Flex Guidelines


Flex Guidelines

The flexible calendar is part of the contractual agreement between the District and the United Faculty (see Article 10), designed to provide faculty with paid time to participate in professional development activities. The specific dates for Mandatory and Optional Flex activities are settled upon each year by the District in consultation with the United Faculty. These dates occur just before the start of instruction in August and January. Variable Flex activities may take place throughout the academic year.

Faculty have a contractual obligation to complete their Flex hours (i.e. Flex hours are “paid” hours). The number of hours required is based upon faculty load and contract type (adjunct, full-time regular faculty, or first year contract faculty). As per the contract, faculty members may earn a maximum of 8 flex credit hours per calendar day. Flex credit cannot be banked or “made up” from one academic year to the next. Workshop presenters earn double Flex credit (if collect 80% of participant evaluations).

For more information about FLEX, see: Flex Categories & Criteria  |  Flex Obligations

For more information about scheduled flex workshops, see the Monthly Calendar and/or

Fall 2014 Flex Book         Flex At A Glance Fall 2014

Flex workshop REGISTRATION: The links to register for flex workshops at each of the 3 campuses is in the full booklet. You can also register on the District’s Online FLEX Registration page

Monthly workshops REGISTRATION: See calendar for workshop titles and descriptions. Register via the District’s Online Workshop Registration page.
The flexible calendar is part of the contractual agreement between the District and the United Faculty (see Article 10), designed to provide faculty with paid time to participate in professional development activities. The specific dates for Mandatory and Optional Flex activities selected each year by the District in consultation with the United Faculty. These dates occur just before the start of instructing in August and January. Variable Flex activities may take place throughout the academic year.

Faculty have a contractual obligation to complete their Flex hours (i.e. Flex hours are “paid” hours). The number of hours required is based upon faculty load and contract type (adjunct, full-time regular faculty, or first-or second-year contract faculty). As per the contract, faculty members may earn a maximum of 8 flex credit hours per calendar day. Flex credit cannot be banked or “made up” from one academic year to the next. Workshop presenters earn double Flex credit.

Each year, the District and United Faculty negotiate a Flex Calendar which Defines the number of instructional days set aside the beginning of instruction in August and January for faculty to participate in Professional Development activities. Variable Flex activities may also take place throughout the academic year. All faculty, classified staff, and managers may present workshops and/or participate in Professional Development Activities.

For more information about the amount of flex you might owe, see Flex Obligations.