Palomar College



Palomar Community College
1140 West Mission Road, Bldg. NS-153
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2250
 
 
 
 


 
 

FAQs

1. When does my contract have to be turned in?

For Full-Time/Probationary Faculty:
Professional development contract proposals for 2013-2014 are due by September 15, 2013. (February 15, 2014, for faculty teaching spring semester only)  Confirmation that activities are completed are due by May 15, 2014. Extensions may be granted for activities that occur during May and June.

For Part-time Faculty:
Fall 2013 Semester - Professional development contract proposals are due by September 15, 2013. Confirmation that activities are completed are due December 1, 2013.  Meeting the December 1st deadline assures PD pay in the December paycheck.

Spring 2014 Semester - Professional development contract proposals are due by February 15, 2014. Confirmation that activities are completed are due May 1, 2014.  Meeting the May 1st deadline assures PD pay in the May paycheck.

2. How can I submit my contract?

Contracts must be submitted via Faculty eServices.
Call the PD office at 760-744-1150, ext. 2250, if you have questions.

3. How do I revise my contract?

Go to your PD contract on Faculty eServices, make the changes, and "Save."

4. How many hours of professional development are allowed per day?
There is no maximum to the number of hours per day for professional development.
5. I am a full-time or probationary faculty member. How many hours of professional development pay am I eligible for?

Palomar College currently designates 72 hours per year.  Professional Development days are defined by Assembly Bill 1725 (AB1725) as six (6) hours of professional development per day.  Remember to complete the two (2) service points required by the PFF contract.

Only first-year faculty are exempt from the service point requirement.

6. I am a full-time or probationary faculty member. What happens if I do not turn in a professional development contract?

Failure to confirm completion of approved professional development activities will result in a loss of pay for the 12 days.

7. I am a part-time faculty member. When will I receive my professional development pay?

Professional development hours are typically paid in the last regular pay period of the fall  (December) and spring (May) semesters. If you meet the December 1st and May 1st deadlines for submitting your completed PD contracts,  you will receive payment for your PD hours in the last paycheck of the semester.

8. I am a part-time faculty member. How many hours of professional development pay am I eligible for?

ELIGIBILITY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPENSATION 

●Part-time faculty teaching semester-length or short-term classes may select and be compensated for professional development hours commensurate with the number of hours taught. 

●The total number of professional development hours that may be paid for an assigned class is equal to the number of hours the class meets per week as per the approved course curriculum, identified in the college catalog.   

●When a class is team taught, the professional development hours the class is eligible for are divided between/among the part-time faculty assigned to teach the class.   

●The total paid professional development hours for a class cannot exceed the course approved weekly hours identified in the college catalog.    

●A class must meet a minimum of 8 hours (1/2 unit) to be eligible for professional development compensation.   

●Courses not eligible for professional development compensation include: 

Apprenticeship courses

Flat rate assignments (e.g. Athletic coaching assignments)

Noncredit courses

ROP courses 

●Part-time counselors and librarians are eligible for PD hours for non-instructional hours equal to one-half (1/2) of the hours they work per week.

●Activities must occur during the semester indicated on the pay notice.

 

1/4/07 – Office of Instructional Services and Professional Development Office

9. I am a part-time faculty member. What happens if my class is canceled?

If your class is canceled, or if you are replaced, professional development pay for that class is automatically canceled.

10. I think I am going to a conference, but I do not know the dates yet. What should I do?

Submit your contract with tentative dates. Remember to update/revise your contract with actual dates, location, etc. and "submit contract" This is part of the "completion" step of your contract.

11. I do not have time to go to these workshops. You never schedule these activities when I am available. Is professional development really required?

Yes, it really is! However, professional development is designed to support you. Many activities you already plan to do or are doing fit into the self-designed categories.  A list of self-designed activities is available in the current PD Workshops and Events Booklet and on the Annual Program page of the PD web site.  There are also online activities and DVDs and videos available to you.

12. I have already received my approved contract. I just found out about a really great workshop. What should I do?

You can revise your contract by returning to Faculty eServices, making the changes, and click on "Save."

13. It is almost the end of the year/semester and I was not able to fit in all my professional development activities. What will happen?

Chances are, an activity you have already done will qualify for the professional development. You may submit a revised contract at any time during the semester. Call the Professional Development office for more information.

14. I planned to attend a professional development workshop, but when I showed up, no one was there!

The Professional Development office occasionally cancels workshops when there is low enrollment or when the facilitator is ill. The PD staff will attempt to reach you if a workshop is canceled, so please provide both a phone number and e-mail address. Please submit a revised contract.

15. I signed up for a professional development workshop, but now I cannot make the workshop. What should I do?

Life is full of crises. Please call the Professional Development office to cancel your registration. This will enable us to advise the presenter. You will also need to revise your contract!

16. Who can I talk to if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding your contract, call the Professional Development Office at
(760) 744-1150, ext 2250.

Other Questions and/or Comments? Email PD Office

 

 

 
 
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