3. Is it
possible to "bank" Professional Development due to illness?
faculty have nearly two semesters to complete their required
hours, July 1-third week of May.
4. What if I am
unable to complete Professional Development due to illness?
The same policy
applies as during the regular semester regarding absences.
Call the Office
of Instruction to report the absence, just as you would on a
regular teaching day.
Be sure to
state how many Professional Development hours you are claiming for that
(One sick day =
a maximum of eight hours).
5. How many
hours equal one Individual Activity day (or how many hours can be
accumulated in one day?
In most cases,
there is a maximum of eight hours per day, but the activity must
be pre-approved via the "Individual Activity Proposal"
by the end of Professional Development week (available in both
are no mandatory Professional Development events.
guidelines do not prohibit mandated activities but require
specific guidelines and documentation of such events.
7. What if I
complete fewer than the required Professional Development hours?
salary will be adjusted accordingly.
Are there specific hours and times designated for Professional Development
instructors may complete pre-approved Professional Development activities throughout the year (July
1 through June 30).
and full-time extra pay instructors must either complete their required hours either
during Professional Development Week or submit an "Individual Activity Proposal" by the end of that same day.
(If there are extenuating
circumstances, please contact the Office of the
Professional Development Administrator.) Each individual activity must be
pre-approved by the Professional Development Activity Review Committee and
must be completed by the following deadlines:
development activities completed outside of the designated Professional Development Week must be approved in advance by the Professional Development Activity Review Committee, and completed by the
department chair nor the program coordinator can make staff
How does sabbatical leave affect my Professional Development requirements?
You are not
required to complete Professional Development for the time you are on
You are still a
member of the faculty while on sabbatical and you may attend
Professional Development activities; however, in order to qualify for
Professional Development, the activity cannot be part of your
Can the department chair or program coordinator adjust/assign staff
development hours to individuals?