California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Section 55724, details the permitted activities in which college personnel may be engaged during designated staff, student, and instructional improvement days (Flexible Calendar Program).
When filling out your Flex Contract, there are nine types of activities in the drop-down menu that you may list. It is your responsibility to indicate the types of activities you are claiming for flex and to provide enough information so that your Dean or Director is able to approve the activities as meeting your yearly (full-time faculty) or semester (part-time faculty) obligation.
Your flex obligation is based on your status as full- or part-time faculty. Full-time faculty members have an annual obligation (fall and spring) of 60 hours. Part-time faculty members have a per-semester obligation, which is calculated by multiplying 1.5 times the number of hours taught per week or the number of hours of service per week (for counselors) (e.g. if you teach 3 hours a week, you multiple 3 x 1.5, which gives you a total of 4.5. This (4.5) is the total number of flex hours with which you have to comply for the semester).
Part-time faculty may NOT use office hours to fulfill their FLEX obligation.
The following trainings are required for faculty and can be completed online through Keenan SafeColleges. Human Resources will assign the trainings and individual links:
Title IX – annually required per Title IX, Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013. Also, AB 1778 effective 1/1/18.
Child Abuse Reporting – Annually required by AB 2018
. Must be completed the first 6 weeks of academic year and/or hire date.