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Professional Development: Requirements

 

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Full-time Faculty
 
Full-time faculty are required to complete 40 hours of Professional Development activities per academic year (UF Contract).

It is recommended that the 40 required hours be "balanced" between the two semesters, i.e. 20 hours in the Fall and 20 hours in the Spring, although they can be completed any time throughout the academic year (until the third week in May) as long as they are not in direct conflict with an instructor’s teaching schedule or office hours.

Individual staff development activities (those not listed in the Professional Development Week Calendar) must be approved in advance by the Professional Development Activity Review Committee. The first step is to submit an "Individual Activity Proposal" form (download form).

After individual Professional Development activities are completed, a "Completed Activity Form" (download form) must be submitted to the Office of the Professional Development Administrator by the third week of May in the Spring semester each year.

Please note that individual activities may not conflict with Office Hours, and are limited to a maximum of 8 hours per day.


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Part-time faculty
 

Part-time faculty that teach semester length classes are responsible for completing one hour of Professional Development for each instructional hour they teach per week (the same number of hours that the class meets per week, not the number of units of the course.)

Part-time faculty are encouraged to fulfill their Professional Development hours by attending college-sponsored Professional Development activities listed in the Professional Development Week Calendar. A Professional Development Activity "Record of Attendance" Form (downloadable forms) must be submitted to the Office of the Professional Development Administrator by the end of Professional Development Week.

Part-time faculty who need to fulfill their Professional Development hours through other (outside) activities must receive pre-approval from the Professional Development Administrator by submitting an "Individual Activity Proposal," by Saturday of Professional Development week. A "Completed Activity Form", along with proof of completion, must be received by the Professional Development Administrator by the last Friday in September for Fall, and by the last Friday in February for Spring but no earlier than the first day of Flex Week. Both of these forms can be downloaded in either PDF or Word formats by visiting our Form Depot.

When teaching short-term and Saturday classes, please refer to the "Hours" column on the hire letter for the required number of professional development hours.

Those who are hired late or who teach a class with a late start date should contact the Office of the Professional Development Administrator for due dates. 


 
Full-time extra pay
 

The requirements for full-time extra pay faculty are the same as for part-time faculty. 


 

Classified
 
Classified employees have no Professional Development requirements but are encouraged to participate in Professional Development activities with the approval of their supervisors or managers.

 

Administrators
 

Administrators have no Professional Development requirements but are encouraged to participate in Professional Development activities.


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