The purpose of Professional Development is to design, promote, and support professional development activities that further the mission of the college. Under the guidance of our local committee, the program plans, promotes, and hosts training workshops and other professional development activities for faculty, staff and managers. The skills and knowledge gained through these activities can improve individual and college effectiveness, thereby improving student learning experiences and educational goal fulfillment.
Although the majority of workshops are held during Fall and Spring Flex weeks, programs and workshops are also held throughout the academic year.
You can view Flex Calendar and enroll in a Flex workshop here online via the InSite Portal.
As part of the contractual agreement between the District and the United Faculty (see Article 10), the flexible schedule was designed to provide faculty with paid time to participate in professional development activities.
1. Workshop form is used for adding Flex workshops to the Professional Dev. calendar.
2. Workshop evaluation form is used for evaluating workshops.
3. Authorized PD uses lists and explains nine criteria for qualifying workshops, grants, and variable Flex credit.