Welcome to Fall 2018 Professional Development Week! 
Fall Professional Development Week will take place August 10 - 16, 2018.  All COC employees are invited to participate.  The Faculty Professional Development Committee has designed a comprehensive program of workshops that focuses on the theme: 
Choose Your own adventure!


    • Spring 2019: January 28 - February 1
    • Fall 2019:     August 9 - 15
The Faculty Professional 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 online at (please see the "forms" section). 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 school and the Professional Development Director. The committee meets monthly and is responsible for developing the Professional Development week 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 obligation.
Fall 2016 Professional Development Program Booklet.pdfFall 2016 Professional Development Program Booklet.pdf

Spring 2016 FLEX Booklet.pdfSpring 2016 FLEX Booklet.pdf

Fall 2015 FLEX Booklet.pdfFall 2015 FLEX Booklet.pdf