The Faculty Professional Development Committee maintains responsibility for providing professional development activities and opportunities to College faculty.

Agendas and Minutes

Purpose

  1. To provide professional development activities and opportunities to FLC faculty, including Flex days.
  2. To allocate funds for faculty for attending professional development activities off campus.
  3. To award Sabbatical Leaves for faculty.
  4. To forward proposals regarding academic and professional matters to the Academic Senate.
  5. To forward recommendations regarding non-academic and professional matters to the College President.

Responsibilities

  1. To create and update as necessary the college’s Professional Development Plan in collaboration with Classified Professional Development Committee.
  2. To plan, publicize, and implement Flex Days.
  3. To develop, review, propose, and implement the process for allocating funds for faculty to attend off campus professional development activities.
  4. To develop, review, and propose the annual budget for the FPDC, specifying an amount to be spent on Flex and/or college-wide activities (not to exceed 20% of the annual budget) with the remainder to be allocated to faculty (75%) and staff (25%).
  5. To research and solicit funds for College-wide activities.
  6. To develop, review, propose, and implement the process for allocating funding for Flex and other college-wide development activities.
  7. To develop, review, propose, and implement the process for awarding sabbaticals to eligible faculty members.
  8. To facilitate training for faculty mentors as identified by the Academic Senate President.
  9. To facilitate orientation for new faculty.
  10. To assume responsibility for other academic and professional matters regarding professional development as mutually agreed upon between Academic Senate President and the College President.
  11. To ensure all committee actions comply with the standards set forth by the Education Code and Title V.
  12. To assess and revise as necessary committee processes and plans on a cyclical basis.

Membership

Total number of members is fourteen to twenty-two (14-22), including representation from the following constituency groups:

  1. Administrators (1)
    1. Administrative Liaison (1)
  2. Faculty (10-18)
    1. Faculty Chair (1)
    2. Professional Development Coordinator (1)
    3. Faculty (8-16), 1-2 from each area
  3. Classified (1)
    1. Classified Professional Development Committee Chair or designee (1)
  4. Students (2)

Committee Membership Roster

Ad Hoc Subcommittees

  1. New Faculty Orientation