Welcome to the Fall 2016 Professional Development Week! 
The fall Professional Development Week will take place August 12 - 18, 2016 with over 40 workshops offered!  All COC employees are invited to participate.  The Faculty Development Committee has designed a comprehensive program of workshops that focuses on the theme: 
It’s Your opportunity for professional growth and well being! 
Some highlights from Fall Professional Development Week include:
 ü  Dr. Van Hook will be presenting a session on the topic, Leading Yourself: It’s Your Growth and Well-being, on Thursday, August 18th 
 ü  Teresa Ciardi, Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and faculty member of the Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences department, will be hosting a Welcome Back Lunch, Culture and Teamwork session on Monday, August 15th.
 ü  Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, Faculty, Photography and COCFA President and Rebecca Eikey, Faculty, Chemistry and Academic Senate President, will be co-presenting a Faculty Leadership Institute on Thursday, August 18th.
ü  The Board of Trustees will also be providing a workshop where you will have an opportunity to share with them the innovative projects, initiatives or community organizations that you are involved with, and ask questions about college-related topics on Thursday, August 18th.
ü  Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piquieux will be here to present a session on Creating Equity by Design on Monday, August 15th.
ü  Canyon Country Professional Development Day will take place on Tuesday, August 16th.
ü  Emergency Preparedness and Response workshops will take place on:
-    Monday, August 15th, 5-7pm (Valencia Campus)
 Tuesday, August 16th, 9-11am (Canyon Country Campus)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2-4pm (Valencia Campus)
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    • Spring 2017: January 30 - February 3
    • Fall 2017:     August 11 - 17
    • Spring 2018: January 29 - February 3
    • Fall 2018:     August 10 - 16
    • Spring 2019: January 28 - February 2
    • Fall 2019:     August 9 - 15
The Faculty Development Committee recognizes that our own faculty and staff are the best source of knowledge and information on a variety of topics, and encourages individuals to submit workshop proposals for the Spring semester.  The workshop proposal process is completely online, and the proposal form can be accessed at the following link: . You are invited submit a workshop proposal that addresses one of the following District strategic goals:
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Support
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Technological Advancement
  • Leadership Development
  • Innovation
  • Campus Climate
  • Leadership
If you have any questions about submitting a proposal for the FLEX program, please contact Leslie Carr at or at campus extension 3100. 
About the Professional Development Program…
How is success measured? 
At College of the Canyons, success is measured using the twelve district-wide strategic goals of Teaching and Learning, Student Services, Cultural Diversity, Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Effectiveness, Financial Stability, Technological Advancement, Physical Resources, Innovation, Campus Climate and Leadership. The Professional Development program aligns all offerings and activities with these established goals to ensure a meaningful and comprehensive program that is focused on achieving defined outcomes through the training of our most valuable resource, our employees.
College of the Canyons is committed to developing our employees to their fullest potential through the numerous training opportunities offered throughout the entire year as part of the Professional Development program. The importance of the Professional Development program and the District’s commitment is clearly defined in the College’s strategic plan, and is given full support by the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. All faculty and staff are encouraged to develop an annual personal professional development plan, and engage in training that will assist them in meeting their professional development goals.
FLEX at College of the Canyons
The Faculty Development Committee is comprised of representatives from each division and the Professional Development Director. The committee meets monthly and is responsible for developing the FLEX schedules and activities based on the provisions of the law. (Title 5, section 55730e).
Faculty Obligation
Based on the law (Title 5, section 55726b and 55728) each full time permanent faculty member is obligated to complete 41 hours of FLEX activities per academic year. FLEX activities must not overlap with any accountable hours during the regular academic term or special assignments for which the faculty members are regularly compensated. Faculty members can
meet their FLEX obligation by attending or participating in scheduled and/or unscheduled activities. Independent Projects can account for a maximum of 50% (20.5 hours) of the FLEX

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