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Reporting Flex Hours (NEW!)

Beginning August 1, 2015, all Flex reporting will be done through MyPETL.

Cabrillo is launching a new software application for professional growth called myPETL, professional engagement and transformational learning. This website will be easy to use and chock full of resources.

All employees will receive instructions via email in early August.

 

Professional Engagement and Transformational Learning (PETL)

Under the coordination of the Professional Engagement and Transformational Learning Committee (PETL), the Faculty Ad-hoc group oversees the Flex Calendar. The Calendar is composed of 10 days of professional development activities per academic year, 5 in the fall, and 5 in spring. An additional 3 days in the fall and 3 days in the spring have been designated as "Flex Fridays." Activities held on those days count towards flex credit as long as participation does not overlap with contract assignments obligations.

What is Flex Week?
The flex calendar affords faculty the time and format in which to examine instructional concerns outside the traditional classroom setting. It offers an appropriate prelude to the school year as well as a checkpoint between semesters to refresh our sense of educational mission. The flex calendar is posted online and can be downloaded in print format. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Required flex time
Faculty may fulfill their flex requirement by attending workshops on flex days, or performing individual projects on designated flex days. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Division Dean.*

Full-time faculty have a minimum time commitment of 24 flexible hours per year plus two fall semester mandatory days and one spring semester mandatory day. (36 hours per fiscal year, including the mandatory days)

Partial contract faculty are required to participate in a specific number of days, which is prorated on a percentage basis of an individual's contract. (If your contract is 75%, you must complete 36 X .75 = 27 hrs/yr, including the mandatory days.)

Adjunct faculty are required to participate in at least one hour of flex activity per teaching unit each semester. (If your fall or spring assignment is 9 teaching units, you must complete 9 hours of flex activities that semester.)

For more information, contact:
Francine Van Meter, Director, Teaching & Learning Center - (831) 479-6191

* State FLEX guidelines prohibit carry over of FLEX hours from year to year. In other words, they cannot be banked.

2. Special exception

You may perform flex activities on days other than the scheduled flex days, as long as they are not your regular teaching days or work days. Weekends and holidays are permissible as are days when you are only teaching in the evening, or evenings when you are only teaching during the day. You must obtain approval of your Dean.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for submitting your flex agreement plan is the end of flex week. This includes workshops attended during Flex Week and any individual activities you have planned. If your plans change, you can update the plan online. The information goes to your Dean.

4. Nonparticipation

Should you decide to refuse to participate in flex week, you will have your pay reduced by the number of days of nonparticipation (maximum of five days fall semester and five days spring semester). All flex activities must be completed within the academic calendar. Adjunct flex activities must be completed within the semester.

Interested in Participating as a Flex Presenter?

Preparing a presentation can require considerable preparation time. Faculty who conduct on-campus workshops as their flex activity will receive two hours flex credit for every hour of presentation time.

Interested in Participating as a Flex Presenter?

Preparing a presentation can require considerable preparation time. Faculty who conduct on-campus workshops as their flex activity will receive two hours flex credit for every hour of presentation time.

Guidelines for Flexible Calendar

Approved Program Activities

Chancellor's Office Guidelines
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Flex Calendar Guidelines

Education code

California Code of Regulations
To get to the Ed Code regarding the Flex Calendar, follow this path: California Code of Regulations > Title 5 > Division 6 > Chapter 6 > Subchapter 8 > Article 2. Flexible Calendar

Staff Development Resources

Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges

Faculty Association for the California Community Colleges (FACCC) 

Foundation for the California Community Colleges

California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development (4C/SD)

@ONE- Professional Development Resources for California Community College Educators 

CollegeBuys.org
Discounted software

 

 

Contact Information
Teaching & Learning Center
Staff Development
Phone: 831.479.5030
Fax: 831.479.5721
Email: tlc@cabrillo.edu
Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8 -5

Location: #1095 & 1096
Department Staff and Faculty Directory Map and Directions

 

 

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