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Cabrillo College Staff Development, under the coordination of the Teaching & Learning Center offers faculty, staff and administrators activities and resources for professional development. The Staff Development Committee oversees Flex Week.
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.
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. Adjunct faculty are required to participate in at least one hour of flex activity per teaching unit each semester.
For more information, contact: Francine Van Meter, Director, Teaching & Learning Center - (831)479-5030
* 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.
The deadline for submitting your flex agreement is the end of flex week. This contract needs to be received by your Dean. The deadline for submitting your individual activity is the end of flex week. This contract needs to be received by your Dean.
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.
Full-time faculty have a minimum time commitment of two fall semester mandatory days (Division/Department and All College Day) and one spring semester mandatory day (Division/Department Day) AND an additional 24 flexible hours per academic year. Adjunct faculty are required to participate in at least one hour of flex activity per teaching unit each semester.
Please complete the appropriate form indicating your schedule of activities. Individualized activities are reported on a separate form. Details are listed on each online Flex Agreement Form.
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.
Staff Development resources
Approved Program Activities
Chancellor's Office Guidelines
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Flex Calendar Guidelines
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
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