Upcoming FLEX Week Dates:
- Spring 2016: Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 5
- Fall 2016: Friday, August 12 - Thursday, August 18
- Spring 2017: Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3
- Fall 2017: Friday, August 11 - Thursday, August 17
Please Note: The deadline for submitting proposals for Spring 2016 FLEX week has ended. However, if you have an idea for FLEX workshops, please either submit them now to be offered during the spring semester or hold them until the call for proposals comes out in March for Fall 2016 FLEX week.
About the Professional Development Program… 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: http://app.canyons.edu/offices/PD/FLEX/Forms/Workshop/ . 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
- Campus Climate
If you have any questions about submitting a proposal for the FLEX program, please contact Leslie Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or at campus extension 3100.
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).
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