Faculty may carry over hours in the same academic year, fall to spring.
Your Professional Development Obligation is calculated by semester in the Vision Resource Center. The calculation takes into account full time faculty release time and extra pay assignments along with the contractual 20 hours per year. The part time faculty calculation is by instructional hour and is described in the box below. Both follow the faculty contract.
|Adjunct Faculty & Extra Pay||Full Time Faculty|
|Hours Required||Usually 1 hour for each assigned instructional hour (1 lecture unit = 1 hour; 1 lab unit = 3 hours).||20 hours per year plus extra pay|
Fall: July 1 to the 12th week of class
|July 1 and week 12 of spring semester.|
Faculty are required to complete professional development hours by attending face-to-face or online activities within the Vision Resource Center, or completing self-designed External Training. These are paid hours, and must be submitted on time in the VRC to receive the pay.
To view your PD Obligation Hours, log into the Vision Resource Center and view the text box on the welcome page, "My Professional Development Obligation."
NOTE: Completed External Traning forms will be accepted and reviewed to insure Title 5 compliance.
The purpose of professional development is to educate and improve the entire staff. AB1725 funds Professional Development activities in California community colleges. The Flexible (Flex) Calendar allows community colleges to set aside 1-15 days of the state-mandated teaching year (175 days) for Professional Development purposes. This time is to be used primarily by faculty for Professional Development activities related to staff, student and instructional improvement (Title 5, section 55720).
The authorized uses of Professional Development funds as outlined in AB1725 by the State Chancellor's Office are:
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.