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Faculty PD Requirement or Eligibility

Professional Development (or Flex) Requirement/Eligibility

Faculty, please review Article 10 of the PFF contract for contractual information about PD requirement/eligibility.

If you are new to Professional Development, please follow these  steps to learn more about the program and how to register and complete PD Hours:

  1. Video: Introduction to Professional Development at Palomar College
  2. Flyer: Welcome to our PalomarPowered Professional Development Program! 
  3. Instruction Guide: Review the 3PD Portal Guide to learn how to access the 3PD Portal (a part of the CCC Vision Resource Center)
  4. Need additional help using the 3PD Portal? 3PD Portal Frequently Asked Questions (you will be prompted to log-in to the 3PD Portal through our Single Sign On)

Full-Time Faculty Professional Development Requirement

Full-Time Faculty are required to complete 42 hours/year and must have all hours officially completed in the 3PD Portal by 2 weeks before the end of the spring semester.

How do you know when your PD hours have been officially completed and counted in your total?

  • Check your Completed Hours Dashboard!   Your Completed Hours Dashboard shows your total hours that have been counted as completed to reach your requirement.  What you see on your Completed Hours Dashboard is exactly what is reported to the college.  If you are missing hours on your Completed Hours Dashboard, please check these 2 things:
    • 1.) REFRESH your Completed Hours graph.  The graph does not automatically refresh. 
    • 2.) Make sure you don’t have any training that are “Pending Evaluation” or “Pending Signature”.  If you have training that are in a pending status they won’t be included on your Completed Hours Dashboard

When can Full-Time Faculty complete PD Hours?

  • FT Faculty can complete PD hours year-round.  The due date is 2 weeks before the last day of the spring semester.  Hours completed after the due date are included in the follow year completed hours total.  Example, hours completed in summer 2020 are included in the 2020-2021 total.

Part-Time Faculty Professional Development Eligibility

Part-Time Faculty are eligible to be compensated extra pay for officially completing PD hours by the due date.  The amount of hours each part-time faculty member is eligible to be compensated for is based on their workload.  To calculate eligible hours for PT Faculty multiply the percentage workload by 21 hours (21 hours represents what a FT Faculty would receive on 100% load per semester). Payment for PD hours is included in their final paycheck for the semester.

PD Eligibility Calculation:   Workload x 21 = eligible hours

Example for a PT Faculty member with 60% load:   .6 x 21 = 12.6 hours

Part-Time Faculty can see their workload and eligible hours on their welcome screen in the 3PD Portal*.  If the workload does not look correct PT Faculty need to contact their Academic Department Assistant to make sure it is correct in PeopleSoft.  The workload in the 3PD Portal is pulled directly from our system of record, PeopleSoft (the PD Office cannot adjust workload in the 3PD Portal, it must be correct in PeopleSoft).  If a PT Faculty members believes their workload is incorrect, they need to contact their Academic Department Assistant to check on their workload in PeopleSoft, the PD Office cannot change the workload in the portal, it must be changed in PeopleSoft. 

*Please note: Staff members who also teach part-time, will not see their  workload or eligibility on their welcome page, but do see it under “My Account” by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the welcome page.   

Due Dates for Part-Time PD:

  • In the Fall semester PD hours must be officially completed in the 3PD Portal between August 1st and December 1st.
  • In the Spring semester PD hours must be officially completed in the 3PD Portal between January 1st and May 1st.
  • NOTE:  Completed hours are not accepted after the due date!

How do you know when your PD hours have been officially completed and counted in your total?

  • Check your Completed Hours Dashboard!   Your Completed Hours Dashboard will show you exactly what is reported to payroll.  What you see on your Completed Hours Dashboard is exactly what is reported to the college.  If you are missing hours on your Completed Hours Dashboard, please check these 2 things:
    • 1.) REFRESH your Completed Hours graph.  The graph does not automatically refresh. 
    • 2.) Make sure you don’t have any trainings that are “Pending Evaluation” or “Pending Signature”.  If you have trainings that are in a pending status they won’t be included on your Completed Hours Dashboard.

I am a Part-Time Faculty member, can I roll over hours from Fall to Spring?

No.  Only hours completed from August 1st- December 1st are included for your Fall total and only hours officially completed from January 1st to May 1st are included in your Spring total.