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Peralta Staff Development Responsibility

Who has a staff development obligation?

All faculty with a teaching assignment have a staff development responsibility. Everyone else (non-teaching faculty, classified, confidential, management) is welcome and invited to attend Staff Development Day activities.

 

What is my obligation?

Your staff development obligation for the year is equal to the sum of the total number of hours you are scheduled to teach on each of the flex days. Instead of spending those hours in class, you will be spending them at staff development activities.

For example, if you are scheduled to teach a four hour class then your staff development obligation is four hours for that day. If you have two classes that meet for an hour and a half each, on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Flex Day falls on Wednesday, then your obligation is three hours for that Wednesday.

Your staff development obligation for the spring is computed in the same way as the fall. Any extra hours you accrue in the fall will be credited towards your spring obligation that same academic year. The obligation is yearly: what you owe for the fall plus what you owe for the spring.

Part-time temporary faculty shall participate in flex-day activity on the same basis as their weekly teaching assignments. For example, if the instructor has an assignment of teaching three hours in-class and Professional Days on that day, he/she shall participate and report 3 hours of flex activities. Obligations of 3 equated hours or fewer equated hours shall be satisfied by participation in regularly scheduled workshops on the designated Professional Day(s). If the obligation exceeds 3 hours, the faculty member must satisfy his/her obligation by participating in at least 3 hours of regularly scheduled workshops on the designated Professional Day(s). The remaining obligation may be satisfied either by participation in additional scheduled workshops or by independent staff development projects approved by the faculty member’s dean.

Ref:  Appendix 5, PFT Contract