• Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Grant Proposal Instructions for Non-Faculty

    The purpose of Del Mar College’s Non-Faculty POD grants is to support projects that are designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning. Proposals include the cost of consultants or specialists for group professional development. It also includes the cost of individual registration/workshop fees and might include supplemental materials, for special projects which directly impact and/or enhance student learning. Equipment or materials purchased, with award funds, will revert to and become property of Del Mar College. All materials must be given to the Office of Vice President of Administration & Finance. The Non-Faculty POD committee reviews proposals and recommends allocation of funds, based on merits of the proposed project and available funds.


    All full-time Del Mar College exempt and non-exempt employees are eligible to submit proposals for individual Non-Faculty POD grants. In addition exempt and non-exempt employees, as well as departments and/or divisions, are eligible to submit proposals for consultant or specialist costs.

    Submission Schedules

    Applications will be accepted from August 31 through July 15.

    In accordance with College policy, only completed proposals, submitted prior to the proposed activity date, will be considered.

    One proposal may be submitted for consideration September 1 – Feb. 28/29 and another may be submitted for consideration March 1 – July 15 (requests may encompass workshop/conference/seminar offered through August 31). No reimbursements or funding will be made, if the conference and/or seminar, is held before the next scheduled monthly committee meeting.

    Fall 2013 Meeting Dates:  October 9 / November 13 / December 11

    Spring 2014 Dates:  Jan 22 / Feb 12 / Mar 19 / April 9 / May 14

    Summer 2014 Dates:  June 11 / July 9 


     Application must include a clear and complete description of how the workshop/conference/seminar will benefit the employee and the College. Committee members must unanimously agree that the description is clear and complete. If all supporting documentation (refer to POD Proposal form) is not attached to the POD proposal, the committee will not contact the applicant for additional information and proposal will be rejected. Rejected proposals may be resubmitted for consideration. Priority consideration will be given to first-time applicants. In the event of a tie vote, POD Chair’s vote will decide the outcome. The signed proposal and supporting documentation must be delivered to Office of Vice President of Administration & Finance, on or before noon, the last working day of the month. A maximum of two proposals or a total of $1,000 (whichever comes first) ,per employee, will be considered for approval, each academic year.

    Expenses incurred, without receiving documented authorized approval, will become the responsibility of the applicant.


     POD Proposal form         Completed proposal            onsultant form