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Rochelle Weiser
Office of Professional Development - Training Assistant
Email: rochelle.weiser@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00pm
Phone: (619) 644-7364

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Professional Development Requirements

Faculty are required to complete professional development hours by attending Scheduled Activities or completing Individual Activities. These are paid hours, and forms must be submitted on time to receive the pay.

Adjunct Faculty & Extra PayFull Time Faculty
Hours Required

usually 1 hour for each assigned instructional hour (1 lecture unit = 1 hour, 1 lab unit = 3 hours).

40 hours per year plus extra pay

Time Frame

Fall: July 1 to the 12th week of class
Spring: week 13 of fall to week 12 of spring semester, or roll over extra hour from fall
Disclaimer: If a part-time faculty member chooses to engage in professional development activities earlier than flex week, and if her/his teaching load is subsequently reduced, she/he is not entitled to be compensated for the extra hours.

July 1 and week 12 of spring semester.

Full-time faculty must complete a Faculty Professional Development Contract and submit it to the Department Chair by the end of the first week of the semester.

Part-time faculty must complete a Faculty Professional Development Contract form  and submit to the Department Chair by the end of Professional Development Week. When a part-time faculty member wishes to fulfill hours with other activities, arrangements (in writing) must be made in advance with the Department Chair and Division Dean.

Faculty can fulfill the Professional Development Obligation by:

  1. Attending any activity that is posted on the Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College Professional Development Calendar.   

  2. Attending a discipline-specific or teaching and learning conference that has been pre-approved by the division dean.

    1. You may request up to $500 from the Faculty Professional Development Fund to support travel to conferences and workshops. Forms related to conference attendance, including an Off-Campus Travel Request can be located here.

  3. Proposing an independent activity that has been pre-approved by the division dean
    1. A list of independent project proposals, which have either been previously approved, or that the Faculty Professional Development Committee has pre-approved for professional learning, is available here

  4. Participating in any of the webinars or online professional learning activities listed on the approved Webinar/Online learning page. These online learning opportunities have been pre-approved by the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Distance Ed Coordinator.

More details regarding requirement for full-time faculty

  • Full-time classroom faculty are required to complete forty (40) hours of professional development in an academic year. This is usually split into twenty (20) hours per semester, however, a full-time faculty member may complete the forty hours at any time during the academic year. 
  • Full time faculty who teach overload, must take additional professional development, then additional hours are required equal to the numbers of hours that the class meets in a week (For example, an extra-pay/overload three (3) unit class that meets three hours weekly requires three additional activity hours).
  • Reassigned time is exempted for the number of hours from which you have been released.)
  • Full time faculty must submit all documents which demonstrate evidence of completion of their professional development activities no later than the twelfth (12th) week of the spring semester.
  • Faculty may begin accruing professional development hours on the first day of the fiscal year (July 1). Hours may not be banked or carried over from one school year to the next.

More details regarding requirements for part-time faculty 

  • Part-time faculty are responsible for completing the same number of professional development hours that the class they teach meets per week (For example, an extra-pay/overload three (3) unit class that meets three hours weekly requires three additional activity hours).
  • Any part-time faculty planning to finish professional development hours after Professional Development Week must turn in an Activity Plan" (detailed memo) to his/her Chair/Coordinator for approval by the end of Professional Development Week. The plan should detail how the hours will be completed. Without an approved plan submitted by the end of Professional Development Week, no hours may be completed thereafter and pay will be adjusted accordingly. The time window to complete professional development hours in an approved plan is during the first twelve (12) weeks.
  • Part time faculty who are teaching a fall semester course MAY claim professional development activities beginning July 1; however if a part-time faculty member chooses to engage in professional development activities earlier than flex week, and if her/his teaching load is subsequently reduced, she/he is not entitled to be compensated for the extra hours.

See your Chair/Coordinator for suggestions/recommendations regarding activity plans.

Last Updated: 11/12/2017

Contact

Rochelle Weiser
Office of Professional Development - Training Assistant
Email: rochelle.weiser@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00pm
Phone: (619) 644-7364

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