvira Valderrama-RodriguezDistrict Office, Director, Human Resources
Steve GeraciDistrict Office, Senior Human Resources Specialist
(non-voting member)

The San José/Evergreen Community College District PRC Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month—excluding December and May which have one meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. To assure inclusion on the PRC Agenda, Steve Geraci should receive an electronic copy of your Professional Recognition request—along with the appropriate form—by 12:00 P.M. on the Friday prior to a Tuesday meeting.

Meeting Dates

Meeting Time: 3:15 - 5:00

September 12, 2023Zoom
September 26, 2023Zoom
October 10, 2023Zoom
October 24, 2023Zoom
November 14, 2023Zoom
November 28, 2023Zoom
December 12, 2023​Zoom
February 13, 2024​Zoom
February 27, 2024​Zoom
March 12, 2024​Zoom
March 26, 2024​Zoom
April 9, 2024​Zoom
April 23, 2024 ​Zoom
​May 14, 2024​Zoom