Deadlines to Complete Professional Development Obligation for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:
Faculty may carry over hours in the same academic year, fall to spring.
"Adjunct faculty must submit all documents which demonstrate evidence of completion of their professional development activities no later than the last day of the twelfth (12) week of instruction each semester. Tenured/Tenure-Track faculty must submit all documents which demonstrate evidence of completion of their professional development activities no later than the last day of the twelfth (12) week of instruction the spring semester each year."
|Adjunct Faculty & Extra Pay||Full Time Faculty|
1 hour for each lecture unit
3 hours for each lab unit
For example, one 3-unit lecture class and one 1-unit lab would come to 6 hours of PD obligation
|20 hours per year plus extra pay|
Fall: July 1 to the 12th week of class
|July 1 and week 12 of spring semester.|
To view your PD Obligation Hours, login to the Vision Resource Center and view the "My Professional Development Obligation" text box on the welcome page.
NOTE: Completed External Training 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.