Professional Development Activity (PDA) Days

One day each semester is designated as the District-wide Professional Development Day. The program for these PDA Days is developed by a participatory governance committee (the Professional Development Committee or PDC) consisting of faculty, classified, and management staff. The PDA Day Program consists of a general session and workshops conducted by SRJC faculty and staff or possibly off-campus presenters. Speakers and workshops are sought out and selected on the basis of their relevance to the professional and institutional needs of the SRJC community. Evaluations are collected for all sessions and used to improve and develop future program offerings.

Attendance at each semester's district-wide PDA day is mandatory for all regular faculty and may not be flexed. The program for the fall semester PDA Day includes an address from the College President, as well as the Academic Senate and Classified Senate Presidents. The spring semester Institutional Day features the Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecture. The lecturer is an SRJC faculty member who is selected for teaching excellence by a committee consisting of former Tauzer Lecturers. Both the fall and spring Institutional Days also offer workshops related to institutional themes and the training needs of the faculty and staff.

The Fall 2020 Professional Development Activity Day is Friday, August 14, 2020

The Spring 2021 Professional Development Activity Day is Thursday, February 11, 2021. 

The Flex Program continues for the 2020-21 academic year. Please refer to Article 22 for the complete language for Professional Development on the AFA Website .

The Mandatory and Flexible hours requirement for regular faculty members is 30 hours, and is prorated for those faculty members on pre-retirement workload reductions.

For regular faculty members, the mandatory hour requirement is 18 hours for the year (6 hours for the Fall PDA Day, 6 hours for the New Departmentally Determined Professional Development Activities Day, and 6 hours for the Spring PDA Day). Your Flex hours obligation is 12.0 hours for the Academic year (6 hours per semester.) Flex hours can be completed at any time during the Academic year; just follow the deadlines. All mandatory and flexible hours must be completed in your flex account through the faculty portal by June 1st, 2021, unless an "Intent to Complete a Pre-approved Activity" form has been filed by May 1

Faculty members on sabbatical leave or other leave will have an adjustment made to their obligation. There is no obligation while on leave or teaching a semester abroad. If a partial leave is in place, then a partial adjustment will be made to the hours of obligation.

Adjunct faculty flex obligations are equal to the total number of hours taught in full-semester classes on the designated days each semester. Refer to the Board approved Academic Calendar.

Flex Program Guidelines (Flex obligations for Faculty Members)

Regular Faculty:

  • 18 mandatory hours per academic year (two institutional 6-hour days on 8/14/2020 & 2/11/2021 and the New Departmentally Determined Professional Development Activities Day on 1/19/21). There will be no “make up” for these hours. Alternative activities for PDA Day will need to be approved by Dr. L. Jane Saldaña-Talley Vice President President’s Designee/Academic Affairs
  • 12 flexible hours - flex activities to be performed and verified between July 1, 2020 and June 1st 2021.
  • Go to your Faculty Portal to “Check Your Flex” obligation and monitor your flex account status on a regular basis.

Adjunct Faculty (includes Non-Credit, Unit A):

  • Your flex obligation for Fall 2020 is the total number of hours you are scheduled to teach full-semester classes scheduled on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Your Flex obligation for Spring 2021 is the total number of hours you teach full-semester classes scheduled on, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Go to your Faculty Portal to “Check Your Flex” obligation and monitor your flex account status on a regular basis.
  • Adjunct Faculty will be able to fulfill their obligation on the district-designated PDA Days or through flex activities that take place during the semester in which they teach. Flex credit can be earned for pre-approved activities that take place during summer (beginning on July 1) for the fall semester or beginning during winter break for the spring semester.
  • Please note: Adjunct faculty run the risk of not being paid for flex hours completed in advance of the semester, if a change to their teaching schedule results in a change (decrease) to their flex obligation.

Flex credit is available for pre-approved professional development activities only.

Full Flex Program Guidelines are available at

Faculty members must record their completed activity in their flex account through their faculty portal in order to receive Flex credit.