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​​Faculty ​​Professional Development Committee

The No​rco Faculty ​Professional Development Committee offers ongoing opportunities to improve, develop, and expand the skills and practices of faculty and staff who promote students' ability to achieve their educational goals.​

Contact:​

Zander Allport
FPDC Coordinator
(951) ​738-7416
Nancy Quiñones
FPDC Coordinator
(951) ​738-7696
Dr. Quinton Bemiller
Professional Development Administrator​​
(951) 372-7062
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Eileen Cechini
Professional Development Committee Admin. Support​​
(951) 738-7751
Send Email​


​​Meeting Schedule


Meetings are held in-person the second Tuesday of each month in room IT-218 from 12:50 pm until 1:50 pm and are open to everyone. Nonvoting members are welcome to join via Zoom.​ For Zoom details email Eileen Cechini​.​

2024:

  • March 12, 2024​​
  • April - No Meeting
  • May 14, 2024

Com​mittee Members

  • Zander Allport, Communication, ​Humanities and Languages (Coordinator​, Faculty)

  • Nancy Quiñones, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Coordinator​, Faculty)

  • Eileen Cechini, Classified Professional Representative​

  • Dr. Quinton Bemiller, Dean of Instruction  (Professional Development Administrator​)

  • Dr. Sandra Popiden, Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Janet Frewing, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, and Game Development

  • Dr. Dominique Voyer​​, Communication, ​Humanities and Languages

  • Jessiah Ruiz, ​ Math, Engineering, Computer Science, and Game Development

  • Eric Doucette, Business and Management

  • Paul VanHulle, Applied Technologies and Apprenticeships

  • Dr. Jody Tyler, Natural Sciences, Health and Kinesiology

  • VACANT, Natural Sciences, Health and Kinesiology

  • Natalie Morford, Communication, ​Humanities and Languages

  • Ana Marie Olae​rts, Communication, ​Humanities and Languages

  • VACANT, ASNC


Su​pporting Documentation

The flexible calendar program provides time for faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in activities that promote student learning.  You can ONLY receive FLEX credit for activity obtained in the​ current academic year and can only claim up to 6.00 hours of FLEX each day. No carry overs. FLEX hours cannot be rolled forward into other academic years or claim for prior years. Currently, faculty is required to participate in 24.00​ hours of FLEX per current academic year.

FLEX Policy

Getting Credit for FLEX

There are two ways to obtain FLEX credit for full-time faculty:

  1. Attend a PDC sponsored FLEX workshop and sign in.

  2. Develop your own FLEX plan and submit appropriate evidence of participation

To Request FLEX Credit, please follow the steps below and any questions to please email Nicole Brown​.
NOTE: Faculty DO NOT need to be on the Intranet or campus computer to access this website if they use the link listed below​.

  1. Go to https://studentrcc.sharepoint.com/sites/ws/flextrack​ to login the database.  Faculty DO NOT need to be on the Intranet or campus computer to access this website if they use the above link​.
  2. Here is FLEX Track documentation on how to use the new system.
  3. Login with your RCCD username & password. 
  4. Once logged in, you can view your completed activities, activities in progress, and Add a New Individual Activity. You will want to Add a New Individual Activity.
  5. Please record all the Individual Activities and upload the evidence you have completed or plan to complete before June 30th.  When you enter your Individual Activity in FLEX, an automatic email will go to your department chair for approval.  Upon approval of your individual activity and receipt of your evidence of completion sent directly to me, you will be awarded Flex credit.

NOTE: All events and workshop attendance sheets have been entered into the system.  If you attended an event/workshop and do not see it listed in the Completed Activities tab, please advise Nicole Brown on what the activity was and to whom you sent your evidence (please list date submitted).

Appropriate Evidence: the college requires evidence that you have completed and/or participated in an event outside of the PDC sponsored workshops. Any questions, please send your email to Nicole Brown, Instructional Support Programs Coordinator. Please note that ALL evidence must have the minimum three identifi​ers: Full name of attendee, Name of event, and date of event. Otherwise, it doesn't meet state FLEX requirements and cannot be accepted. 

Here are some common examples accepted as evidence:

  • An email confirming your registration for a conference (These are the best)

  • Sign-in sheets​

  • Minutes from a meeting **(Department meetings are not acceptable as it is part of the faculty contract)

  • ID name tags with the conference logo on it (plus date and name of event)

  • Programs/agenda schedules that contain your name if you are a speaker or submitted a paper.

  • A copy of a published paper​​

  • For Zoom workshops, a photograph of you in attendance and send a copy of the zoom meeting invitation.

The state pays faculty salaries during their 24 FLEX hours. 

Pursuant to Ed Code (Section 87153), the hours may be used for:

  1. Improvement of teaching.
  2. Maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills.
  3. In-service training for vocational education and employment preparation programs.
  4. Retraining to meet changing institutional needs.
  5. Intersegmental exchange programs.
  6. Development of innovations in instructional and administrative techniques and program effectiveness.
  7. Computer and technological proficiency programs.
  8. Courses and training implementing affirmative action and upward mobility programs.
  9. Other activities determined to be related to educational and professional development pursuant to criteria established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, including, but not necessarily limited to, programs to develop self-esteem.

​​Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Documents

Associate faculty can claim up to 3.00 hours each compensation for professional development, course level and/or program level assessment projects and equity-related professional development per academic year for a total of 9.00 hours. Page 29 in the 21/24 Faculty agreement handbook. The FLEX administrator doesn't have any access to view the status of submission. The turn-around time for payment from RCCD is about 60 days.​

In an effort to simplify the process for payment of Professional Development Hours for Associate Faculty as laid out in the contract, RCCD has streamlined the process through Adobe Sign.
Following is an outline of the major changes:

  • The new process will be routed through Adobe Sign. Etrieve will no longer be used for this purpose.
  • Your Instructional Department Specialist (IDS) will initiate and facilitate the process.
  • To start the reporting process, an Associate Faculty will contact their assigned IDS who will initiate the process in Adobe Sign.
    • As soon as it’s started, you will receive an email from Adobe Sign for you to fill in the hours/details and digitally sign.
  • Only Department Chairs will approve the PD hours, which will then be routed to Payroll for payment processing.
If you have any questions, please contact your IDS​

Archived Agendas & Minutes

2024-2025

  • May 13, 2025
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  • March 11, 2025​​
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  • November 12, 2024
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  • ​October 8, 2024
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  • September 10, 2024
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2023-2024

2022-2023

​​2021-2022

​2020-2021

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2019-2020

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    2016-2017
    2015-2016