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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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Overview of State Guidelines

The purpose of the Professional Development Office and of the Faculty Professional Development Committee is to coordinate meaningful professional learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and administration.

According to the California Ed Code, a community college district may designate from 1-15 days of the state-mandated teaching year of 175 days for faculty development.  At Grossmont College, we have designated ten days of the teaching year for this purpose: five in the Fall semester and five in the Spring that are related to “staffstudent, and instructional improvement.” (Title 5, sec. 55720).

The FLEX Calendar Guidelines describes these staff, student, and instructional improvement activities as follows:

Student improvement
  • Professional development activities that provide methods and strategies to assist students with more personal, farther-reaching issues, e.g. making better-informed life choices, becoming more meaningful contributors to society, becoming better-informed citizens, etc.
Staff improvement
  • Professional development activities that provide training or instruction expected to improve the performance of other professional (non-instructional) workplace duties.
Instructional improvement
  • Professional development activities that offer training or instruction expected to help develop instructional skills, methods, and abilities.

Authorized Uses Of Professional Development Funds

The authorized uses of Professional Development funds as outlined in AB1725 by the State Chancellor's Office are:

  • Improvement of teaching.
  • Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills.
  • In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation programs.
  • Retraining to meet changing institutional needs.
  • Intersegmental exchange programs.
  • Development of innovations in instructional and administrative techniques and program effectiveness.
  • Computer and technological proficiency programs.
  • Courses and training which implement affirmative action and upward mobility.
  • Other activities determined by the Board of Governors to be related to educational and professional development pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

Classified Staff and Administrators

Classified employees and administrators have no Professional Development requirements at this time, but are encouraged to participate in Professional Development activities with the approval of their supervisors or managers.

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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