Individual pre-approved, planned activities, such as
instructional workshops, seminars, or professional conferences,
as long as they meet the state mandated guidelines (see
Professional Development Administrator for
Meetings scheduled during Professional Development Week that meet
Pre-planned student mentoring/advising hours that meet the
guidelines noted on Student Advising/Mentoring form (available
Do Not Qualify For Professional Development Credit
Regular instructional and office hours.
Regular department meetings held at any time during the
semester, other than Professional Development Week.
Standing committee meetings.
Hiring committee meetings.
Classroom preparation time (syllabus preparation, on-going web
page development, preparation of instructional materials,
gathering slides, etc.)
The above activities are considered part of one’s instructional
load and responsibility and therefore do not qualify for staff
Chair/Coordinator responsibilities, including those that occur
during Professional Development Week. One’s reassignment as a
Chair/Coordinator is part of a full-time faculty load;
therefore, Professional Development activities are required.