Professional Development & Learning

Flex Information

The Equity and Inclusion Office coordinates professional learning and Flex activities through PDAC and the LPG for Flex. Both groups are comprised of Faculty, Managers, Classified Professional and Students who review and approve all professional learning and Flex credit-eligible activities prior to implementation.

The Call for Spring 20 Flex is OPEN! Click to submit proposals

To register for activities click the below button.

Register here for Professional Learning-Flex activities

Submit a Variable Flex request form for workshop proposals or Special Project activities during the semester outside of Professional Learning-Flex week. Other opportunities are available throughout the semester. Check the above registration link for more information. 

Sign-in Sheet Template - Workshop Presenters: Have workshop participants sign-in at the activity. This sheet is used along with the required on-line registration names to verify attendance for Flex credit. Please turn in the sheet to Sara Larkin after the activity. 

Reserving a room - All room reservations go through 25Live. To schedule a room for your workshop, click here for instructions: Process for Event Scheduling-2017Important Note: You must be logged in to 25Live to reserve a room. Make sure you are not in "practice mode". Please contact Grace Villegas for additional help with 25Live at gvillegas@losmedanos.edu

FAQs

Check out the LMC Flex Information Page for 2019-20. It addresses common questions, and provides contact information for any additional you may have. 

Current 2019-20 Academic Calendar (see lower right of calendar for UF-negotiated information).

Forms 

Variable Professional Learning-Flex Proposal On-line Wufoo Request Form - Use this form if you would like to host an activity during the semester and would like to offer Variable Flex credit (maximum 10 credits per Academic year) to faculty attendees. Variable Flex - Instructions for Facilitators as of 7-20-16.

Special Projects Form - Use this form if you would like to attend an activity off campus or attend or complete a special activity or project and would like to receive Variable (maximum 10 credits per academic year) Flex credit for it. Complete the on-line form at the link and it will be sent to the Dean for their review and approval. The form will be returned to you by your Dean for you to attach to your final report which the Dean will sign off on and again return to you. You will attach the approved form to your Faculty Agreement form at the end of the Academic Year (Full-time faculty) and at the end of each semester (Adjunct Faculty).

Leave Request - There is a check-off box for Flex credit which the Dean can pre-approve Variable Flex credit (maximum 10 credits per Academic year) when you attend a conference off-site. The Leave Request should be submitted to your Dean. 

Faculty Flex Agreements (click on links below). Submit these documents to your Dean.

State Chancellor's Office Guidelines for the Flexible Calendar:

Flex_Calendar_Guidelines_04-07.docx

 

Local Planning Group for Flex (LPG) Membership Roster -

Meets 4th Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m. in L-215

 

Faculty (Assigned by Academic Senate)

  • Erlinda Jones, Child Development Faculty
  • Julie Von Bergen, Math Faculty/LPG Chair
  • Michael Zilber, Music Faculty/Director of Jazz and Popular Music/Music Department Chair
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Managers (Assigned by President)

  • Sabrina T Kwist, Dean, Equity and Inclusion
  • Carla Rosas, 3SP Director
  • Jeffrey Benford, Dean, Counseling
  • Vacant

Student(s):

  • LMCAS representation - TBD

Staff:

  • Shondra West, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Instruction
  • Courtney Diputado, Educational Technology (including D2L)
  • Sara Larkin, Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Note: Faculty and Manager PDAC and LPG's members overlap, with three (3) additional faculty added to LPG per the UF Contract language. The committees' meetings are scheduled on the same dates, with separate agendas, and the LPG meeting occurs immediately following the PDAC meeting.

Contact us:

For questions regarding Professional Learning and/or Flex, please contact:

Local Planning Group for Flex Chair, 2019-20: Julie Von Bergen, Math Faculty

Equity and Inclusion Office:

  

Sara Larkin, Program Coordinator